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#2444 of 2547 Car wobbles, burning smell, engine light
Dec 25, 2008 (10:45 am)
My car Mazda 1997 626 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 73000 miles was working great until all hell broke lose. Suddenly the car started shaking noticeably with a strong rubber burning smell. The car would still drive but the engine would make strange noise but would not turn off. The shaking reduces visibly if put in neutral gear. The heating does not show any heating etc. Also, the engine light has started to blink. What could be the problem here? Is it a transmission problem?
#2445 of 2547 Re: Car wobbles, burning smell, engine light [jaganrvce]
Jan 01, 2009 (11:59 am)
Your description of the symptoms is hard to comprehend, A rubber burning smell might be a tire rubbing on something, or a belt or hose slipping or melting. Shaking stopping when put in neutral might be a lot of different things rangeing from an engine not running right, to a bad motor or transmission mount, to a transmission problem or axle problem, maybe a bad ball joint also. You could go to an Autozone or Advanceautoparts store, and they will loan you for free, a code scanner that will plug into your dashboard, and give you a readout from the car's computer as to why the check engine light is on.
#2446 of 2547 Re: Car wobbles, burning smell, engine light [jaganrvce]
Jan 02, 2009 (8:33 pm)
This is totally a guess on my part, but the no heat, burning rubber smell, and rough running sounds like it could be a water pump seizing. My daughter's boyfriend has an Xterra and it had very similar symptoms when the water pump was going out a couple of weeks ago.
Also, have you changed the timing belt yet? I know the V6 is good for 105k, not sure about the 4 cylinder belt, but it may only be 60k.
#2447 of 2547 Idle Air Control Motor /transmission
Jan 13, 2009 (11:02 am)
I Just bought a 1997 Mazda 626 and I'm having some problems with the car. at first it started to stall on me. and it seamed it was loosing power and the gears would not shift. I took it to the mechanic and he did the Diagnostic and found a bunch of codes which he said they were all related to the same part. so he replaced the EGR valve cylinoid and Solenoid Valve. I thought that was going to fix my problem but no It was still doing the same thing. I took it back and they said they need to replace the Air Inlet Boot and do the Transmission Fluid. But that it still needed the Idle control Valve. It's running a little better but is not 100 percent. I did another Diagnostic and it came up with 6 codes need help. the codes are P0171- P0300-P1131-P1130-P1506 and P1744. Please help any suggestions.
#2448 of 2547 mazda trouble code p0400
Jan 20, 2009 (1:32 pm)
i have a 1998 mazda 626 with a v6 non turbo with the code p0400 any idea how to make it go away.. need to smog car asap
#2449 of 2547 1998 mazda 626 code p0400
Jan 20, 2009 (2:23 pm)
i need help with this code car is un able to pass smog untill i resolve this issue. any help would be great.
Apr 26, 2009 (2:18 pm)
whatever happened with your 626, was the engine fried? yesterday i was driving my 99 626 with 200,000 on it and on entering the freeway and accelerating to highway speed it suddenly lost power and will hardly go. i checked with just answer and they think it is the catalytic convertor. just curious to your findings, the symptoms are somewhat similar.
#2451 of 2547 diesel Cambelt broke urgent help
May 03, 2009 (3:37 am)
Hi all. I am a newbie here and need a bit of help. Last night driving down the m6 doing 70mph my cambelt broke. AA got me back home and said the cambelt had boke and at 70 mph the possibility of the valves being bent were very high and the repair cost could be as high as the value of the car itself. Is this true due to the bank holiday i cant get it to the garage for a while. Bought my 2000 model diesel for £2K year and a half ago and no probs at all till now. read somewhere if its a non interferance engine it may be ok have no idea what this means but is it true. sorry for the essay but any help is appreciated.
#2452 of 2547 Re: diesel Cambelt broke urgent help [zedz]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 03, 2009 (7:35 am)
Unfortunately I don't have specs on UK models and we don't have this engine in the USA.
But yes, if it is a non-interference engine that you're okay. Basically "interference" means that the pistons, going up and down, are timing by the timing belt NOT to hit the valves, which are above the pistons and also going up and down. Rather like a clockwork. However, on an interference engine, should this "timing" be interrupted by breakage of the belt, the pistons, still spinning, will indeed hit the valves, also still spinning from momentum---even though the valves and pistons are no longer connected by the timing belt.
The reason for interference design is to give a lower engine profile and I would imagine longer piston stroke.
You can't rely on AA to give you accurate info. You need to go to a qualified garage or contact a Mazda dealer about this.
If the valves are bent, you do have a considerable expense to bear---the head must come off, new valves installed, etc. It's generally not about a "whole new engine"---not that drastic, but still here in the states this could be a $1500 job, no problem.
#2453 of 2547 Re: diesel Cambelt broke urgent help [Mr_Shiftright]
May 04, 2009 (12:26 am)
Thanks or the reply. Due to bank holday here its a major problem getting a mechanic to look at it. I work 7 miles from home no bus and taxis are expensive and because i just started cant take time off work. will try to ring both the garage and mazda tomorrow to see if they can give me advise before i know if i have to scrap the car. Sad really.