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Mazda 626, Sedan
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!
Jan 03, 2003 (5:14 pm)
Think throttle-position sensor. (And think tow truck.)
#1382 of 2547 Engine starts to die when adjusting power seat
Jan 06, 2003 (8:40 am)
Just got a '99 626 LX AT - pretty happy with
it except for one thing - when I try to adjust
the power seat UP, the engine starts to die, kinda like when you turn on the AC in an underpowered car. I tried to recreate the engine dying by turning on every other electrical component, but it only dies when the power seat is adjusted up.
Any thoughts? Could this be a belt related thing?
#1383 of 2547 '91 with bad CV boots and joints
Jan 06, 2003 (9:32 am)
My '91 626 has bad CV boots and joints. They pop when I turn. I know I need to replace the boots and probably the shaft as well. My questions: How hard is a repair like this for the average home mechanic? Should I bite the bullet and pay a certified care repair shop to do it? What's an average cost for this type of work?
Jan 06, 2003 (10:00 am)
If you're going to do it yourself, just replace the entire shaft. By the noise you described that's what you need to do anyway.
Jan 06, 2003 (5:33 pm)
It's relatively DIYable; the trick is to remember to plug the transaxle as you pull out the halfshaft, so the differential side gear doesn't roll out of position. I don't think you have to do nasty things like pull engine mounts on the '91s. Out here on the Lone Prairie, a rebuilt axle with fresh boots is under a hundred bucks.
#1386 of 2547 Seat absorbs all power
Jan 06, 2003 (5:52 pm)
If the other functions are normal, I'd blame the switch before the motor.
The bad news, of course, is that you have to pull out the seat either way.
Jan 08, 2003 (3:19 pm)
I have a mazda 626 LX 4cyl. 5spd. and have about 222,000 miles on it. I bought it at 88,000 miles and have nevre replaced the O2 sensors on it.
I was wondering if you guys think it is waste of a money for me to go out and buy O2 sensors and have them installed, even with nothing wrong with the car. If I were to replace the O2 sensors then which ones should I buy and how much would it cost to me to replace them ??
Jan 08, 2003 (5:42 pm)
No sense spending the money to fix it. And OEM sensors are pricey; you didn't specify what year 626 you have, but at least some models will work with so-called "universal" sensors if you save the connector from the original factory sensor and reuse it.