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#1700 of 2547 '91 626 surging/stalling in gear
May 27, 2005 (1:24 pm)
I am curious if anyone has any ideas on what might be wrong with my 1991 Mazda 626 LX (2.2L non turbo) - it has 210,000 KM on it so far.
My car surges when idle, the RPM will bounce from 100 to 900. It may go through this cycle up to 10 times, then even out to 750RPM (where it should be).
My 626 will also hesitate from a stop, or stall all together, though this seldom happens. When the car is in neutral it idles nice and smooth. Driving in any gear once past the initial acceleration attempt, the car runs great.
There is no engine warning light or other obvious problems. There are no vacuum leaks (I had this checked already).
The problem began to show itself about a month ago and is now constant. I have replaced the fuel filter and spark plugs and the spark plug wires are new as well. Makes no difference. This problems happens once the car has warmed up to normal operating temperature. (10 minutes or less)
For the problem to show itself the car must be in gear and the car must be stopped. It happens mainly when you come to a stop.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
#1701 of 2547 Perplexed !!!!
May 29, 2005 (3:05 pm)
I have a '95 626 starts great, idles great but as soon as i put in gear and try to accelerate it starts sputtering badly, I have to be very gentle on the accelator to gain speed. Even in N or P when I apply gas it sputters and coughs and I can only reach a maximum RPM of about 3500 - 4000 and is very slow in getting there. Any help would be great!
#1702 of 2547 626 A/C Problems
May 30, 2005 (7:40 am)
My daughter has a 1990 626 DX with an R-12 factory air system that has suddenly quit working, If I jump the A/C clutch directly to the battey it works fine and blows cold and it still has plenty of charge left in the system. Has anyone else had the same problem and what was the fix? The car has 130K trouble free miles on it and before I wade in to the electrics I wanted to see if it was a common problem.
#1703 of 2547 '93 Mazda 626 Smokes
May 31, 2005 (3:52 pm)
i have about 130,000 miles on a 1993 mazda 626. i get white smoke from the exhaust on pressing on gas. the car does great on power though.i was wondering what could be the exact reason why its blowing white smoke from the exhaust. any advice would be greatly appreciated.
#1704 of 2547 Re: '93 Mazda 626 Smokes [brokenflea]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 31, 2005 (6:21 pm)
pure white smoke like steam? That's a head gasket.
#1705 of 2547 '98 rear caliper stuck
May 31, 2005 (7:41 pm)
I dont know what i'm doing wrong, but....
i took the wheels off, removed the stupid little cover on the only caliper bolt that i could find (are there supposed to be 2 like normal calipers?) and tried to take it off, but it seems like just a tiny little bit of the bolt is left in, just enough to not let the caliper up and give me access to the pads. should i just whack it a couple of times with a screw driver and hammer or does anyone have any other suggestions?
#1706 of 2547 Re: '98 rear caliper stuck [meatbeatjack]
Jun 01, 2005 (3:41 pm)
Each brake caliper has two mount bolts. Yhey do not have any covers on them. The only bolt on the rear caliper that has a cover on it is the Allen head bolt, which you need to turn to retract the piston in before you can put new pads on. Unless you are talking about the caliper sliding pins that have a boot on them. You do not touch those unless you neede to lube them.
#1707 of 2547 New(er) 626
Jun 02, 2005 (7:24 pm)
I'm new to the site, found it searching for 626 problems... I currently have a 98 V6 626 5-speed with 335,000km (208,000 miles). Car still runs great exept for worn suspension and a troublesome gearbox - almost impossible to shift gears after driving on the highway or running the airconditioning. Regardelss, I found a 2002 ES 5-speed with 50,000miles on it and will most likely buy it. One trouble I did have on my 98 was a bad 3rd gear synchro (failed out of warranty - doh!), and I did notice on the 2002 that this same problem was starting to appear (which is still covered under warranty, so I'll get it replaced). Anyone else have bad synchro's in the 626? Is the stock tranny fluid not ideal?
Anyways, I hope the new one lasts just as long as the first. I may keep the 98 for parts, unless there are people who want a car with 335,000km -anyone interested, whole car? parts?
#1708 of 2547 Airbad signal flashes
Jun 04, 2005 (7:23 am)
My 97 Mazda 626 was bought second hand in 2003. It was running pretty good then. After a while, when I do the regular checking, the mechanic told me to change from axles, which I did. Ever since then, the car is running not as smooth as before.
I have a remote car key, but I like to lock my car door using the button on the window when I step out of the car, now the key is not working anymore.
Starting from last month, the airbag signal starts to flash on and off. The transimission is running bad, humps with acceleartioin. Engine is loud and whenever I step on the gas, I feel like the car is suffering.
Anyone any ideas what is going on?
I read so many bad reviews about this car, not I wonder whether I should just drop it and get another car...
#1709 of 2547 Re: Airbad signal flashes [laura5]
Jun 04, 2005 (10:14 am)
The first step is to get the OBD ll codes from your car. I have heard many parts stores will retrieve them for you . The air bag is controlled by the SRS system and you have to be carefull not to activate it Thats square one IMHO.
Then come back and tell us what they are .