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Mazda 626, Sedan
#54 of 2547 Transmissions in brief
Jun 18, 2000 (3:18 pm)
626 (four-cylinder) - '87-'93 - Mazda G4A-EL
626 (four-cylinder) - '94-up - Ford CD4E
626 (V6) - all - Mazda G4A-EL
Millenia (base) - Mazda G4A-EL
Millenia S - Jatco JF403E (Nissan RE4F04A)
The current (F) version of the G4A-EL appeared first in '93.
The peak years for CD4E problems were '94 through '97. (Ford redesigned the pump plate and gasket in late 1996, and the coast/forward clutch assembly in early 1998, addressing two major problem areas.)
#55 of 2547 mazda alloy wheels
Jun 18, 2000 (5:22 pm)
Mazda 626 LX
Has anyone changed from 14" wheels to 15" wheels?
The 15" alloy wheels are available and the 14"
alloys are not.
#56 of 2547 Madza transmission
Jun 22, 2000 (5:54 pm)
I have a 1996 madza 626 LX. My transmission has already gone out in it. I have only 85K miles on it. I have talked to several different previous Madza 626 owners and there is a history of transmission problems with there product. I believe they make transmissions for probes and there is a history problem there also.
#57 of 2547 Matria
Jun 22, 2000 (5:56 pm)
My advice to you is to steer clear of Madza until they provide a better product. There is an obvious history of transmission troubles.
Jun 22, 2000 (7:56 pm)
I have a 1999 LX V6. I have put 16,000 miles on and so far so good. From my understanding, there is a problem with the tranny on the 4 cycl. It is made by ford and not very reliable on the 93-98 models. The V6 tranny and engine is made by mazda and I have not seen too many people having trouble with it. I have the auto and am happy with it. Of course the 5 speed for either engine is good.
#59 of 2547 I guess I'll stick to Toyotas
Jun 25, 2000 (4:55 pm)
My neighbor has a 1998 Mazda 626 with 50k miles for sale for about $9k and I have a 1991 Toyota Camry that has 105k miles that I bought used in 1995 for $10k. It has been a great, dependable car with only repairs due to wear & tear -- and not much of that.
I thought I'd do some browsing to see what owners have to say about the Mazda, and it sounds like the transmissions haven't been very dependable.
My son has a Ford that has lived up to its initials Fix Or Repair Daily and if the Mazda has a Ford transmission, I'd avoid it like the plague.
I appreciate greatly the candor and honesty of those who have made entries on this message board.
I think I'll stick to Toyotas.
#60 of 2547 626 Transmission oil change
Jun 28, 2000 (9:48 pm)
I just got off the phone with our local Mazda Dealer. I have a 99 LX V6 and was asking about tranny oil change. The service department said they recommended not changing the oil - - ever. I asked them about the problems they have had with the 4 cyc. and she said there was a problem with the 94-97 4 cyc tranny. However, she said they have rarely had a problem with the 6 cyc tranny and that it was "gold" and I am quoting. I have a decent amount of respect for this dealership but, has anyone else heard this. I know the owners man. does not talk about an tranny oil change.
#61 of 2547 Reprogramming keyless entry remote
Jun 28, 2000 (11:26 pm)
I have a 97 Mazda 626 LX. I just bought an extra keyless entry remote off ebay for cheap and need to know how to reprogram it. Does anyone know how this is done? It's different on different cars. Do I turn the ignition key X amount of times in x amt of seconds? Any help would be great!
Jun 29, 2000 (1:15 am)
Sounds like pyrite to me. I'm guessing that the dealer is just following Mazda's lead, or lack thereof. The dealer who looks after my 626 thinks otherwise. They did say that if you've let it go for 100,000 miles, there's not much point in changing it at that point, but the Recommended Service booklet they hand out with all new cars calls for a fluid change at the 30k mark.
I guess I'm one of the fortunate ones - I got one of the last four-bangers with the V6-version tranny.
#63 of 2547 Mazda 626 rack and pinion leak, help!
Jul 07, 2000 (10:51 pm)
Looking for information regarding rack and pinion
leakage. We own a 96 Mazda 626, it currently has
73,000 miles. We noticed the power steering fluid
has been low. Brought it in to our mechanic. He
states the leakage is from the rack and pinion
unit. It's seems odd to me that a 4 year old
vehicle should have such an issue. Has anyone run
into this issue before and does the rack and
unit have a specific warranty period? Any info
would be greatly appreciated.