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Mazda 626, Sedan
#2271 of 2547 Re: Issues with my 1999 Mazda 626 by gangling [mhhalabe]
Mar 11, 2007 (8:33 pm)
I can't remember where it's said that there are 6,000,000 cars are running with check engine light on in USA. I suggest you buy a OBDII scanner from Walmart(about $70)and read the error code to ask online or local store where need fix (most times, some sensor need clean or change). Meantime you can use your scanner as switch to erase the error code in your car's computer(turn off the check engine light) and no need cut off battery cable under hood every time when the light is on. Until some day the light always is on when start the car. Then the some where is truly need fix. May at that time your new car should be coming.
#2272 of 2547 Re: Issues with my 1999 Mazda 626 by gangling [gangling]
Mar 12, 2007 (8:03 am)
Thanks a lot for the information. I'll look into buying one of the ODBII scanners.
#2273 of 2547 Re: Starting point [windowphobe6]
Mar 18, 2007 (1:33 pm)
I have a 93 626 lx 4 cycl. that has the same issuse. I have replaced the throtel cable and now the altanator it costed me 1,000 so far. it's a a good car and worth putting the money into it. mine had 190,000 mile's and I only got it lats year. but one thing DO NOT TAKE IT TO A MAZDA DEALER. THEY WILL CHARGE YOU BIG TIME. on my 626 I have relpaced the control arm the sway bard 4 tires an altanator the distributor and the throtal cable .
#2274 of 2547 mazda 626 lx
Mar 18, 2007 (4:19 pm)
anyone come here any more or what???
#2275 of 2547 Re: mazda 626 lx [stormmy]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 18, 2007 (4:59 pm)
Hosts are here but we're no fun
You might also use "keyword search" on the left for "technical questions" or "no start"---these are pretty active topics and can cover all sorts of cars.
#2276 of 2547 2001 626 V6 oil burning problem
Mar 23, 2007 (9:20 am)
I bought this car last year with only 32K miles on it. One of the first things I noticed was blue smoke when starting it after not being run for a few days. I talked with my local service guy (mazda dealer service writer); he said this was very unusual for this engine. He suggested that I put Mobil 1 (10w-30) in it and see if that helps. Well, it does seem to have helped. But, it still seems to go through more oil than I'm used to for a car with only 44K miles (current mileage). My questions are: 1) Do any of you readers have experience with the V6 burning oil at low mileage? 2) In all respects, the car seems to have been well taken care of by the original owner, but could they have really screwed up the engine by not changing oil or ??, and 3) Do any of you have trouble determining the oil level in this engine on the dipstick? When I change the oil I put in exactly what the owner's manual says to put in, which is 3.9 quarts. But, after putting in 3.9 quarts the oil level on the dipstick is below the add line. Whats up with that?
#2277 of 2547 Front hub bearing, 1997 Mazda 626
Mar 25, 2007 (2:19 pm)
How hard is it to change the front hub bearing (driver's side) on a 1997 626 with 5 speed? The bearning has been noisy, now it sounds like a 747 is flying above me. Thanks for any advice
#2278 of 2547 Steering Problem
Apr 04, 2007 (6:43 am)
My 1995 626, auto trans, 2.0 is such a chore to turn. backing out of the drive way is terrible. I do not know what I need to do to fix the problem. The axle is not bent but the tires sometimes rub against the fender and thats what is causing the problems. What do you suppose it is that I need to fix to be able to turn correctly with ease again? Arms,driveshaft,alignment?
#2279 of 2547 Re: 2001 626 V6 oil burning problem [joellein]
Apr 05, 2007 (5:58 am)
I have a '99 ES V6 with almost 170k miles on it. The car has always used a little oil since I bought it new. Not excessive by any definition, but between 3k oil changes, the oil level would come down from "FULL" on the mark to 3/4 way down to the lower line. So about 3/4 of a quart per 3k miles. I change oil every 3k miles and usually I do not need to add oil between changes, but the oil level will be pretty close to he low mark by the time oil is changed. The oil usage has not gotten any worse since new and I do not see any blue smoke coming out of the exhaust upon cold startup, which means that the valve seals are still good. Mazda says that minor oil usage like this is normal for these cars.
You need to make sure that the car is parked level when you check the oil level because you can get really erroneous readings when the car is parked even on a very mild incline. BTW, it takes 4 quarts of oil to refill the crankcase (with a new filter).
#2280 of 2547 Re: Steering Problem [philj57]
Apr 05, 2007 (6:02 am)
First, do you have the OEM size tires/wheels on the car? Oversize rims and tires can cause these problems. Your alignment, especially the front toe setting would have to be grossly out of spec to have this happen.