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Mazda 626, Sedan
#2488 of 2547 Re: lglaney [notagain2]
Apr 05, 2010 (10:01 am)
I have a 1990 Mazda 626 DX. I HAD belt problems with my alternator belt as well.
There are several things to consider.
#1.If the belt is removed, can the alternator pulley spin freely?
It should keep spinning after you let go of it for at least a second or two.
#2. The new pulley you installed should ALSO spin freely.
Sometimes one can over tighten a perfectly good pulley, and it will bind up and not spin well.
Requiring, a spacer washer to be installed possibly, or simply using a lockwasher
and or locktight, to prevent vibration from loosening it,backing it off a bit, and then not tightening it quite as much when re-tightening.
#3. The alternator, pulley and crank pullies all have to be in alignment, meaning that the belt is running in a straight path, not left or right too much, sometimes the alternator,bracket(alternator) or pulley, has to have a different bolt or a washer or two added to bring the belt's path into proper alignment.
#4. Lastly, proper belt tensioning has to mean that ten to fifteen pounds of pressure
flexes the belt at least a half inch, up to one inch, ten to fifteen pounds is not a lot of pressure.
Also: A new belt WILL flex and stretch, mostly after a few minutes of running,
so, I advise you to RE-Check belt tension after starting and running just a few minutes. And, again, not too tight if you re-tension that belt. It will squeal if it's too loose anyway.
#2489 of 2547 97 626 upper strut noise
May 09, 2010 (8:54 am)
have a 97 626 141,000 miles had the wheel bearing replaced he took apart the pasenger side by mistake got it back with a bushing noise I suppose in the upper strut P side haven't looked too far yet anyone got ideas
#2490 of 2547 94 mazda 626 that has no spark but power to the coils
May 09, 2010 (2:23 pm)
i have a 94 mazda 626 dx that has no spark but has power to the coils. I took off the dist. cap and everything looks good. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas if theres a sensor that might be out that i could do myself>
#2491 of 2547 2001 mazda 626 transmission problem
May 15, 2010 (3:03 pm)
my 01 626 just started having transmission problem. I changed the fluid. The pump is working, the filter is not stopped up. When you put it in drive from a dead stop, it does not want to go. You have to rev the rpms up to like 2000 and it will slowly start moving until it gets up to like 20 mph then will shift good and no problem after that. When you rev it up it will eventually catch and shift and run great. Its just everytime you start from a dead stop it doesnt want to go. seems like it has to build up pressure or something. Is there an electrical problem? Would it be the soilinoid? Is the valve body stopped up? Can someone help me figure this out please. Its my only way to go.
#2492 of 2547 Wierd temp and fuel gauge problem
Jun 05, 2010 (10:09 am)
About 2 weeks ago both my engine temperature gauge and my fuel gauge gauge both way beyond the red line on the temperature gauge and fuel gauge. I have a 93 mazda 626. After a few times of turn the key into the on position they will return to normal levels.
I decided to take a look today and noticed the my engine coolant temperature sensor was melted in half at the base right above the bolt. I know it needs to be replaced but would that cause my gauges to act like that?
#2493 of 2547 Re: 97 626 upper strut noise [mazdalover4]
Jun 06, 2010 (9:20 pm)
after a serious accident my car was making a noise from the driver side wheel. my mechanic looked for two hours, working on it, test driving. turned out to be a loose sway bar link or whatever. took the second place five minutes to find the problem. they said it wasnt harmful, but loud as hell.
#2494 of 2547 Re: Plugged overflow reservoir hose... [irishalchemist]
Jul 19, 2010 (2:05 pm)
Hi, i saw that you had a 95 626 and was curious if you had any idea what the clear plastic overflow tank connects to is called. It's the small black compartment with what looks like a radiator cap that needs to be replaced on my 96 mazda 626 ES V6 2.5L. manual. The hose from the overflow that connects under the imposter radiator cap is busted at the contact point and i am building up pressure and blowing hoses. i had the hose blow that runs from right next to my oil filter and up near the water pump go and everyone has told me they need to remove the a/c compressor and the alternator to get the new hose on. If you can help me at all with anything i would really appreciate it. i just bought this car in may and have put 1000 of work into it between an entire rear brake job and exhaust from the cat back. I love but the previous owner really neglected the car and now i gotta pay for it.
#2495 of 2547 radiator overflow tank and black compartment with cap!?! HELP!
Jul 19, 2010 (2:23 pm)
Hi, i am curious if you had any idea what the clear plastic overflow tank connects to is called. It's the small black compartment with what looks like a radiator cap that needs to be replaced on my 96 mazda 626 ES V6 2.5L. manual. The hose from the overflow that connects under the imposter radiator cap is busted at the contact point and i am building up pressure and blowing hoses. i had the hose blow that runs from right next to my oil filter and up near the water pump go and everyone has told me they need to remove the a/c compressor and the alternator to get the new hose on. If you can help me at all with anything i would really appreciate it. i just bought this car in may and have put 1000 of work into it between an entire rear brake job and exhaust from the cat back. I love it but the previous owner really neglected the car and now i gotta pay for it.
Aug 09, 2010 (11:50 pm)
i recently had the timing belt replaced, the mechanic removed the pulleys for the serpentine belt and alternator belt to have access to the timing parts. well he replaced everything ..but now everytime i want to turn on my car it sounds like my alternator belt is spinning round without turning the car on. i have to tighten screw that moves the idler pulley and find a position where it turns on. but then after 20 min the car starts stalling and sometimes turns off and i have to repeat the routine. any ideas on what it could be? the idler pulley (the pulley closest to the hood that moves when you tighten the screw) sounds a little rough when i spin it. any ideas?
#2497 of 2547 Re: Persistent Intermittent 626 problem :/ [twitme]
Aug 26, 2010 (3:19 pm)
Thanks! My wifes 1999 626 4 cyl is doing the exact thing.....