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#2308 of 2547 Mazda trouble with overheating,misfiring,etc.
Aug 10, 2007 (2:11 pm)
A couple months ago, my Mazda 626 2002 began misfiring in random cylinders. New spark plus, wires, coil pack, and everything was put on it. In ran good for about a month and then it started doing the same thing again. We took it to a mechanic who looked at it and said that it was the plugs and wires again. When the plug in the first cylinder was taken out, it was very dark and looked burnt. The other did not. So, we changed the first one and put different wires on once again. It did not fix anything. However all of a sudden, our car started over-heating again. The car began to smoke after just a drive down a 3 mile road. when we looked under the hood, we noticed a hose had a leak in it. There was a small hole and you definitely see antifreeze(i think) leaking out. I do not know the name of this particular hose, but we did put another on it. The car is still overheating nonetheless. We have done the spark plugs and wires...there is plently of coolant in the car. A friend suggested it could be the sensors? I am honestly just fed up with it and just would like some good advise on what I should do. I am planning on taking it to another mechanic and am tempted just to say find out what is wrong and fix it! I hate not knowing a lot about cars, because it seems you can easily be ripped off. help.
#2309 of 2547 Filling tank problem
Aug 18, 2007 (5:34 am)
When I try to put gas in my car, the pumps will never stay on. You have to continuously pump the grip. It's at different intervals when it stops but never seems to get a whole gallon in at a time. I have let the tank run very far down too in case it was bad gas already in the tank but that didn't seem to help.
I've tried three different gas stations, different grades of gas too. At first I thought it was the hot weather expanding the gas but then it has happened each time I've filled the car no matter the weather. One gas attendant said it was because something needed to be cleaned out and it would probably cost $700 in NJ but cheaper in NY.
Not only do I not want to get ripped off, I want to know what the problem is in case it's an easy fix I can do myself.
#2310 of 2547 Re: Filling tank problem [zillah]
Aug 18, 2007 (10:28 am)
I have a similar issue, but not exactly the same, with my '01 626 V6. I can put in all but the last gallon and a half with the nozzle on automatic. But, it shuts off early, and I can put in another 1.5 gallons if I run the nozzle manually. I've gotten used to it, but it is kinda annoying to have to stand there and "top off" the tank with 1.5 gallons. Your problem sounds like it might be related, but is much worse. Replace your gas tank, maybe ??
#2311 of 2547 Re: Persistent Intermittent 626 problem :/ [twitme]
Aug 28, 2007 (7:43 am)
Just in case anyone else was having this same problem, I found the solution. The fuel pump needed to be replaced. It wasn't a cheap repair, but my mazda is finally running strong.
#2312 of 2547 Re: Persistent Intermittent 626 problem :/ [twitme]
Aug 29, 2007 (9:51 am)
Thanks for coming back and letting us know.
#2313 of 2547 1999 Mazda 626 es V6
Sep 20, 2007 (5:32 pm)
well i have this car for a year now and i could never get this engine light problem fix.....it comes back on and off...wtf?
#2314 of 2547 1999 Mazda 626 es V6
Sep 20, 2007 (5:36 pm)
Anyone knows what is needed to be done at 90,000 miles...i got 92,736 now?
#2315 of 2547 Re: 1999 Mazda 626 es V6 [latino20782]
Sep 21, 2007 (6:19 am)
You should be able to look it up in our Tips and Advice section. You can start here: Maintenance Schedules.
Sep 23, 2007 (6:23 pm)
I know this is a 626 forum but i just joined this website and im a little confused on how to post a question. THe 626 is very similar to my car so i decided to ask the question here. okay welll ....
I own a mazda mx6. Recently i was told that my catalytic converter was blocked. My car has not been shifting gears and going very sluggish like at times i cannot get it to go above 20 mph. I was wondering if there was a quick fix to this because im about to trade my car for a honda prelude and i have to get it to the guy because we are trading cars. He is aware of the problem but at the moment i just dont think my car will make it there. IF you could let me know if there is any way i can make my car work for a short period of time that would be great. thankyou.
#2317 of 2547 Re: mazda mx6 [l3ehindblue3ye]
Sep 26, 2007 (5:19 am)
two quick fixes... you can take off the cat and brake the silveroxyide screen that runs throw it- the best way is with a drill. or you could just drill some hole into the cat housing but, this could make it to loud to trade in. good luck with the prelude!!