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#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?
#1911 of 2547 Re: Manual 1999 Mazda 626 [rebeccak]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 21, 2005 (12:31 pm)
Sounds like a common slipping belt symptom, or a bad bearing in the idler pulley upon which the belt revolves. I'd replace the offending belt and tighten it properly and/or inspect the idler pulley for excessive wear and wobble.
#1912 of 2547 Ex Mazda Customer...After 5 new Cars
Nov 24, 2005 (7:20 am)
Here's the story:
I bought my 4th Mazda, a 2001 626 (4cyl, auto) and about a year later my 5th, a 2002 626 (4cyl, auto). At the time, I was under the impression that the transmission problems were solved, boy was I dumb for believing that.
The 2001 tranny died at 22,000 miles, under warranty thank God.
The dealer claimed "we've never seen a 2001 go bad"
The 2002 died last week. The car was 3 years old (almost to the day) with 60,000 miles on it. After much complaining and dealing, Mazda went from "you're on your own" to being so thankful that I have bought 5 cars from them they would cover half of the cost (what a treat!). What a ungrateful, arrogrant company. To make the story a little shorter, it cost me $2000 for my "half". I flat-out told them that this 5th Mazda would be my last if they did not cover the repair but they didn't seem to care. Bye-bye Mazda, I guess 5 isn't enough. I'd lay odds Mazda will be the next GM in a few years.
Nov 25, 2005 (7:41 pm)
Sometimes my Mazda 626 (2002, 6 cyl.) starts slowly from a stop - almost seems to lose its breath when I press on the accelerator. It feels like there's an air bubble in the gas line or it's about to stall or something. (Not a mechanic, sorry.) Problem is worse when engine is cold. Sometimes this is almost dangerous, like when I need to move a little faster to catch a space from a turn, into traffic. I wind up having to wait for big long spaces because the car literally moves in slow motion for about 3-5 seconds. Has anyone seen this in their Mazda or know what the problem is / how to fix it? Thanks.
#1914 of 2547 Re: Manual 1999 Mazda 626 [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 28, 2005 (8:02 pm)
thank you Mr_Shiftright. that's exactly what was wrong. hmmm i like this site i should visit it often.
#1915 of 2547 Re: puzzled [mrsink]
Nov 29, 2005 (4:53 am)
Mine (2002, 4 cyl)does the same thing.
I've changed the plugs, wires and the ignition coil with no change. My next guess is a bad injector or fuel pump.
Let me know if you find anything on yours.
#1916 of 2547 Re: puzzled [tdreo]
Dec 01, 2005 (12:37 pm)
My 98' 626 4cyl, 5 speed, does that exact same thing. It always seem to hesitate when accelerating, and then all of a sudden take off as I let off the gas (should work the other way around). Lately it rattles as it accelerates, as if it is out of breath. I changed, sparkplags (then for a little while it went better), gas pump, etc..nothing really helps. Now, the stupid thing even drops RPM to about 450...when idling and when the engine is warm. I keep thinking it will die on me any minute. This car never seemed to be doing well. I had an RX7 before and had no problems, yet when I buy this dumb sedan it never runs right,
I bought it with 49000 miles, but I never liked the way it ran...
Please help if you have any thought on this.
#1917 of 2547 Tranny ... again
Dec 02, 2005 (11:43 am)
someone asked not too long ago about the 4-cyl tranny in a '92 626. I'm curious about the same year. What year 4-cyl autos should be avoided?
#1918 of 2547 1998 Mazda 626 V6 5 spd CAM Sensor Malfunction
Dec 03, 2005 (12:13 pm)
Does anyone know where the Cam sensor is located? My CEL came on and I took it to Autozone for the free diagnostic. The error shows a "Bank 1 cam sensor malfunction". Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.