Mazda B-Series Pickup Model Overview
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Mazda B-Series Pickup Questions
4wd Is Working On My 1994 Mazda B4000
My Mazdas 4wd isn't working I can hear the transfer case engage and my front drive line will move and so will my front axle but when I give it gas to see if it is working only the back tires will ...
I have a 1992 Mazda B I lent it to my niece to borrow because her car died and I got it back not running. Change the starter which helped but she did something else to it I'm not sure exactly what ...
Want To Swap Motor
Have a 2001 Mazda B3000. / 6 cylinder the pickup is Automatic...want to drop in a 1994 Ford Ranger. Transmission is 4 speed overdrive. What will I need to do or will the Bellhousing match
Idle Speed To High
My truck idles at 2500+ RPMS when I startup. Doesn't kick down after warm up. When I shift, or put in neutral, or, push in clutch, RPMS jump back up?? Seems to run ok, but engine is reved up
Ignition Lock Cylinder
I need to change the lock cylinder on my2001 mazda b3000. All I can find are videos for Ford rangers. Is it the same process or do I have to remove parts of the steering column?
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Mazda B-Series Pickup Overview
Mazda's light, compact pickup truck, which was first produced in the mid-1980s, has been known by three different names throughout its North American run. From its introduction in 1986 through the 2001 model year, the truck was known as the B-Series Pickup. Then, for a couple of years, from 2002 to 2003, the truck was simply known as the Mazda Truck. And from 2004 on, the vehicle has been known as the Mazda B-Series Truck. Subtle changes, but underneath the badging they were all the same basic vehicle.
Mazda B-Series trucks have been sold in North America for more than two decades, and actually had their origins in the mid-1970s, when Mazda starting building compact pickup trucks for Ford. In the 1980s, Ford decided to launch its Ranger series, based on the platform originated by Mazda, so Mazda split away to launch its B-Series line of compact pickup trucks.
Though never as popular as trucks built by Ford and other foreign automakers such as Toyota, the Mazda B-Series trucks have been solid, reliable, and well-built throughout their run, garnering a large number of loyal fans and buyers, who keep coming back to the vehicle, purchasing it year after year. And while they acknowledge that the B-Series trucks are not as powerful nor as luxurious as truck from competitors, they appreciate the B-Series trucks for their value, economy, handling, comfort, and dependability.
Througout most of its run, the B-Series has been available with both standard and extended (Cab Plus) cabs, as well as in two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive versions. Engines have ranged from an 85-horsepower, 2.2-liter (2200 cubic centimeters) four-cylinder engine to the current 207-horsepower, 4.0-liter V6, which is the largest, most powerful engine available for the B-Series.
A few words about nomenclature. Throughout its run, the B-Series trucks have taken their name from their engine size, so trucks with the 2.2-liter (2200cc) engine became the B2200, while trucks with the 3.0-liter engine (3000cc) became the B3000, trucks with the 4.0-liter (4000cc) engine became the B4000, and so forth. Trim packages included the SE, SX, Dual Sport, and Troy Lee versions (the latter named for a designer of extreme-sports and racing equipment).
Initially standard features for the B-Series trucks were sparse, but they have been expanded through the years, with rear-wheel anti-lock brakes becoming an important standard feature. In the 1990s, extended cabs received four doors, with current models featuring rear-hinged rear doors that can be opened only when the front doors are open.