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Mazda 626, Sedan
#2072 of 2544 Re: Engine vibration [backy]
May 31, 2006 (2:45 pm)
Update: just talked to the shop, they confirmed the engine is missing but they can't figure out why after 2 days of analysis. They mentioned a TSB for an intake manifold gasket but said the car doesn't have a problem there. So they recommended I take it to a Mazda dealer. (FWIW, the car had a 60k-style servicing 2000 miles ago including new plugs.) Could bad spark plug wires cause this kind of problem? I seem to remember reading about the wires being an issue with the 626.
#2073 of 2544 Thunking gone!
Jun 02, 2006 (5:05 pm)
The "thunks" from the rear of my 2000 626 are gone. It was the rear sway bar bushings. Replacement cost, parts and labor, was $130 (not done at the dealer). I thought this was reasonable especially considering the shop didn't charge me for two days of work spent trying to find the cause of the engine missing slightly (and checking lots of stuff in the engine bay, including cleaning the mass airflow sensor).
#2074 of 2544 1999 Mazda 626 Driver side headlight will not work
Jun 03, 2006 (9:33 am)
Thought maybe somebody saw a similar problem..
The driver side headlight does not work (Passenger side is fine), The brights do not work either.Checked all fuses, they are ok.. Tried 2 new bulbs.. When I press forward on the stem (head light controls) to put on the Brights, the Blue Indicator light does not come on on the dash panel (The brights do come on on the Passenger side headlight though).
With the headlamps on, no brights, I checked the voltages and the 2 side connections to the headlamp bulb are both at 12V. The center Connection (TOP) has no voltage.
I think the issue has something to do with both sides being at 12V, possibly cause the Brights switch is left on?
Any suggestions are appreciated..
#2075 of 2544 Re: Thunking gone! [backy]
Jun 04, 2006 (6:28 am)
Good morning backy,congrats on silencing those pesky
trolls in the trunk. How many miles on your double
ought and how long had those trolls been active?
#2076 of 2544 Re: Thunking gone! [skibry1]
Jun 04, 2006 (10:11 am)
The 626 has about 86k on it now. I bought it in January with 84.2k. The trolls were in the back when I bought it. Since the car had been thoroughly inspected by a mechanic before I bought it, I assumed (stupidly) that the thunks were something loose in the trunk. Fortunately it didn't cost much to fix. The car is perfect now, save for a driver's power lock actuator that is going (still works, I will wait for it to fail) and the engine vibration I mentioned earlier, that started after my son's accident. It has stumped one mechanic, so I will take it to the dealer soon and hopefully they can trace it to the accident (meaning it would be covered under insurance).
#2077 of 2544 Stalling while idling
Jun 08, 2006 (11:49 am)
I have a 1999 626 - 4 cyl auto that has an annoying habit of stalling out when idling. The idle is rough- normal is approx 800 rpm, but it will drop down below 500 rpm, and occasionally will stall out. A quick shift from drive to park when parking will also result in a stall out.
#2078 of 2544 Re: 626 2.0 '94 'MISFIRE UNDER EXCELLERATION' [nuttall]
Jun 10, 2006 (9:48 am)
Have you pulled the codes. Is it a bastardized version of Ford EEC with Mazda components? If so it is simple to pull codes from it with just a back testing wire jumped to the neg side of battery and flashes can be read from check engine light on dash.
This can be done from the second small box on the left of the battery not from the large DLC box. This small second box is overlooked in many manuals and not everyone knows about its existence. The STi ( self test input) is by itself at theend of the connector. If you have problems pulling codes let me know. I will check back in a day or 2
#2080 of 2544 Re: Stalling while idling [davew58]
Jun 10, 2006 (1:22 pm)
Well, my 2000 626 I4 idles roughly also, but only when in gear. I have had two mechanics check it over thoroughly, including a Mazda tech this week. They can't find anything wrong with it. The Mazda tech said that is how the engine idles. So I guess I will live with it.
You might try adjusting the idle speed?
The good news is that the dealer did not charge any diagnosis fee after working on the car all day. I thought that was very decent of them (Walser Mazda in Burnsville, MN).
#2081 of 2544 01 626 v6 left front tire noise
Jun 10, 2006 (9:37 pm)
I have a 01 626 v6 and recently had the front axle replaced. Since that time the left front tire sounds like its rattling (similar to lug nuts not tightened). Took it to a shop they thought it might need to be balanced. Tires rotated and balanced still having noise. Another shop said my right axle looked to short, he was able to move it up and down. Still can't figure out what the noise on the left is. Also is there a 4 cylinder 01 626 maybe Pep boys gave me the wrong right side axle and thats why it appears short. Has anyone had any problems with axle replacement?