Mazda 1000 Pickup with his code name, ‘UTE’ are one of the most seek model during the pick-up years back in 1970’s. A small convenient and with an open bed cabin at the back of the front hauling, UTE does makes the owner fulfill the drive to carry more weight in it.
We received a warm welcome from one of the proud UTE’s owner, Abdul Azim complaining that his UTE cannot be started even there is a cranking sound coming from the starter. Suspected that the fuel was not pumping up from the tank, he changed the electronic fuel pump.
We arrived at the scene and did the initial checking onto what caused the problem and found out the fuel hose were broken thus pumping in air bubble instead of fuel into the carburetor. We tighten up the fuel hose and the fuel pumping again. A bit of contact point adjustment done onto the engine, and it did manage to start and run again.
Bring in the UTE to Pomen Yala for further checking and assessments.
According to owner, the UTE will undergo major overhaul onto the front suspension systems. All old bushing need to be replace and re-grease the upper & lower arm of it’s Double Wishbone. He’s also wanted to change the wheel pcd from 118 x 5 lug to –> 114 x 4 lug type wheels.
As for that, we started to loosen the parts off for checking.
We’ll be posting more updates on the UTE Project. Stay tune and subsribe!