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#1784 of 2547 CEL and stuff...
Jul 14, 2005 (11:58 am)
I got a 1990 Mazda 626 DX from a friend about a year ago. Original engine, auto trans., and Fuel injection. 197000 miles.
Recently I was driving home and my CEL started flashing in some pattern. I pulled over and it looked like there was low oil. so I filled it up. Today the light came on again but without the flashing. It will only come on while I am doing city driving. My MPG is hanging around 10-13(if that helps at all). I was also wondering if I should spend the $85 to take it to the dealership to ONLY get the codes from OBD1.
#1785 of 2547 94 626 ES starter
Jul 15, 2005 (1:46 pm)
My starter broke away from the engine. How do I get the starter out? there are electrical wires and tons of SH$% in the way. Can anyone help me or point me in the right direction. Do I go from the top or the bottom?
#1786 of 2547 Re: 94 626 ES starter [smokin739]
Jul 15, 2005 (2:32 pm)
#1787 of 2547 Re: A/C probs, 96 626 V6 5-speed [bwade1]
Jul 16, 2005 (7:17 pm)
You obviously need to remove the valve to inspect it. This means you must remove the refrigerant from the system. One way to clean the valve without damaging it is with compressed air, or with a thin wire. I o not believe these are that expensive to replace either. I would not remove the valve for inspection and cleaning until I eliminated all other possible causes. BTW, at 115k miles, my coolant bottle developed a slow leak again, so I needed to replace it. This time the A/C connector did not get contaminated.
#1788 of 2547 Re: MAzda 626 transmission problems - manual as well? [ruthma]
Jul 16, 2005 (7:20 pm)
No, 4 cylinder manual tranmsission cars are much more reliable than 4 cyl automatics. V6 models have pretty good Japanese built auto transaxle.
#1789 of 2547 Re: SEEKING SERIOUS HELP [kiesha248]
Jul 16, 2005 (7:26 pm)
Severe steering wheel shake could be cuased by a bad tire with a broken steel belt, or by a loose tie rod. Not so severe shaking by a tire badly out of balance.
#1790 of 2547 1988 Mazda 626 Starting Problems and Acceleration Issues
Jul 18, 2005 (12:02 am)
Our 1988 Mazda 626 has been quite reliable but, recently we have ran into two problems:
1. When I try to start it, nothing, indicator lights come on but no crank. So, I am forced to push start it every time. I have to look for hills to park on, what a pain. It got this way, but at first it would fluctuate, start, not start, start, start, not start...
Then just a few days ago it just won't start without popping the clutch on a push.
What could be wrong? Distributor? Starter? I replaced selanoid already, what do you suggest?
2. Just a day ago I noticed my 626 having hard time accelerating. So when I try to get on highway it takes a slow entrance and soon I am up to speed but the engine doesn't have the same umph as usual. What could be going on here?
I also was wondering what should be checked on a tune-up? I really need to have one done soon. I want to know what is best for my vehicle.
I really appreciate any form of reply and I just can't express how impressed by all of the posters here. What a wonderful sense of cooperation.
#1791 of 2547 94 DX manual, Battery light and more
Jul 18, 2005 (10:08 am)
Hi, I have a 626 DX 1994 4cyl 2.0 manual, here's my problem. Yesterday when i stopped at the red light (after driving on the high way for half an hour, engine running3k rpm) my battery light turned on, it went like this for the next 10 light or so and then it didn't reappear... I suspect the alternator, is there any other possibility? I changed the battery with a brand new one this winter. Also, when i accelarate too quickly (on sliperry surface ) the front tire loose grip and then the car start to jump!!! the problem is: me, front suspension, motor rack/stand or else????
#1792 of 2547 Re: We're gonna consolidate... [bnormann]
Jul 18, 2005 (4:09 pm)
hey, I haven't had a tuneup on my 626 2002 yet by I get my spark plugs changed so why is my check engine light on again and there telling me at auto zone tht it's another misfire on cylinder 3 and I changed it 2 mons ago w/ plugs& wires. Help anyone!!
#1793 of 2547 mazada 626 2002
Jul 18, 2005 (4:10 pm)
help what is a good price for a tune up