Mazda 323

since 1985 release

Repair and operation of the car

Mazda 323

+ Introduction
+ Petrol engines
+ Engine lubrication system
+ Engine cooling system
+ System of ignition
+ Power supply system, carburetor, system of injection of fuel
+ Diesel engine
+ System of production of the fulfilled gases
+ Coupling
+ Manual transmission
+ Automatic transmission
+ Suspension bracket and system of steering
+ Brake system
- Wheels and tires, body, coloring of the car, care of the car
   The sizes of disks and tires/pressure in tires
   Designations of disks
   Designations of tires
   Replacement of wheels
   Rules of care of tires
   Balancing of wheels
   Antisliding chains
   Spare wheel
   Wear of tires
   Removal and installation of a front bumper
   Removal and installation of a rear bumper
   Removal and installation of a front grille
   Removal and installation of side moldings
   Removal and installation of a forward wing
   Removal and installation/adjustment of a cowl
   Removal and installation/adjustment of a door of a back
   Removal and installation/adjustment of a door
   Upholstery door door/window regulator/glass
   Removal and installation of an upholstery of a door
   Removal and installation of a glass/window regulator of a forward door
   Door lock lock/handle/cylinder
   Back door lock / internal drive
   External mirror
   Removal and installation of glass of a mirror
   Panel of devices / average console
   Front seats
   Removal and installation of a back seat
   Back seat
   Coloring of the car
   Elimination of damages from stones
   Rikhtovka body/repair of rusty openings
   Preparation for painting
   Wash of the car
   Care of a varnish covering
   Protection of the bottom and preservation of cavities
   Care of an upholstery
+ System of electric equipment
+ Heater, system of lighting, devices
+ Governing bodies and methods of operation
+ Electric circuits


Care of a varnish covering


So often, as far as it is required, absolutely washed up and dried up varnish covering has to become covered by the preserving means for protection of a surface against influences of the atmospheric phenomena closing a time and water-repellent layer of wax.

The poured fuel, oil, lubricant or brake fluid have to be removed at once, otherwise it will lead to change of a shade. Preservation should be repeated if water is not reflected from a varnish, and flows down big drops. Regular preservation provides preservation of initial gloss long time.

Other possibility of preservation of a varnish is use of preservatives at a sink. Washing preservatives protect a varnish covering if they are used at each sink, and the sink is made at least once in 2 - 3 weeks. To use only the preservatives containing synthetic wax or Carnauba wax.


Polishing is required only if the varnish owing to insufficient leaving took an ordinary-looking form because of influence of dust, industrial gases, sunshine or a rain. And gloss is not reached by more use of preservatives. It is necessary to warn against use of strongly abrasive or chemically strong polishing means even if the first experience of use was successful. Before each polishing the car has to be washed absolutely up and dried carefully up. For the rest it is necessary to be guided by the instruction for application of polishing means.

Processing should be made small sites in order to avoid premature drying of polishing paste. Some polishing means have to be preserved. Not to polish under open sunshine! Opaque surfaces should not be preserved or polished.

Car elements from light alloys do not demand special leaving.

Removal of spots of pitch

Pitch spots for a short time corrode a varnish and then cannot be completely removed. Fresh spots can be removed with flushing gasoline and a soft rag. As a last resort it is possible to use gasoline from a tank, kerosene or turpentine. Very well varnish preservative clears pitch spots. When using this means there is no need for the subsequent sink.

Removal of insects

Traces from insects contain the substances capable to damage a varnish film if quickly not to remove them. Having densely pasted, they do not leave only water and a sponge, and have to be washed away by weak soap solution. Also there are special means for removal of traces from insects.

Removal of drops of building materials

To wash away drops of any construction materials weak solution of neutral detergent. To rub slightly, otherwise it is possible to scratch a varnish. After a sink carefully to rinse with clear water.

Care of polymeric details

Polymeric details, imitation leather of seats, ceiling, glasses of lamps and also black opaque details to clear water with shampoo addition, not to wet a ceiling. If necessary to process polymeric details polymeric cleaners. Not to apply such solvents as a nitrothinner, a cold cleaner or gasoline at all.

Purification of glasses

To wipe glasses of windows outside and from within pure, a soft rag. At strong pollution alcohol and warm water or a special cleaner for glasses will help. When cleaning a windshield to cast away screen wipers forward. When cleaning a windshield it is also necessary to clear and brushes of screen wipers.

When using silikonosoderzhashchy means of a brush, sponge and rag, used for a sink of a varnish covering, should not be applied to purification of glasses. At a varnish covering silikonosoderzhashchy means of glass have to be closed by a cardboard or other material.

Care of rubber consolidations

From time to time rubber consolidations should be powdered talc or to cover with silicone spray. Thus, scratches and noise when closing doors are eliminated. Noise also eliminates rubbing of the corresponding surfaces with soap.

To process easily metal disks of wheels a special cleaner especially in the winter, however, not to use aggressive, acidiferous cleaners at a temperature above +60 °C.

To clear seat belts only weak soap solution in the established state, not to subject to dry cleaning as at the same time the basis collapses. To pull out automatic belts only in a dry state and if necessary to process special spray for simplification of their retracting. Not to dry a belt at a temperature above +80 °C or under direct sunshine.