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Not really an Answer ... more details...I wish I had an answer. my 93 MX-6 LS 5-speed just crapped out on me again and I'm now looking at Distributor #4 (anywhere from $375 - $750 just for parts, depending on whether I buy new vs rebuilt). I'm no car mechanic, but something tells me that something in the car is killing the distributor. I have 2 mechanics I really trust, and one says no way to my theory, the rebuilt distributors just don't last, the other (only works on Mazdas) say replacing the wires and/or plugs should solve the problem. Either way, I'm not willing to put easily $1000 in a car with 190k miles on it unless I'm 100% certain (or darn close) that I won't be buying another distributor in a year. Flip side, I love to drive the car, and the engine and transmission are still really strong. HELP?!

well.....this might help,

I have a 93 mx3 with the v6 from the mx6 swapped. But anyway...I had the same distributor issue on my 1.8 v6. Replaced the distributor, then literally about a mile away from the shop is stopped working again. First question, do you have platinum plugs in there right now? if you do... get rid of them. they help burn out the distributor. second. I found that there alot of time is faulty wiring on the actual harness leading to the distributor. Ever since i swapped the engine however I have not had that issue. also make sure you are using a genuine Mazda distributor. Aftermarket ones or remans don't seem to last as long. I have a friend who works at Mazda and that is what they say. Also have a friend that owns a 95 Ford Probe v6 and he has gone through 5 distributors, and when he put the Mazda one on he hasn't had an issue yet. hope that helps. sorry for sloppy typing.

the primary thing to look at in your situation is the ignition module; the conditions you described sound like it is bad. when it cools down... it works. this so, try replacing it, or there is a remidy using a GM 4pin module (actually 5, the fith is the mounting ground) that is outlined in mx3 website in the forums, and probetalk... hope this is helpful to set you in the right direction!

>>>My MX6 dies aftewr about 20 minutes driving. An electrical specialist diagnosed the ignition module in the distributor. When it gets hot, it fails.

I am an auto tech and have been working on a 98 mpv 3.0l and cannot seem to get a good aftermarket Distributor for it. I am on the 3rd one now. 2nd one came damaged because it wasnt boxed very good.( All the same brand)

The problem seems to happen after the diagnostic connector is grounded to check the timing. After that it seems to weaken something in the Distributor and the the car will only run for a minute or 2 until the dist. heats up then it stalls and won't start until it cools down. I have spoke to someone from the company tech line and he had no answer for me.

The customer does not have a lot of money to spend on this old vehicle but it looks like we will have to go to Mazda to get something that will last. Way too much junk out there these days.

Now I have to go figure out why my new carpet cleaner won't run. WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO QUALITY CONTROL !!!!!!!

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Q: How to fix a 93 Mazda Mx 6 v6 cuts off when running it does not start till is completely cool Have changed the High voltage coil and distributor but problem came up again after 8 months?
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