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
- System of electric equipment
   Search of malfunctions of electric system
   Check of the switch on a current transmission
   Check of the relay
   Check of the motor of a screen wiper
   Verification of indexes of turn
   Check of stoplights
   Check of a heater of back glass
   Separation and connection of cable plugs
   Arrangement of safety locks
   Replacement of safety locks
   Removal and installation of the battery
   Check of the battery
   The battery is discharged in itself
   Battery charging
   Storage of the battery
   Security measures for the generator of alternating current
   Check of tension of the generator
   Removal and installation of the generator
   Generator components
   Dismantling generator/replacement of coal brushes
   Removal and installation of a starter
   Check/replacement of the traction relay of a starter
+ Heater, system of lighting, devices
+ Governing bodies and methods of operation
+ Electric circuits


The battery is discharged in itself

Depending on equipment of the car energy consumption by permanent consumers is added to a self-discharge of the battery. Therefore the battery on not operated car has to be charged time in 4 weeks. If there is a suspicion on superficial currents of leak, it is necessary to check onboard network as follows:

For check to use the charged battery.


  1. To disconnect a weight cable from the battery.

At the same time data from memory of malfunctions of the engine or a protective code of the radio receiver are erased. Before shutdown of the battery it is necessary to read instructions in the Section Removal also installation of the battery.

  1. To establish on the ampermeter (with limits of measurement 0 - 5 мА and 0 - 5 And) the highest limit of measurement. To turn on the ampermeter between a minus pole of the battery and a cable of weight.

An inspection can be carried out by means of the indicator. If the indicator lamp between a cable of weight and a minus pole of the battery does not light up, it is necessary to use the ampermeter anyway.

  1. To switch off everything consumers of the electric power, to close doors.
  2. To switch limits of measurement of the ampermeter until indications appear (1-3 мА it is admissible).
  3. Taking out one after another safety locks, to disconnect various current contours. If at disconnection of one of contours of the indication fall to 0, here it is necessary to look for a malfunction source. Possible mistakes: the corroded and polluted contacts, the ground wires, internal short circuit in units.
  4. If in the contours of malfunction protected by safety locks it is not revealed, it is necessary to disconnect wires of the units unprotected by safety locks: generator, starter, system of ignition.
  5. If at shutdown of one of the unprotected contours of the indication fall to 0, to repair or replace the corresponding element. At loss of current in a starter or system of ignition always to check the switch of ignition and starter according to the scheme.
  6. To connect a weight cable to the battery.
  7. If are available, to determine time on hours and to set a protective code of the radio receiver.