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Mazda 626, Sedan
#2080 of 2547 Re: Stalling while idling [davew58]
Jun 10, 2006 (12:22 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 2547 01 626 v6 left front tire noise
Jun 10, 2006 (8:37 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?
#2082 of 2547 Re: 1999 Mazda 626 Driver side headlight will not work [standark]
Jun 11, 2006 (12:33 pm)
Most likely your healight switch is defective. It has sliding contacts in it which have either pitted or broken off inside the switch. I had a similar issue with a 95 Nissan truck. It was the headlight switch (intergrated with the turn singal stalk).
#2083 of 2547 close to 150k miles
Jun 12, 2006 (6:53 am)
Well, I am fast approaching the 150k mile mark on my '99 ES V6. The engine is still running strong and everything works.
#2085 of 2547 Re: Another Transmission gone! [nannette]
Jun 12, 2006 (2:50 pm)
The best way to avoid automatic transmission failures is to get a manual transmission. Especially in a Mazda.
#2086 of 2547 Re: Another Transmission gone! [p100]
Jun 12, 2006 (3:19 pm)
Adding a transmission cooler for about $200 seems to help also.
#2087 of 2547 Re: Another Transmission gone! [backy]
Jun 13, 2006 (6:20 am)
Apparently it does. I recently talked to a Mazda tech who works at the local Mazda dealership. He has a Mazda 626 witha 4 cyl engine and the infamous Ford transmission. He has over 140k on the car and still no transmission issues with the original unit. He told me bought the car slightly used and immediately installed a large external oil cooler to keep the transmission oil cool.
But I bet that he flushes the transmission and replaces the fluid very frequently too.
#2088 of 2547 emissions problem
Jun 15, 2006 (4:07 pm)
my 1994 626 will not pass the nox emission test. any help
#2089 of 2547 Do I need to buy Mazda brand coolant?
Jun 23, 2006 (4:56 pm)
We have a 2001 Mazda 626 with over 75,000 miles. My check engine light came on yesterday after running a few errands. The car was running fine. I checked my coolant level and it is low, but car is not running hot. The light still came on after I added water. We do zip maintenance other than oil changes. The owners manual says use Mazda brand orange coolant. I want to try changing the coolant myself. Will I have to wait until Monday and buy coolant from the dealer? What would be the equivalent in another brand? I checked with our solid waste authority and I know where to take old coolant. The manual says 7.9 quarts of coolant. It seldom gets more than -5F here. So I figure a gallon jug and then water will be about the right mix. What do I need other than coolant and a container that will hold at least three gallons? What else simple can I do to possibly make the light go out? I think spark plugs are beyond me. My trusted independent mechanic has retired and I'm not very impressed with local dealer. Money is very tight.