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Mazda 626, Sedan
#2024 of 2547 Re: 140k on my 1999 V6 [p100]
Mar 29, 2006 (11:15 am)
140k Sounds like you are doing fairly well. Does the creaking noise happen when you are stationary or moving very slowly and making a right turn? or at normal speeds. If so it could be the top strut bearing.I replaced both of mine. Check them by having car in park , and have someone turn wheel left to right while you hold your hand on the spring. You feel it tensioning and releasing. If so then its the bearing but maybe changing entire upper strut mount would be advisable. In my case at 55K i only had to replace the bearing . 120K is a whole different ball game IMHO
I also replaced half axles on my 94 626 and bought OEM remanufactured from mazda. They were reman by ARI and you could prolly get them $30-40 cheaper online or somewhere else. I would suggest you try to find ARI because thats who MAZDA uses to reman theirs.
#2025 of 2547 Re: Rear end noise [p100]
Mar 31, 2006 (10:17 am)
Yes, sway bar links too. Seems to me that replacing just the bushings would be an adequate solution for that sort of problem but the dealer replaced the links and bushings both times. I remember asking the service manager why on one of those trips, and I believe he told me that since the bushings were shot that there was damage to the links as well. Not sure how possible that is, since I never had the rear suspension apart in my garage, but the work was performed under warranty both times (no $$$ out of my pocket) so I didn't argue with the guy.
Your bushings could be bad again too, the first set on my car failed after probably 2 years, then the second set within another year.
#2026 of 2547 Re: MX-6/626 V6 Rough Idle etc... [overton]
Apr 04, 2006 (1:26 pm)
i own a 1997 626 and it had rough idling for a while then one day started getting worse. finally now every time its in idle it completely shuts off and no one can tell me what the pronblem is because they say its enternal and not worth it. do you have any ideas or suggestions
#2027 of 2547 Loud/Rough Idle
Apr 04, 2006 (4:04 pm)
My 99 Mazda 626 has started to have a very loud and rough idle when I start it up and also when I accelerate. Any ideas as to what could be causing the problem?
The car has about 99,000 miles. About 10,000 miles ago, the spark plugs and wires, PCV valve and fuel filter were replaced. And around 6,000 miles ago I had the idler pulley and belts replaced.
#2030 of 2547 Mazda 626' 97 2.0, ODBII code: 0171
Apr 09, 2006 (4:14 pm)
someone posted at other place and replaced fuel filter, it was reported the code was cleared.
today i replaced mine and drived about 10km and error code did not show up yet.
the code means: bank A lean.
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Apr 09, 2006 (4:34 pm)
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#2032 of 2547 Re: Rear end noise [slickdog]
Apr 09, 2006 (8:09 pm)
When I replaced the rear sway bar bushings, the original ones looked in perfect hsape, no cracks, no tears. I did look at the links and do not see anything wrong. But I definitely get some clunking once in a while from the back. So I guess I order a set of links and replace them to be sure. I have front sway bar bushings too, but putting them in looks like a real chore as access to these is difficult - even on a high lift.
#2033 of 2547 Re: 140k on my 1999 V6 [mazda626atx]
Apr 09, 2006 (8:10 pm)
The creaking noise only occurs when I make a quick right turn and low speed and load the left wheel. I think you are right - it proably is the top strut bearing. there is no noixe when traveling in a straght line.