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#1796 of 2547 Hard Throttle Pedal !!!!
Jul 20, 2005 (4:29 am)
Hi, the gas pedal on my Mazda 626 (1996) is very hard first thing in the morning or if the car has been parked for some time. If i start the car and give it upto a minute the pedal will be fine. Or unless i give it a good kick when i'm in a hurry, but not always happy doing this.
Is this by design or is there a fault? the car has done 102k miles, if this has anything to with it.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
#1797 of 2547 Is this a big problem?
Jul 20, 2005 (9:56 pm)
I'm considering to buy a 2000 Mazda 626 LX with an auto transmission. My friend, who helped me test driving it, felt "not smooth" when he stepped on the gas pedal. Especially when transmission shifts, he feels a little shake. I was wondering if anybody had the same experience. Is it a big problem? Thanks.
#1798 of 2547 Re: Hard Throttle Pedal !!!! [iluvmymazda]
Jul 21, 2005 (2:52 am)
The throttle plate tends to stick in it's bore from built up residue. Time to clean the throttle body out. Remove the air intake ducting, have someone hold the throttle wide open, and spray in a liberal amount of air intake cleaner (not carb cleaner). Scrub the throttle body bore and the back of the throttle plate with an old toothbrush, wipe out the residue with clean wipers, and you should be good to go.
#1799 of 2547 Re: 1998 626 Transmission FAILURE... [chaz25505]
Jul 21, 2005 (6:17 pm)
I HAVE A 2002, WHICH NOW NEEDS A TRANSMISSION REBUILT!!!! I'm a complete wreck because of this disaster - i just got this car not even a year ago, and it's a newer model, nothing should be going wrong! i was wondering if you found out anything new on the subject matter since. I'm really upset about this, and i'm not paying this bill without a fight!
#1800 of 2547 Re: 1998 626 Transmission FAILURE... [kristywahoo1]
Jul 21, 2005 (8:35 pm)
Have you tried calling Mazda customer service and asking them whether they'd be willing to split the cost? Manufacturers often will, as a "good faith" gesture.
#1801 of 2547 Interior lights won't turn on.
Jul 22, 2005 (11:45 am)
I have a 2000 Mazda 626 LX that I purchased in April of this year and I've been trying to diagnose my interior light problem. All the lights (dome and driver/passenger overhead lights) work fine if you manually turn them on, but when I open the doors, they don't automatically turn on. I've checked all fuses and they're fine. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!
#1802 of 2547 Re: Interior lights won't turn on. [dorsiainruins]
Jul 23, 2005 (4:22 pm)
Have you checked the door switches. If they stick shut, the light will not come on when doors are open.
#1803 of 2547 Re: 1998 626 Transmission FAILURE... [kristywahoo1]
Jul 23, 2005 (4:24 pm)
Sorry to hear that, but there is ton of information available on horrible history of 4 cyl Mazda 626 auto transmissions. It is a good idea to do a little research before buying a car with problematic history. A manual transmission would have been a far wiser choice in this car.
#1804 of 2547 Re: Mazda 626 ES V6 auto. stalling [bolts]
Jul 23, 2005 (6:41 pm)
I experienced this problem w/ my Dodge Caravan and went thru the entire deduction process. The culprit was a camshaft position sensor. Apparently the sensor was going bad. It was a $40 part and eblow grease on my part. No problems since the replacement. Good luck.
#1805 of 2547 Re: Mazda 626 ES V6 auto. stalling [danyek]
Jul 24, 2005 (12:55 pm)
You think so? Well it's 3 aftermarket distributors now. The mechanic is going to try a new mazda distributor, or changing the crank sensor. I have no clue. It's frustrating. I've spent 4 days in a garage.