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#483 of 2547 Mazda 626LX Automatic Problems!!
May 10, 2001 (6:37 pm)
I have a 1995 Mazda 626 DX about 90,000 miles. About 2 was ago my daughter got in to leave school. When she put it in drive the car would not go. We turned off the I/I button on the gear shift and the car went into gear just fine. The car will go fine out of I/I then kick it in when you reach about 50 mph does fine ail you come to a stop or drop below 20 mph. If you put the car in drive and rev the engine in will pop into gear but the O/D light on the dash begins flashing.
I have talked to about 10 differant mechanics about this problem,no one knows what it is! So I took it to Mazda to see what they had to say. They where not any help either. The only error code that turned up on the computer was a 452 code
which was for a speed sensor. No one felt like this was the problem since this really has nothing to do with the shifting of the car.I have read in your postings similar problems with the 95 626Lx about that it might be a Range Sensor. Can some one please help me with this problem since it seems to be a tough one. Thanks Bellew
May 10, 2001 (7:03 pm)
The gasket itself is about a $35 part; figure an hour of labor at your local rate to install. Plugs are cheap. Plug wires, alas, are not. (A couple of dealers do substantial mail-order biz on parts like this at decent savings.)
May 10, 2001 (7:12 pm)
Actually, the VSS can have something to do with transmission mishaps - this tranny is electronically controlled, and the speed sensor is one of the devices consulted before shift decisions are made - but I think I'd look first at that O/D button and see if the switch underneath it is messed up. (One of the things the switch does is restore engine braking, something you wouldn't have a lot of in overdrive, so if the car seems reluctant to go - well, you get the idea.)
#486 of 2547 windowphobe6
May 12, 2001 (10:08 pm)
It is with great respect that I consider you as the Jedi-Knight of the 626 forum so I hope you can offer me some assistance with my power moonroof on my 94 626.
The rear flapper works just fine but the slider doesn't work at all. Being that the flapper works, the problem must not be a motor issue. I've talked to a couple of Mazda dealers and they've informed me that it could be a snapped cable or that the alignment may be off. Nontheless, I was also told that if this were the case, the repair could run as much as $2k because they would have to completely disassemble and reassemble the moonroof all together to do the repair right.
If possible, could you please offer me any insight about my moonroof problem. Summer is around the corner and I'd sure like to get it working without investing the big dollars. Thanks.
#487 of 2547 This sabre is too light :)
May 13, 2001 (6:58 am)
I heard $1400 for this same job, but then I live out here in the boondocks.
The first question is "Is there a noise when you hit the Slide switch?" If not, I would consider the possibility that the Slide switch itself is simply not working. That (and the associated relay) would be first on my list of things to check, and I don't believe access to either of these things requires complete disassembly of the moonroof. (This is in keeping with my philosophy of "Check the cheap stuff first.")
Now, if you do hear some activity, then they may be right, and they may indeed have to perform this invasive surgery to set everything straight.
May 13, 2001 (3:02 pm)
I don't have a Mazda but you seem to have a good general knowledge of cars. My question is in regards to my 86 Toyota Camry's windshield wiper mechanism. Every control works (i.e. mist, slow-wipe, and fast-wipe). Everything works except the intermittent mode. How could one out of four modes be isolated and not function, while the others do? I'm baffled with this mystery and your comment is greatly appreciated.
May 13, 2001 (5:22 pm)
Not my specialty, but here's my reasoning:
Each of those other three is a discrete switch position. Intermittent operation, as I understand it, requires not only a switch position but also a variable resistor of some sort to adjust the time between wipes. This is similar to the climate-control blower which, if its resistor goes, will blow at only one speed: high - which happened to me on the one and only Toyota I owned. ('75 Celica, for the historians.) Not a difficult fix, except perhaps for part access (if this thing is buried in the steering column).
#490 of 2547 Mazda MPV (answer to Mark #472)
May 13, 2001 (9:27 pm)
Mark , I hope it is not to late. hopefully you did not trade in your MPG. Contact A lemon Law attorney, Feel free to contact me for any information on how I went about the law suit. I have never sued anyone before . Honestly It is not right for you to take a loss . I also know of an attorney who handles consumer fraud. Now I am in debt by $3,00.00 on my 626 the transmittion went out, one week later the cat. convertor is going out! another lemon. contact me sbeasilcom.com.
#491 of 2547 !993 Mazda 626 DX - The infamous tick
May 14, 2001 (9:57 am)
Just wondering about the engine tick mentioned here so often. Bought my 626 3 yrs. back for 4K at an auction. At the time I heard the ticking sound and got kind of nervous but almost 90,000 miles later have learned to live with it.
Is the only way to remedy this ticking problem is change the oil filter and synthetic oil ? is there anything else I can do and is this a serious problem ? One last thing - which synthetic oil should I use ? Thanx all,
#492 of 2547 Is Vehicle Speed Sensor inside the speedo?
May 14, 2001 (10:24 am)
My 1991 GT auto has become a real challenge: the engine runs fine but no matter where the shift lever is placed, the car will not move under its own power. After a few seconds, the HOLD light flashes. No strange noises or other indications, just no go. The electrical components in and on (solenoids, drum speed sensor, etc) the transmission check good according to my Mazda shop manual. After grounding the check connector the HOLD light will flash six times and then pause. I misread the book and replaced the Throttle Position Sensor $108 (ouch!) but now I realize that Code 06 points to the VSS circuit. I cleared the EC-AT's memory and tried again, twice. Same result. So I asked my friendly local Mazda dealer for a new VSS. The parts guy at first said "Huh?" and then told me "it must be inside the speedo and that costs $241."
My first question is: Can this sensor really imobilize my car like this?
Second: Could I be lucky enough to find it outside the instrument cluster or at least available separately?
I just bought this car for my wife about two months ago. She is learning to drive so I chose an older car she would not be afraid to drive. It has 117,000 miles and looks great for a ten-year-old, especially for original silver paint in Phoenix.