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#1674 of 2544 Swap or Drop?
Apr 25, 2005 (7:53 pm)
SO here's my dilemma.. i have a 94 mazda 626 4cyl 2.0 automatic.. tranny needs rebuilding.. has errors in 2nd and 4th gear... so those 2 gears slip.. ALOT!! and it has an overheating problem.. also just recently, after i drive maybe bout 15-20 miles, black smoke starts to come out from underneith the car.. , but its not overheating... i found tranny fluid on the ground so could it be leaking onto the manifold? also has an idling issue..NOW! I was made an offer to buy an RX-7 engine.. have it put in with tranny and all for $1000... AND i was made an offer on a 96 vtec civic for $2000... which should i go with?
#1675 of 2544 tranny problem????????
Apr 26, 2005 (2:42 am)
I have a 94 626 with a 4 cyl. and 125,000 on it. Recently I`m having trouble with 1 st gear. It`s almost like if the car is in neutral when I accelerate then the gear engages with a heavy jerk. After that, the rest of the gears seem to shift correctly.The 1 st gear will only engage at a higher rpm`s. What could be causing this . Need Help .
#1676 of 2544 Re: Swap or Drop? [pteezy]
Apr 26, 2005 (2:53 pm)
In regards to the tranny how many miles on it. I had a 94 rebuilt with 45k on it and mechanic was honest enough to tell me nothing was really worn. As to tranny leak I just blew out the 2 transaxle seals at 53K ( after a downshift on mountainous road after 2 hours high speed driving 70-80-mph) and tranny fluid leaked onto exhaust pipe and smoked like crazy. How much fluid did you lose. Mazda trannys (CDE really Ford )are notorious for giving false disaster symptoms related to other sensors. After rebuild the tranny acted the same then mechanic told me to change $50 sensor and now its fine for last 4 years aside from seals going .
Dont act too fast IMHO
#1677 of 2544 Re: CEL & surging mazda 626 2 lt 1994 atx [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 28, 2005 (11:27 am)
Well Mr Shiftright . My Wife just drove the car 145 miles and used 4.96 gallons (18.80 liters )so mileage was 29.32 on the hwy . She told me car seemed weak on the long uphill climbs. Its pretty high there in mountains of Greece and thin air might contribute or maybe she shoulda put in in 2nd because tranny is, and she is also, reluctant to downshift.
Any thoughts on power loss? MAF or O2 ? Aside from CEL off and on, and weakness, all else was fine
#1678 of 2544 Re: CEL & surging mazda 626 2 lt 1994 atx [mazda626atx]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Apr 28, 2005 (2:52 pm)
Without codes it's like working in the dark.
#1679 of 2544 Re: CEL & surging mazda 626 2 lt 1994 atx [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 29, 2005 (3:24 pm)
Mr Shiftright . I got a 159 (MAF) and a 181 (heated O2 sensor) as I mentioned in POST # 1668 before I left Greece. I was not sure I did it right but I have found out from other sites that in fact I did. If its a O2 sensor Mazda says they have 3 of them . I have heard they have one ? If there are 3 how do I figure out which one is bad.
Can a bad MAF also create a bad OS reading. What if I do nothing? Car drives fine aside from long uphill climbs and Mileage was normal. Aside from CEL I wouldnt know anything was wrong
#1680 of 2544 Re: CEL & surging mazda 626 2 lt 1994 atx [mazda626atx]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Apr 29, 2005 (4:22 pm)
Well the problem is that the code doesn't mean these items are bad, it only means that these items are unhappy for some reason, which could be caused by something else (nice, huh?) . Maybe will jump in to help you here, he's a working tech, I'm not.
#1681 of 2544 Re: CEL & surging mazda 626 2 lt 1994 atx [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 29, 2005 (6:39 pm)
Who will jump in to help me ?? Well whomever he is I would love his help, before I go out spending a lot of money on guesswork . I have cleaned tha MAF with a computer sray can and looked at most of the wires. I am mechanical, but by no means a mechanic! Help
Apr 29, 2005 (7:13 pm)
e-mail me and I'll send you his e-mail. I can't post it here because he'll get spam. Or, go to the Technical Questions Forum and look for his posts and click on his name and you'll get his e-mail. Maybe he can help you, I don't know.
good luck with it,
Shifty the Host
#1683 of 2544 2000 626 #1 cylinder misfire
May 03, 2005 (5:05 pm)
Hello Mr. Shiftright, I have a delima with my 2000 626 4 cylinder standard 5-speed. It started to idle badly, and at acceleration especially in gears1&2 it misses bad and doesn't want to go if you give it gas, you have to let off a bit and ease back into it. the code was a #1 cylinder misfire. I changed the spark plugs, wires, coil pack, and used some feul injector cleaner and that fixed it for 2 weeks. Now it's back at it only worse. The check engine light came on again, but it only showed the same code again. Now even at highway speeds it misses and lopes. PLEASE HELP!!!