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#1261 of 2547 Need advice on 2000 626
Aug 01, 2002 (8:04 am)
I am strongly considering buying a 2000 626 LX. It has 90,000 miles (90% highway) and has had excellent care/maint. I am concerned about all the postings I have read regarding Mazda transmissions. I have not seen any comments on the 2000 model. Did Mazda finally fix this problem? The transmission was serviced yesterday (routine) and was also serviced at 50,000 miles. Also, the seller is asking $8,000, is this a good price?
Aug 01, 2002 (6:23 pm)
For one thing, most of them are still under warranty and no one has had to pay for a rebuild yet; nothing stirs someone to post quite as effectively as having to write a large check.
That said, I have a 2000 LX. If I thought it was going to be a time bomb, I wouldn't have bought it. Then again, I also have the transmission serviced at 15k intervals, just as a precautionary measure.
#1263 of 2547 hopa1 Considering Mazda
Aug 01, 2002 (9:39 pm)
I checked for a 4 cyl Mazda LX with 90K miles and in my area the fair sale value is 5835 Kelly Blue Book to a dealer. Fair KBB Sale was 10,000, however that did not list any dediction for miles, while the sale value did not. If you deduct 10 cents a mile for the excessive 45,000 miles is a $4,500 deduction. Just about right IMHO that's a lot of miles.
Is this a 6 cyl?
#1264 of 2547 Our DoubleOughts
Aug 02, 2002 (4:08 am)
We have 40k on our 2000 LX 130 ponies hooked to a clutch. What a sweetie! Regular maintence has been preformed and she has never had the HOOK attached to its frame. I would highly recommend this car to
anyone. MPG is inthe upper 20s to lower 30s depending on trip lengths. What a great value for your buck. ThumbsUp USA Bryan
#1265 of 2547 Anyone have this happen to their 626?
Aug 05, 2002 (11:41 am)
Hi. I own a 2000 626LX. It has about 40,000 miles. Recently I felt a minor vibration (bumpy)when I steer or turn the car to the left. It usually occurs at slow speeds. The vibration is similiar to driving over a speed bump.
Steering? Shocks? Anyone have an idea what is causing this?
Aug 08, 2002 (1:55 am)
Hi everybody. I bought my 1999 626 LX in USA, while living (and working) in there (great experience and great country). The car came back with me to Spain one year ago. Recently, the car started leaking coolant liquid after the engine is switched off. This happens not always but frequently. The leak is through the purge of the coolant tank, after the coolant pass from the radiator and fill it out. By considering that the car is quite new, 3 years and 45K miles, you can imagine I´m not too happy starting with car problems. Additionally, even the car is still under warranty I can not use it because it happens that is not valid outside the USA.
Does anybody have a clue about this problem?
Thanks in advance.
Aug 08, 2002 (5:47 am)
how much are we talking about here? Are you talking about the overflow bottle? Is it full now and any extra spills out the top? I'm a little confused and not quite understanding where exactly the fluid is coming from. If its overfilling the overflow bottle, then I would think your problem is just too much coolant. the system will only hold what it needs. There are 2 lines on the overflow bottle. 1 is for where the level of coolant should be when the car is cold and 1 is for when its fully warmed and running.
I think I need a better description to possibly help you. Unless someone else understands or has had this issue?
Aug 08, 2002 (6:54 am)
thank you for replying, qbrozen
I´m sorry my english vocabulary is not as extensive as I´d like, but I´ll try to explain the problem better.
The amount of leakage is not small, I´ve had to refill coolant several times during last week. In some case the leakage left the coolant tank (bottle, deposit, I´m not sure about the right word, in any case, where you refill coolant) almost empty (under minimum mark). I don´t think is an excess of coolant because I refill between MINIMUM and MAXIMUM indicated levels, as always and this has not happened before. The sequence of events is: after driving for a while, when you switch off the engine the coolant starts passing through the hose that goes from the cap of the radiator to the coolant bottle (this cap has an spring that under overpressure allows coolant go out to the expansion bottle). The problem is that the amount of coolant that passes completely fills the coolant bottle and then coolant starts going out the circuit through the purge that comes out from the cap of the coolant bottle, in some cases as I said before leaving the bottle almost empty. It looks like there is an overpressure in the circuit but I can imagine why. It could be the radiator cap is not working properly (maybe it opens the output to the coolant bottle at lower levels of pressure, but I don´t think so). The temperature indicator looks O.K. when driving.
the car is a 4 cilinder, manual.
#1269 of 2547 34256550m
Aug 08, 2002 (9:54 am)
It does sound like a leaky radiator cap. It will only cost you US$8 to find out.
Aug 08, 2002 (2:06 pm)
I think you and maltb have it. When either the gasket on the cap or the spring wear down, it no longer holds the pressure that it should. Replace the cap with one from your local parts shop and see what happens.