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Mazda 626, Sedan
#1371 of 2547 626 2000 year steering wheel noise
Dec 20, 2002 (12:12 pm)
It seems that it's my turn to ask for help...
I love my 626 LX 2000, but one unpleasant feature makes me creazy: the wee-wee sound while you turning the steering wheel. I talked to a mechanic and he says that plastic cover on the wheel expends from the heat and touches the piece that doesn't move. He knows about this problem and even called Mazda but nobody knows how to fix this. So far I refuse to believe in the unfixability and was wondering if anybody has this?
Dec 20, 2002 (5:41 pm)
It's not so difficult to pull that cover, but then you're stuck guessing exactly where it's making contact - unless there's a spot that's obviously worn. A lot of people have reported this on a lot of different cars; I suspect it's just the tolerances adding up in the wrong direction.
There doesn't seem to be a TSB on this, either.
#1373 of 2547 2002 626LX 4 cylinder w/ auto
Dec 28, 2002 (8:14 am)
2002 626 LX 4 Cylinder Automatic with 3K miles:
I have a "whine" coming from the engine area that varies with engine RPM. It varies from just audible to real annoying. It seems to get worse with the electrical system under load. Also under hard acceleration it's very loud. I think it's the alternator. If I rev the engine in park I hear it. The dealer, as usual, says that everything is working fine. My other 626, a 2001, same model, does not make any noise. What do you think? Could it be a defective alternator?
It really is starting to drive me crazy.
Dec 30, 2002 (4:48 pm)
The dash panel on my '94 626 is dead. The Check Engine Light, Brake Light, etc. are all dead when I turn on the ignition. However, I can start the car, turn on the headlights, but I can't shift into reverse. Any ideas as to which fuse is blown, or what the problem may be? Thanks
Dec 30, 2002 (6:11 pm)
I'm thinking more likely the belt than the alternator itself. Make them retension it and see if the noise goes away.
Dec 30, 2002 (6:34 pm)
When the gauges go, it's usually the METER fuse, which on my car at least is 10 amps (red). This in itself would not affect the transmission, so I'm going out on a limb here and speculating that the shift linkage got out of whack, in the process causing the shift-indicator gizmo to turn to slag, which in turn took out the METER fuse for the gauge panel. The alternative is that the IG KEY fuse in the main fuse block under the dash is messed up, which would affect the METER circuit, but it seems to me that if IG KEY were bad, you wouldn't be able to start.
Of course, the transmission issue could be wholly unrelated, in which case you'll have two easy (one expensive) problems instead of one difficult one.
#1377 of 2547 Blown Fuse? Fixed!
Dec 31, 2002 (11:38 am)
Yes it was the METER fuse. When this blows, it also locks the the gear shift. You can override the lock, by putting a spare key into the lock to the right of the shifter. Thanks for your help
Dec 31, 2002 (4:33 pm)
Doesn't do that on the newer ones. On the other hand, they don't have the key-lock by the shifter either.
Anyway, I'm happy to see it's fixed, and better yet, fixed cheaply.
Jan 01, 2003 (8:35 pm)
1st msg 1361.1995 mazda 626 4 cyl auto the 1st problem was the trans would not respond to any selection from rev. to 1. i replaced the transaxle range sensor and now the tranny responds to all settings. the new problem is while in park when i rev the engine to about 2k rpm when i release the pedal it takes around 6 sec. for the rms to drop. when i put it in rev. the rpms drop to below 600 rpms and at times the engine dies.when it doesn't die and stays running, and i select rev. or drive with the hand brake on the trans. will engage and disengage on it's own every five or ten seconds. i am afraid to drive it in order to get the codes pulled. the way haynes repair manual says to do it does not work on my 1995 model. does anyone know how to pull these codes. the cel does not come on but the od light flashes once in a while. any help will be greatly appreciated. thanks, john
#1380 of 2547 same shift problem on my 2000 mpv
Jan 02, 2003 (8:35 pm)
I was driving my mpv the other day and when I came to a stop, the radio shut off. I also noticed There was no indication of what gear it was in as I shifted into park. From that point I could not shift back out of park. I think it was the "cigar" fuse I found that was burnt. After seeing that, I immediately looked up to find a shiny new penny that my two year old daughter decided to deposit in the lighter socket. I'm glad it happened while I was driving and not while the nanny or wife was with the kids!