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#1738 of 2547 Dsic Brake Caliper Question
Jun 19, 2005 (4:37 am)
A local mechanic recently put brakes on my 2001 626, v6 2.5, 35,000 miles. After a while they started to squeak a lot, so I took them apart to put some anti-squeal on the backs of the pads. When I removed the pads, I found that the dust seals on the calipers were torn. It looks like the shim on the back of the pad sliced through the piston dust cover. Rather than take it back (wasn't crazy about the mechanic to begin with), I picked up a caliper rebuild kit from Mazda.
The calipers work fine, but I wanted to replace the dust boots on them. Can I do this without having to remove the piston? I was hoping to just pull the old one off and put the new one in place.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
#1739 of 2547 rough idle - 94 MX6
Jun 19, 2005 (3:49 pm)
I seem to have a problem with my 2.0 standard tans. 94 MX6. The idle speed is pretty low around 600 or 500 rpm sometimes. if it happens to be at 700 rpm (usually after driving for a bit) it would drop down to about 550 when i apply the brakes or the clutch, with a double effect if i press both at the same time.
thanks for your input!
Jun 20, 2005 (12:19 pm)
Any idea what would casue a sudden increase in noise during higher speeds? I've got 106000 miles on my 2001 626 and the increased noise just recently started. It is not noticeable when idling or even at low speeds (below 30 or so), and gets louder as the car goes faster. It basically sounds the same as it did before, just a lot louder.
#1741 of 2547 88' 626 Erratic idle
Jun 23, 2005 (9:30 am)
I have an 88' 626 non-turbo with manual tranny. The car runs great except for the idle speed which when stopped will hover around 1000 to 1200 rpm. If I load the engine by partially releasing the clutch while keeping the brake on, the idle speed will drop to 700 rpm and stay there until the next stop. spark plugs, ignition wires, distributor cap and rotor are all new. It's curious that a temporary engine load will allow the idle to drop and then stay there. Any help would be appreciated.
#1742 of 2547 2000 626 transmission problems
Jun 24, 2005 (6:01 am)
I recently noticed that when I press the gas on my 2000 626 it stalls for a few seconds. It has 86,000 miles on it. Other than that I have had no problems. The small town mechanic (that I know personally) told me that I would have to have a new transmission. As I am typing this it is getting a second opinion. Any thoughts as to what could be causing this????
#1743 of 2547 626 lx 1992 engines stalls and will not restart after 20 min?
Jun 25, 2005 (10:12 am)
we have a 1992 626 that has a new engine in it but it seems to have deveoloped a nasty litle problem. Runs great until it get good and hot then it stumbles badly and stalls. It will not re-start but will after it has cooled for a 30 mins. or so...run great agian till it gets hot. The water temp is not going out of normal range. any ideas of what it could be. Sounds like some sensor is holding us out. TIA
#1744 of 2547 noisy valve train
Jun 26, 2005 (8:54 pm)
My 2000 626LX V-6 5M has grown exceedingly noisy at only 40,000+ miles. The noise sounds like excessive valve clearance, but I have been told that the lifters are hydraulic and the valve clearance is not adjustable. In message #1603 p100 mentions that 98 and later V-6's use mechanical lifters which require periodoc adjustment.Can anyone confirm whether the 2000 V-6 uses adjustable mechanical lifters?
Jun 27, 2005 (10:09 am)
Friend's 2000 626 w/ 80K.
He had a condenser from a junk yard put in and now the compressor has smoke coming out so the mechanic told him to bring to dealer. He can't afford that.
Anybody have technical info to link to regarding the AC for this car? Any help will be appreciated. I think it's a 4 cylinder engine.
#1746 of 2547 Taking apart Pass. side dashboard to get to A/C core, tips/hints anyone?
Jun 27, 2005 (10:41 am)
I have a 1996 626lx V-6, 5 speed and I really like it. Got a bad expansion valve on the a/c evaporator core and I have to take apart the passenger's side dash and glove-box to get to it. I would love to know if there are any tricks or tips on getting the dash out easier. The mechanic was gonna charge $700-$800 in labor basically for the dash removal/installation so it sounds like it might take a while...any good suggestions would be appreciated.
#1747 of 2547 Re: 2002 626 Idle Question and Strange Comment [nannette]
Jun 28, 2005 (2:04 am)
Hey Thanks I appreciate that alot! Ill get started this morning, i'll let you know when I finish up. Sounds like that about covers everything, stay tuned!!!