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Mazda 626, Sedan
#1437 of 2547 cd4e no fluid flow to cooler
Mar 04, 2003 (11:48 pm)
on my 1995 mazda 626 4 cyl the tranny is slipping in all fwd gears. i disconnected the hose going to the radiator cooler and installed a clear tubing between the connections. the tubing is 5 ft. long. i had the front wheels off the ground and started the engine. i placed the selector in all ranges and revved the engine to 2000 rpm in each postion and noticed that the tranny fluid only traveled around three feet of the tubing. the filter is internal on this tranny. could this be the pump or would a tranny overhaul kit be the answer. has anyone had this problem? if so what was the solution? you can e-mail me at john3321webtv.net thanks john.
#1438 of 2547 code or no code, I passed
Mar 08, 2003 (7:14 am)
Well, I turned off the CEL and passed emissions with flying colors. My readings were very low. I guess the P0421 code truely is indicating an initial problem with my cat converter. If it were the O2 sensors, I would assume that it would indicate so in the readings. I guess I'll get the cat fixed when my car conks out.
Mar 09, 2003 (7:57 pm)
My wife has a '96 626. The "check engine light" came on today, what can (if anything) I check before I take it to the shop. Had a 200SX Nissan w/same problem, replaced the O2 sensor and that was that ... can ay one help? please e-mail me at Lil85225aol.com
Mar 11, 2003 (12:07 pm)
As usual, I'm turning to all you guys to see if you can advice...
My 95 L4 626 ATX with 85K miles has consumed ~1 quart of oil since it's last oil change (5K miles ago...). I have been using Valvoline full synthetic in the last 3 oil changes (~15K miles). The strange things are:
a) It had never conusmed a drop - The dip-stick was always near the full mark before each of the previous three oil changes.
b) I have not smelled burnt oil since I changed the valve cover gasket a while back, and I cannot see any oil smoke coming from the exhaust. There are no leaks in the driveway either, and the collant has no oil.
c) The car is running great, and neither my wife or me have noticed any lack of power, etc., etc..
After looking on the web, my only (cheap) explanation is that I made a big mistake by changing the Mazda PCV valve with an aftermarket 3 dollar item right before the last oil change. Aparently these are the cause for increased oil consumption due to the flakiness of the aftermarket PCV valves.
Could this be the case here, or should I start preparing myself for more trouble down the road?
Many thanks in advance,
Mar 11, 2003 (2:06 pm)
As a driver, not a mechanic, I can only offer the obvious: have someone else start the car in the morning while you stand behind the car to see if there is any plume of smoke. I had this problem with my toyota, but could not see the smoke from the driver's seat.
Mar 11, 2003 (2:39 pm)
Maxx4me, I actually know there's no oil smoke coming out because I have watched my wife leave the dirveway several times. The only thing coming out the tail-pipe these days (it's cold in Philly) is water vapor which rapidly disipates. Plus, once the car is warm nothing comes out the tail-pipe (I actually left the car running and went and checked it...).
Mar 11, 2003 (4:14 pm)
Sounds plausible to me. Generally, when oil consumption rises, it tends to leave calling cards. And generally these engines don't use a lot of oil even at relatively high mileages - my '93 never had any unscheduled oil additions, though admittedly it got 2500-mile oil changes.
Mar 12, 2003 (8:57 am)
could somebody tell me what causes the surging problem on my turbo 626, it's an intermittent problem, and when it does happen, it goes as high up to 2000rpm from regular idle speed in couple second intervals? the car has about 80,000 miles on it now, thanks
Mar 13, 2003 (12:31 pm)
Has anyone had a problem with rust forming or bubbling up under the paint? I have a 99 ES V6 AT with 49K. According to Carfax, it has never been in an accident and I am the second owner. It is on the passenger side near the top of the A pillar and on the driver's side on the rear quarter panel. Both spots are approx. the size of a half dollar. I can't seem to lay my hands on the warranty info. Any help would be truly appreciated.
Mar 14, 2003 (10:55 am)
Your car could still have been in a serious accident, or multiple accidents, and not have that show up on CARFAX. CARFAX only reports totalled cars from public records. I bought a used Miata that had $18,000 in collision repairs and showed up clean on CARFAX.