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Engine Pings Under Acceleration

2001 Mazda B3000

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Mazda dealer.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. change timing and use higher grade gasoline (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2001 Mazda B3000 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Mazda B3000 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 072002

B3000 SE 3.00L

  • Manual transmission
  • 20,000 miles


Couldn't go up a slight incline without that obnoxious noise. It was still under warranty at the time. Dealer claimed that Ford/Mazda (Yes...your Mazda is a Ford Ranger) said it was a common complaint and that it was normal, wouldn't damage the engine, and to ignore it. Funny though, they wouldn't put it in writing (Hmmm, I wonder why?). I had the dealer back the timing off a little. (They don't like to play with the computer, but will if you press 'em.) The timing change helped a lot, but not 100%. I eventually switched to "plus" grade gas. Between the two, it runs great now! (Still have the truck. 60,000 miles down the road)

- , Spokane, WA, USA

problem #1

Dec 312006

(reported on)

B3000 SE 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

Engine pings under hard acceleration

- , Maryville, TN, USA

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