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Mazda 626, Sedan
Apr 13, 2005 (7:55 pm)
I just baught a 96 mazda 626 4cyl. great cond. 100k miles 3 months ago and it started to idle funny and my check engine light came on. so we took the car back to the dealer and they called mazda and they said it was the idle air control valve and to clean it out realy good and that should work. they did that and everything was fine and the check engine light went out. a couple days later the check engine light came back on and it started to idle funny agian. know the car wont drive over 1200 RPMs and it will try to cut out on me but once you force it over 2000 RPMs it drives perfect. and some times it wont start up on a incline or hill. I was wondering what really could be wrong and should I pay 400-600.00 for the Idle control valve? thanx james_andrea
#1659 of 2547 Re: SEEKING SERIOUS HELP [kiesha248]
Apr 15, 2005 (8:23 am)
Not sure about the headlights but the jerking is a fairly common problem due to a cracked intake hose (big, black accordian type hose from the air filter box to the intake manifold). The symtoms are that the car will not jerk in reverse or if you start of verrry slowly. What is happening is that the torque of the engine is pulling apart a crack in the hose and allowing too much air into the manifold. The part is about 60 bucks and it will take you about 45 minutes to change it. You have to save a couple of parts from the old hose so don't throw it away until you have installed the new one. As for the headlights, check the fuse first, then I would probably inspect the switch after that. Good luck.
#1660 of 2547 626 starter problems
Apr 16, 2005 (10:26 am)
I have a 96 626, the starter just crapped on me, the parts place need to know which month the car was produced as there was a change in mid year. How do I decode the VIN to tell me which month this car wasw produced.
Thanks in advance for the help
#1661 of 2547 Re: 626 starter problems [drboeing]
Apr 16, 2005 (11:01 am)
Look on the sticker on the driver's door.
#1662 of 2547 CEL & surging mazda 626 2 lt 1994 atx
Apr 16, 2005 (4:15 pm)
When running car (parked) to warm it up pre testing, it is almost impossible to maintain 2000 rpm . Get near 2000 then surges to 2500 and then when I try to back off it drops back to 1500. I know people have mentioned surging here but only happens when not under load. Also CEL used to come on only under load (uphill accelerating etc) but since I have installed xternal trans cooler, now it comes on at lower speeds, stays on longer and occasionally stays on till I come to a full stop at a light. Any ideas ?
#1663 of 2547 Re: CEL & surging mazda 626 2 lt 1994 atx [mazda626atx]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 16, 2005 (6:35 pm)
Some kind of fuel delivery issue...sounds like its running rich. Do you have somewhat disappointing fuel mileage on this car?
Apr 17, 2005 (6:11 am)
Thx Mr Shiftright. I am in NYC at the moment . I am going to have wife do a mileage check before I get back . This way if I need parts I will bring them with me when I go. I sense the mileage was dissapointing but I thought that was more due to my aggressive driving style. Plus I never really checked because gas is sold in liters there so I will have to pay attention and convert to gallons.What type of highway mileage should I expect . Also mixed city freeway driving. If its running rich what might it be ?
Apr 17, 2005 (10:58 am)
well it'll have to be diagnosed more carefully. There are no error codes from a Check Engine Light? Usually some sensor or valve gone awry and messing up the fuel mixture.
#1666 of 2547 Re: 94 626DX Weird Engine Problem! [man_hu]
Apr 17, 2005 (9:48 pm)
i also had the same problem but it only cost me $55.00 AT A MAZDA DEALER IN CHICAGO WILLIAMS ON THE SOUTH SIDE
#1667 of 2547 Re: BALL JOINTS [j626]
Apr 17, 2005 (10:04 pm)
THANKS BUT I CHANGED BOTH CONTROL ARMS , BUSHINGS WERE BAD BUT THANKS FOR THE INFO. I`LL GIVE MY MURRAY GUYS SOME SH-T