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Mazda 626, Sedan
Jan 28, 2002 (6:57 am)
'New to this board. I crashed my 97 Protoge last week and after some hurried shopping wound up with a 626 rental return with 10,000 miles for $12,900. It's an LX 4 cyl automatic. Pretty basic. A little underpowered but I prefer the better mileage. I'd have bought a 5 spd. but couldn't find one. I'm looking for a few accessories. Has anyone tried the Mazda Discount parts website? I ordered winter flloor mats from Mats4less.com. I still need some mud guards and am wondering if any one makes a bug shield. Any help would be appreciated!
Jan 28, 2002 (8:47 am)
10k miles for $12,900? Wow, nice deal.
#1024 of 2044 Transmission Gone!
Feb 05, 2002 (6:01 am)
2001 626LX 4 Cyl w/ automatic with 21,500 miles.
Exactly one year old (yesterday).
Started shifting funny this morning on the way to work. When I got to work, (25 mile trip) I put the transmission into park and the O/D light started flashing. Now I have no reverse, it "slips" like crazy in all forward grears and the O/D flashes. I had hoped all the Ford transmission problems had been worked out by now, guess not.
#1026 of 2044 Transmission???
Feb 05, 2002 (9:34 am)
Wow! What a downer! And only 21000 miles. At least it's under warranty. Keep up posted on whether they replaced the whole transmission or it is just a sensor or something. -Luther
Feb 05, 2002 (2:14 pm)
I put in a bottle of some fuel injector cleaner a couple days ago when I filled up, but since Monday (put it in on Saturday), the car has been really loud. And I noticed it hisses loud and just plain sounds like hell. It's like the exhaust fell off or something lol. Is it uh normal for the fuel injector cleaner to do that?
Feb 06, 2002 (7:51 am)
The cleaner may have dislodged some sludge in the engine, so maybe it's coughing it up now. Wait another tank or two to see if it goes away.
Bummer about the tranny. I hope Mazda uses the Jatco 5 speed auto from the MPV for the next Mazda 6 instead of the CD4E.
Feb 06, 2002 (11:56 am)
Yah it really sounds like hell now. Maybe it's just a coincidence and the exhaust decide to go to hell all of a sudden. Its weird though, cause the service reciepts I got show new exhaust/work on it in 96, 98, and in 2001.
I think I can take it to the place that worked on it last and they'll quickly take a look at it just to see if anythings wrong for free.
Feb 06, 2002 (12:38 pm)
It's worth checking.
#1031 of 2044 My new car....
Feb 07, 2002 (4:37 pm)
Hi guys. I just purchased a 95 Mazda 626ES w/ 115,000 miles and a new transmission. I have already replaced the tires(put on 195/70 r14), new fuel lines, and brakes. The car rides very nicely except for one problem. It shakes high speeds and hesistates when accelerating. But the car itself is in great condition for its age. Any tips or pointers any of you can offer? It would be much appreciated.