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Mazda 626, Sedan
Nov 09, 2005 (2:13 am)
I have been having problem with my Mazda 626 1.8 LXi 1997 (manual) for last 3 weeks. Car has done 63000 and was very reliable for last 5 years.
I have seen few mechanics, including Mazda service. Mazda suggested to change catalytic converter, which I did, but the problem is still there. I was trying to speak to the technician who diagnosed the problem, but they said that I have to come again for diagnoses and I would be charged again (£50)...
The symptoms of the problem are:
- Car loosing power under load, especially on higher revs and when it goes up a hill. The problem is worse when the engine is cold
- When the car is stationary, pressing on accelerator the engine works smoothly even over 4000 rpm. Car starts OK when hot or cold
- Car has stopped few times going up a hill with cold engine. After about 20 seconds the car would start and run like before (going hardly up the hill)
- On motorway can go up to 75 miles/hour
Parts that have been changed:
- spark plugs
- air filter
- engine filter
- Catalytic converter
Mazda garage suggested changing catalytic converter, silencer and pre-silencer. After changing converter there were not any improvements, so I did not bothered with the rest.
I would be grateful if someone can help.
#1902 of 2547 mazda 626 oil color change
Nov 09, 2005 (11:28 am)
I have a 1997 mazda 626. It had a complete engine overhaul 2 years ago. After every oil change (roughly 4 weeks) oil color starts to turn black and eventually burn rapidly. I have to add 1 qrt every 2 weeks. The problem had even before the engine overhaul. Any expert suggestion would be really appreciated.
#1903 of 2547 1992 mazda 626
Nov 09, 2005 (4:03 pm)
I was wondering if anybody knows anything about the 1992 mazda 626, with four cylinder and automatic trans? I need something to get around town in. I saw this one and it says it only has 80k miles on it and that it runs good. I've seen where a lot of these cars seem to have transmission problems, was this also the case for the '92? Thanks for any info.
#1904 of 2547 Re: Mazda 626 ES V6 auto. stalling [bolts]
Nov 10, 2005 (9:08 am)
I have the same car as yours and is dead since 4 months.the engine is not going on, at mazda they said it is the distributor, here (lebanon)I could not find the part,even used or new.I waited 4 months to bring from outside the country and it did not work.
I finally saw your posts.
PLEASE PLEASE help me. what is the crank sensor, where does it fit? etc...Because I exchanged the complete distributor with all what's inside and the engine still doesn't start.(No sparks from the plugs)
I do really appreciate if you can help.
Nov 12, 2005 (3:43 pm)
Hello. First time poster wondering if anyone could give me some advice. Got into my 93,626, 2.5L, Manual yesterday and turned on the ignition, and when the car started a strange beeping noise started coming from the dashboard with none of the dummy lights accompanying it. Turned the car off and on again and there was no beeping the second time. I'm really scared to drive the car because I Know I need to check my timing belts, and I don't need another blown engine. I'm a 19 yr old female and I need to use my car this week or I'm gonna miss an important photo shoot.
#1906 of 2547 Re: Please Help [looloo20]
Nov 14, 2005 (7:08 am)
Hi, usually if the key is in the ignition switch and the door is open you should hear a beeping noise, but in your case you said that when you turned off then on no more beeping, I think this can be the seat belt reminder.
#1907 of 2547 timing issues
Nov 14, 2005 (5:02 pm)
I have 1990 Mazda 626 GLX, 4cyl, 12 valve, 2.0 l, 5 spd manual trans. I recently changed the head with a 1989, but now it keeps going out of time, does anyone know how many teeth are on the '89 camshaft sprocket versus the '90 as I think this may be the problem.
#1908 of 2547 Re: Please Help [looloo20]
Nov 16, 2005 (5:48 pm)
if your timing belt should break, it wont harm the engine. You have a "non-interference" engine in that car. You would have to tow it to a garage and replace the belt, but no harm to valves or pistons...
#1909 of 2547 Re: A/C Evaporator Core/Expansion Valve 1996 626LX V6 [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 19, 2005 (11:19 am)
I need to find a after market exhaust manifold for my 2001 MAxda 626 4-litre...Can anyone help?
#1910 of 2547 Manual 1999 Mazda 626
Nov 20, 2005 (9:39 pm)
Can anyone help me with this question, please? I'm tired of asking my mechanics what’s the problem with my car and getting nowhere for they’re always giving me the run around and fix something other than the one I want to be fixed (female situation I guess…)
Every time I start the car... first thing in the morning or after a few hours there’s a squealing sound. I believe it’s a belt but ‘m not sure which one. Can anyone help me with this?