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#540 of 2547 CEL still coming after MAF replacement
May 30, 2001 (6:32 am)
Hi Fellow Mazda Drivers:
The CEL was coming on/off so I took it to the dealer..pulled up a code of 181. and the dealer told me that MAF sensor needs to be changed.
so I took my car to a nearby Auto Service center and got the MAF sensor changed. It cost me around 225 $. But even now the MAF sensor is coming up sometimes although less often.
FYI, I have a 1994 Mazda 626 LX V4,auto, 93000 miles
Do u guys think that 02 Sensors have gone bad as well. Please advise.
#541 of 2547 Is it the same code?
May 30, 2001 (8:51 am)
I mean, oxygen sensors can and do go bad on these cars, but they don't generate the same codes in the CEL. You'll need to have the new code pulled to see what's up.
May 30, 2001 (6:21 pm)
I trashed ( and I mean trashed ) the stock Bridgestones on my 99 ES-V6 at 17000 miles, they were garbage. I stayed w/ the same size but switched to Yokohamas like my MX-6 had, & am quite pleased. I haven't made them chirp once, & they have good traction in the rain too. I got the AVID V4. Those Bridgestones also hydroplanned all over the place. I got the Yokos off of Tire Rack & had them shipped to the dealer - saved me tones of $$. Do yourself a favor & get those pieces of crap off your car.
#543 of 2547 Well, if they're that bad...
May 30, 2001 (7:35 pm)
....they won't last much longer anyway.
I'll keep the Yokos in mind.
#544 of 2547 Engine Light
May 31, 2001 (5:04 am)
on my 95 626 (70,000 miles) comes on when I rev higher than 2800 rpm. Performance does not seem to be affected. Could it be the O2 sensor or would bag plug wires or rotor cap be causing it? Is it an expensive fix?
I'm a novice and aside from a basic automotives course in college, don't know much. Please excuse my ignorance. Thank you.
May 31, 2001 (8:38 am)
Wow. Did you have the RE-92s? (i think that's the number).
I figure I'll have to replace them after the summer, but I've got 38,000 on mine. I've loved them. I may even get another set. When I can take a relatively sharp onramp at 50 and barely get a squeak out of my tires (while my passengers are making more noise than that), I'm fairly impressed. Do I impress too easily?
May 31, 2001 (4:52 pm)
At 70k, you're probably due for an oxygen sensor, but then plug wires seem to get flaky around this time too. First have the codes pulled (an idea whose time has come), and see if they identify the offending component. None of these is particularly expensive, though as a general rule, college kids really can't afford anything anyway. (Like I should talk.)
#547 of 2547 A water pump dilemma ??
Jun 01, 2001 (5:41 am)
Thanks for the info. on my last post. I had another question. My 626 is approaching 175,000 miles and the last time I replaced the timing belt was at 112,000. My question was: Should I replace the water pump along with the timing belt this time becoz the last time I changed the water pump was less than 2 yrs. ago (whenI last changed the timing belt) ?
So it just seems like a waste of money to do it again so soon. Also would anyone happen to know how much I should pay for a used passenger side door for a 1993 626 ? Thanks again,
P.S. Love this car.
#548 of 2547 Replacing the water pump
Jun 01, 2001 (3:06 pm)
Water-pump life on these cars is usually quite a bit greater than 63k; unless you have some reason to think it's ready to spew through its weep hole or something, save your money for now and replace it at your 230k timing-belt change. (And if it goes bad before that, then change both pump and timing belt.)
#549 of 2547 problems for 93 Mazda 626 LX ??
Jun 01, 2001 (7:17 pm)
I want to buy a 93 Mazda 626 LX (76k)at 4K .I just wonder if someone can tell me what general problems I should look for and is it good deal?