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Mazda 626, Sedan
#1982 of 2547 Re: 626 fuel pump relay [davec4]
Feb 08, 2006 (5:51 pm)
According to the illustration on page 01-14-7 of my 1999 Mazda 626 shop manual, the fuel relay is the second relay from the right in the third (closest to the battery) row inside the black fuse/relay box. On the inside of the relay box cover this relay is marked as "circuit relay". There is row of three identical relays right next to the battery (not inside the cover box), but two of these are cooling fan relays.
#1983 of 2547 1998 Mazda 626 - How many miles can I expect?
Feb 09, 2006 (8:33 am)
My mazda currently has about 130,000 miles on it. We had the transmission overhauled about a year and a half ago and have been pretty good about regular maintenance. How many miles do you think I can expect out of this car before it dies?? Thanks in advance!
#1984 of 2547 Re: 1998 Mazda 626 - How many miles can I expect? [knitwit]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 09, 2006 (9:17 am)
Life expectancy of a modern car should be about 175K-225K if it is well cared for...of course, this doesn't include accident damage ending the car's life. Anything over that is really just borrowed time and you probably don't want to push a car that far. So if you are driving 12K a year, figure 4 years before you get really serious about changing.
#1985 of 2547 Re: Mazda 626 2002 V6 - hesitate [msnadia]
Feb 10, 2006 (10:29 am)
To use a professional injector cleaning method, you must tap into the fuel injection rail and bypass the fuel pump. You need to also pull the fuel pump relay for the duration of cleaning. Yes, some auto parts stores sell pressurized canisters with injector cleaning solution. Unless you have adequate knowledge how to do this, I recommend having a professional do this service. Suggest you try Chevron Techron first. You can buy it for $ 6 a bottle at WalMart. Pour a bottle into about 7 gallons of gas in you gas tank (when you gas gauge shows about half full) then run the tank almost empty. Then, fill the tank with about 7 gallons of gas and add another bottle and run the tank almost empty. Stick with premium fuel - I found that my Mazda likes Mobil or BP best. You may not see the results right away, but over a period of a few months you should. My car was the same way. It took a while to see actual improvement. After two or three consecutive cleanings with Chevron Techron, you should see some better performance. If not, you need professional fuel injector service.
Also, it is necessary to periodically clean the EGR valve outlet passages in the intake manifold (just behind the throttle body). They clog with carbon with time.
#1986 of 2547 Re: Mazda 626 2002 V6 - hesitate [p100]
Feb 14, 2006 (3:14 pm)
Does anyone think that using this injector cleaner is adviseable in a car that is running well.
Alcan, Mr Shifright jump right in. I asked my Mazda mechanic in Greece and he thought that you could dislodge or cause a problem in a car thats running fine for 55K miles. If its not broke dont fix it, or can performance be restored in your opinions?
#1987 of 2547 Re: Mazda 626 2002 V6 - hesitate [mazda626atx]
Feb 16, 2006 (2:47 am)
Hi Mohammed LOL
Pete's advice above is pretty solid. I've never had any problems using injector cleaner on higher mileage cars other than a slightly more noticeable clicking from the injectors as the buildup dissolves fron the pintles.
The mountain LOL
#1988 of 2547 Re: puzzled [mrsink]
Feb 20, 2006 (9:21 pm)
Me and my wife fought with this one for about 30,000 miles. The problem turned out to be the spark plugs we swapped in at that mileage. We used Autolites, an American brand. After we put these plugs in, we were changing plug wires every 3,000 miles or so, because of symptoms similar to yours. We found a mechanic that told us that American plug brands like Autolite do not last long in the higher rpm 4-cylinder engines, especially if the engine is a foreign makes such as Mazda. He recommended putting in some NGK, Nippendenzo or Bosch plugs along with a new set of plug wires. We bought some Bosch Plus 2s and also exchanged the lifetime plug wires that we had been using from Autozone for some new ones. The new plugs have made all the difference in the world. I keep expecting them to fail, but they appear to have completely solved our problem - no more hesitation whatsoever!
#1989 of 2547 Hi guys Electrical problems here!
Feb 23, 2006 (5:42 am)
I have read many posts, and its very interesting the amount of common problems that the 626 has. I have on that is not mentioned here, hopefully someone can help me out. I have a 99 mazda 626 4cyl. I have replaced the transmission about a year after purchasing it pre-owned from a dealership. I have been going through alternator belts like crazy here lately. I've tried replacing the alternator twice. I have them checked at Autozone prior to installation and they check out good. The belts get extremely hot and then snap. Ive tried adjusting the tensioner and ensuring alternator is mounted correctly. Ive replace the battery terminals. Also most recently the battery charges while idling and once you press the accelorator or manually accelorate from under the hood it drains the battery. The volt meter shows a very slow charge while idling and as soon as you give it gas it drains it very rapidly. Any suggestions and help would be greatly appreciated as We are down to one vehicle (FORD) American made. The wife wants to trade it in however the thought of PAYMENTS for the next 5 - 7 yrs is terrifying. Thank you in advance for your help.
Feb 28, 2006 (7:46 pm)
Hi, I know a little about cars and am having a hard time with this one. I have a 89 Mazda 626 non-turbo. It started dieing on me at idle a few weeks ago. This happened at night around 2-3 AM when I get off work. It has been really wet out around that time and is not sure if that could be the problem. I started to notice that when I shift to neutral and apply the brakes I would get a faint light on the dash in the charge and tail light sections. Then when I get up to freeway speed and do the same thing it dies on me at idle. It will restart fine but die at idle. Since then I have changed the fuel filter, plugs, rotor and distb cap. I also adjusted the idle so it was higher and wouldn’t cut out on me. It hasn’t cut out on me since the maintenance I performed but I still get the lights on the dash and it acts like it wants to stall. Any Ideas????? Also I think I may have a short somewhere too because my wipers won't work sometimes and other times they do.
Feb 28, 2006 (8:45 pm)
Is it a 4 cylinder? Can you pull any codes? I know is a OBD1 but maybe you can pull codes from the DLC box in the hood. That would be a good place to start.
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