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Mazda 626, Sedan
#1537 of 2547 last of the line and reply to # 1524
Jul 04, 2003 (5:46 pm)
I just looked at two brand new 2002 left over 626's at our local Mazda dealership. They are both 4 cyl 5 speed base models with no options, one silver and one white. The MSRP is $ 19K and some change. They are selling them at $ 5000 off the sticker, or for about $ 14K. This is not a bad deal in my opinion if you are looking for cheap transportation. These cars have a manual transmission and should be more reliable than auto versions. Buying one of these may be a better move than buying a used 2002, especially with the infamous auto.
By the way, these cars have DRUM REAR brakes, not Disc REAR brakes. I also distinctly remember that 1999 4 cyl models had drum rear brakes. It is possible that earlier models had disc rear brakes, but one should never underestimate Mazda's ability to delete standard equipment without advertising it.
Jul 05, 2003 (3:00 am)
Yep: 93-97: disc all around
Jul 05, 2003 (10:13 am)
My '93 had rear drums; at the time, they were giving rear discs only to the V6 cars.
My '00 also has rear drums.
Jul 06, 2003 (8:04 am)
hmmm, did I get disk all around because I got ABS??
#1541 of 2547 maxx4me
Jul 06, 2003 (8:29 am)
All V6 models have rear disc brakes, with the ABS or without it. My 99 ES V6 does not have ABS because Mazda was clever enough to delete ABS, traction control, and fog lights as standard equipment from the 99 ES V6 models. These three items were standard on the 98 ES V6 and optional on the 99 ES V6 for about $ 1500 extra.
#1542 of 2547 626 Headlight Problems
Jul 10, 2003 (11:29 am)
My 1993 626 has running day lights,and park lights but no headlights or fog lights. When the switch is turned on, the park lights go on, the dash lights go on, but the headlights do not. If I flash/dip the high beams, they come on, but I must hold the indicator lever in that position, pushing it back to leave it on as I normally do, does not turn them on. I think that there must be a relay or something causing this to happen. Any ideas? Thanks.
#1543 of 2547 626 headlight problems
Jul 10, 2003 (4:39 pm)
I had a problem just like you are describing with my 95 Nissan pickup. When I turned on the lights, only parking lights would come on. When I pushed the switch forward, the high beams would come on. I had no low beams at all. The problem was the light switch assembly. It is a combination light switch and turn signal switch. In case of my Nissan it cost me about $ 70 for the part. I diagnosed the problem and fixed it myself.
Chances are you have a problem with the switch. Inside the switch are plastic slides with metal contacts and if one of those breaks, you will have a problem. The switch on your Mazda is very similar to the Nissan light switch. In my Nissan it was easy to remove and install. It took about 1/2 hour.
#1544 of 2547 Car not Starting
Jul 11, 2003 (7:08 am)
I have a 1995 Mazda 626 thats not starting up anymore. I can't get it to even turn over, A few days prior this to this problem I check my fuses for some reason,I jingled my fuses around and the car started up, no problem. It was like that for about 3 days and now it won't do anything. The battery wires are a little corroded were they connect to the battery. Does anybody no, what else it could be besides the wires before I work on it and end up spending more money than I need to.
#1545 of 2547 p100, irishalchemist, windowphobe6 et al...
Jul 11, 2003 (7:18 am)
Thanks for all your recent suggestions regarding transmission fluid change. However I just found out that the transmission on this 94 mazda 626 V6 with 88k miles was actaully flushed before, around the 60k mark.
Does does impact your recommendation on getting it flushed now versus draining/sucking it out and refilling (i.e. is it safe to flush fluid that has been flushed before and is not as old as I had thought it was)?
Thanks again for all your input.
#1546 of 2547 P100 Headlight problems
Jul 11, 2003 (9:24 am)
Thanks for your advice on the headlight problem. The light switch roll type of dial, must be the problem. The problem that you had is dead on with what I am experiencing. I will try changing it out. Thanks again!