1999 Mazda 323



May, 12, 2012 AT 11:22 AM

When the engine is cold its ok but when its getting warm up then it feels like looses the power and kind of shaking and dont want to accelerate under 2500 rpm. Also the consumption is very high. I have a feeling the problem is with the air and petrol ratio.
It has 1.5 engine and automatic.
If u have any idea please share with me.
Im looking forward to hear your answer.

Kind Regards

Attila H.


4 Answers



May, 12, 2012 AT 1:21 PM

Scan for codes and check fuel pressure first. Also check for vacuum hoses off or holes/cracked etc.



July, 7, 2012 AT 12:09 AM

I'm using low-viscosity oil in my car (Mazda 323 Hatchback 1994 1.6 Liter engine) (Mobil 1 oil). Suggest complete oil change, new high capacity oil filter. Maybe use something to boost compression in your engine. I am using a ceramic solution which supposedly improves the inner surface of the cylinders and improves compression. These are low-power engines anyway though. So, I think you need oil change, possibly improved spark plugs, or at least spark plug cleaning, if one or more cylinders is not firing as well as the others, that would mess up the engine I think. Maybe your fuel filter needs replacing like mine supposedly does. Your air filter is clogged also. Maybe a high flow air filter. I have K&N and for these you are supposed to add a certain type of K&N air filter oil when you first install it.



July, 7, 2012 AT 12:13 AM

Yes also for cars made in 1999 I think all of them are covered by the IBD-II computer scanners, so that should tell you right away exactly any and all problems. I cannot do this on my 1994 car although I would like to. I don't know how to read the alert codes on my car yet. I should get that done. I know this thing has an onboard computer but havent accessed the info yet.



July, 7, 2012 AT 12:18 AM

Actually now that I think about it a bit more, it sounds like your automatic transmission fluid is overfilled. Check this. Also check to make sure the oil is not overfilled. That could send you back to the horse and buggy era quite fast.

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