1993 Mazda B2200 from North America


Very reliable and great on gas


Truck smokes a lot on warmup, started around the 75000 mile mark.

Truck dies when driving in wet conditions, snow, and rain. I usually have to pull over, shut the engine off for 30 seconds and start it back up. I have been to several repair shops and not a single one could identify the problem nor duplicate it. hmmmm...

General Comments:

Truck has been very reliable if I avoid rainy and snowy days.. I get great gas mileage. Oh yeah, I sure wish I had A/C in this puppy..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th July, 2001

31st Oct 2001, 15:30

Just a note on the stopping on cold and rainy days. If your truck is not fuel injected, it could be carburetor ice. On cool damp days, ice can form in the throat of the carburetor, decreasing power to the point where the engine dies. After a minute, the heat of the engine melts the ice and you're running again. There may be a provision on the air cleaner to allow warmed air from the area of the exhaust manifold to flow in, and bypass the usual inlet.

I had a 72 Toyota Corolla with this problem. It was equipped with a manual slide shutoff on the aircleaner which allowed warm air to the carb.

The next time it stops, take a quick look in the throat of the carburetor. If you're fast, you should be able to easily see the ice.

25th Jul 2002, 18:59

I had the exact problem with my truck. One of my co-workers suggested di-electric gel{I think that's how you spell it}.You carefully take off the boots that go on the spark plugs, squirt some into each of the boots. I did it and I haven't had a problem since. Good luck.

19th Mar 2003, 14:47

Mine had similar problem which turned out to be hairline crack in distributor cap. It took two dealer trips and a suggestion to check it before it was found.

24th Oct 2004, 15:51

I had a car that would never start on rainy or cold days... the gasket around the distributor cap was bad. The solution was to replace this gasket... but I also replaced the distributor cap and rotor/ that spining thing inside the rotor as there was rust on them (due to the moisture that got inside the dis cap).

Check that too :b.