The Mazda 2300 pickup is a combination of Japanese and American engineering. The 2300 owes a lot of its design and styling to the Ford Ranger; in fact, many of the two trucks’ parts are interchangeable. Both run on Ford engines, started by Ford Starter motors. If you need to change the starter motor on your Mazda 2300 pickup truck, and you have basic automotive-repair experience, you can complete this task in less than an hour.
Tools Used: Tools, Battery wrench, Socket set, Jack, Jack stands
Change the Starter
Unbolt the negative cable from the battery terminal using the battery wrench. Raise the right front corner of the Mazda 2300 with the jack. Lower the front onto the jack stand, placed under the frame. Make sure to position the jack stand where it won’t interfere with access to the starter motor.