1994 Mazda B4000 SE 4x4 from North America - Comments

23rd Jun 2007, 01:04

If someone is having all those problems, they need to learn how to take care of their vehicle.

My 1994 Mazda B4000 has 225,000 miles on it, and no problems except normal wear and tear. Clutch, brakes, windshield, belts, hoses, etc.

With 225k, it still doesn't burn oil and I would drive it anywhere. I do have a bad air compressor I am replacing. 99.00 on eBay, but for a 13 yr old truck with this many miles on it, it is hard to beat.

People have a strong bias against American vehicles, even if they are labeled Mazda. As long as it has been taken care of, it's a great buy. I recommend the 5 speed stick, simple version with manual lockers, and no frills. Less stuff to break.

23rd Jun 2007, 21:33

I'm wondering if anyone knows how to change the ball joint for the 1994 Mazda B4000. I just bought this truck a few days ago and she barely passed the inspection because of it. The ball joints need to be replaced and the wheel bearings need to be repacked with grease, but I can't figure out how to get all of this off the truck... and it doesn't help that its rusted really bad. If anyone can help, that would be great. Thanks.

28th Jun 2007, 14:37

This is a great truck. I've got a 94 B4000, she's got 169,000 km, I just changed the ball joints, the U joints and repacked the wheel bearings with grease, she runs great. Passed inspection and believe it or not, I managed to do all that on my own. It only took about 9 hours to replace both sides, but it saved me $93 per hour for a mechanic. Great truck, even the wife loves it.

17th Oct 2007, 03:06

I live in Alaska and just sold a 94 Nissan PU to be replaced by the 94 Mazda. The truck already had the Warn hubs installed and next week the ball joints get replaced. My friendly Les Shwuab tire store will do that and fix the brakes all for LESS than $2,ooo.00 Just barely less. Still a pretty good deal for a truck for the next 4 years or so.. better than a $300 to $400 payment on an "investment" in a new truck. The Mazda is a much nicer truck than the Nissan. All the same gear. Auto trans, extra cab, topper.. The Mazda driver's seat is feeling a little thin at 160k miles, but I had to weld the seat frame on the Nissan because it broke. All in all I think the Mazda is a better truck.

26th Nov 2007, 12:48

Hi! I purchased my Mazda B4000 4x4 extended cab last year with only 97,000 miles on it. Since then I personally replaced two U-joints, transmission seals, and had to take it in for rear main seal. This truck is amazing! It is lasting me a long time; runs better than my friends truck with 60,000 miles! However, my dashboard panel just went bad due to me trying to take it off for a new radio! I can't seem to find a new panel anywhere! If you guys have any ideas let me know!

3rd Jan 2008, 15:32

I have had several issues with my automatic locking hubs on my 1997 Mazda B4000 pickup with only 97000 km. I think I am going to convert mine to manual locking hubs. Have others done this??

21st Aug 2008, 21:55

I have a B4000 and was told there are some transmission seals that you can reach from under the manual shifter boot - does anyone know anything about this?

31st Aug 2008, 16:33

Whom it may concern, I bought mine in 1998. It had 60,000 miles.

Hunting, fishing, work & loaner to family. Normal maintenance only & 1 rebuilt trans at 190,000 miles. It's a great truck, but need front seat?

21st Mar 2009, 21:03

I own a 1994 Mazda B4000 with about 165000 miles, but running great.

My four wheel drive went out on me. When I try to engage it by pushing the button, nothing will happen, not even the light will come on. Anyone have an idea what my problem would be? I would like to get it fixed before summer, for I can start chopping wood. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

13th Dec 2009, 12:48

I just bought a 1994 B4000 4X4 Auto Trans. It has been driven about 200K, but runs very good. The trans is a little loose but works okay. When in FWD high range, there is a very loud noise at 30 - 35 mph, this does not match other 4 X 4s I have owned. Does any one else have this loud noise? I read a review of a new one and the driver mentioned that there was a noticeable "engine" noise when the FWD was engaged. Also in the transfer case chain driven? Thanks for your feedback.

16th Jan 2010, 06:39

I bought a brand new B4000 2 wheel drive in 1994. I still drive it everyday. It has 371000 miles on it and I am just now replacing only one of the front lower ball joints. I do my own routine maintenance. And it has been getting about 20 miles to the gallon since I bought it. It is showing its age in appearance, but I use it in the motorcycle business and it carries a lot of stuff around all the time. Best truck I have ever owned.

14th Aug 2010, 14:49

I also purchased a used 1994 B4000, and it has yet to fail me. The biggest fix has been a new clutch and A/C compressor.

The automatic hubs have never worked, since the person that had the truck before me apparently took out the guts, which I will replace with manual hubs in the near future.

This truck has been exceptionally reliable, and after 275,000 miles it has yet to have any leaks or any signs of quitting. This has been my longest lasting vehicle, it has even beat out two new trucks that I had purchased before buying used. Awesome truck!

20th Jan 2011, 05:30

I have a Mazda B-2500,and actually my odometer, fuel, temperature and engine rotation meters are not working at all. Further, the 80 amp fuse located near the battery is being blown each and every time. I am being told that the problem is with the alternator.

Could someone please give me further details?

11th Oct 2012, 10:52

Which fuse goes to the 4x4 light on the dash?

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