1990 Mazda b2200



May, 30, 2008 AT 11:48 PM

Engine Performance problem
1990 Mazda b2200 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 160, 00 miles

I got a mazda b2200 for $500, the guy said the timing belt is stretched, he took the bolt out of the distributor adjuster hole, moved the distributor around passed it to compensate I guess, it hard to start and when it starts it sounds like it running on 2 cylinders sorta, when it gets warm it kinda stops, runs poorly, sounds like it is missing, what do I do, it is a nice looking truck and wanna save it, also said that he put plugs and wires in it. And it still acts up, oil looks good as does the coolant.


1 Answer



May, 31, 2008 AT 12:05 AM

The only thing to do is try to get everything back to normal fix his little distributer mickymouse rig. And then take a look at the timing belt. And replace. I don't know he's saying the belt stretched? Whats that mean, its been slipping timing? Better look into it. Maybe even a compression test. To check for possible damage to the valves

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