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#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.
#1920 of 2547 Door Lock Problem
Dec 04, 2005 (9:55 am)
I hope someone can help me with this. I am about to sell my 96 Mazda 626, 4 cylinder. Hasn't been a terrible car, but enough small problems starting popping up that I chose to buy a new car instead of fixing the 'ol 626. I bought a new Mazda6 s Wagon with the 6speed ATX. Anwyay....on the old 626, I can no longer get the key into the Drivers side door lock. Is there anyway I could fix this myself?? I am selling the car tomorrow, and would like to fix this for them. Any suggestions??
#1921 of 2547 Re: puzzled [tdreo]
Dec 07, 2005 (11:40 am)
I have a 2000 (4 cyl auto.) It does the same thing. The plugs and wires were changed about six weeks ago. But doesn't seem to help this problem.
I now have a check engine light that goes on when accelerating at approx. 45-50 mph. It eventually goes away. When this happens, it sounds like it is missing....
Have any ideas?