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Mazda 626, Sedan
#1791 of 2044 Re: Farewell to our 2000 Mazda 626 LX V6 [lewshel]
Nov 25, 2004 (9:16 am)
Our 2002 626 is a 4cyl and is a gas eater, getting no more than 22 in all around driving.The dealer did all his diagnostics and said according to his figures the car was getting 26! This is our 6th Mazda and the 2nd 626. The other was a '94 and got 29 on average with the same driver but had a 5 speed. Our two Proteges get 32 and more on the 1500 cc engine. In considering replacing one of the Proteges with another, with the same 4 and automatic that the most current 626 has, I am very, very skeptical. Sorry, Mazda, that dealer BS just does not wash, and I am off to other makes. Fairbanks Mazda in Longwood, FL is the dealer.
#1792 of 2044 Hi New Member. 2001 626 Owner
Nov 26, 2004 (12:42 pm)
Hi, new member here. I bought a 2001 626 from CarMax. Tranny died within 6 months of having it and I was able to get CarMax to pay for cost of replacement.
Anyways, we never got a manual with any service schedules in it and have 55k miles on it.
Does anybody have a list or link to things that are recommended to be replaced?
We've been doing regular oil changes and replace the trans fluid once a year, 14-18k miles.
#1793 of 2044 Response to post 1791(cherostar2):
Nov 27, 2004 (3:01 pm)
You were commenting that the transmission for the most current Protege is the same as the most current 626. I don't think its is. The 98-02 uses Ford At's doesn't it? I don't think the Protege uses a Ford AT at all. Thak god the 98 doesn't uses the same 4 cyl auto tranny that the 94-97 626's did. Those Ford AT's in the 94-97 626's still hurt Mazda to this day.
#1794 of 2044 Re: Hi New Member. 2001 626 Owner [oak_parkstock]
Nov 29, 2004 (11:41 am)
At 60K you should replace the following:
timing belt (cam and front crank seals optional)
spark plugs (use OEM platinum plugs)
spark plug leads (wires)
engine coolant (including radiator flush) - use only orange Mazda type coolant.
In addition recommend fuel injector cleaning and EGR valve circuit cleaning, as well as EGR valve inspection and cleaning. Also, have all brake pads checked for wear.
#1795 of 2044 Re: Farewell to our 2000 Mazda 626 LX V6 [cherostar2]
Nov 29, 2004 (11:51 am)
Cory Fairbanks Mazda? I almost bought a car from them, Almost, because they charge $ 650 dealer fee (preprinted on their sales form and non-negotiable) and that is ridiculous (even if they sell you a car at invoice).
BTW Mazda cars are not very fuel efficient. My 92 Protege LX with 1.8 liter DOHC 4 cylinder and 5 speed manual would only deliver 26 MPG on mid grade fuel in combined driving with A/C on. The 99 626 ES V6 with a 2.5 liter DOHC V6 and 5 speed manual is worse - I get only 23-24 MPG on premium fuel (combined MPG with A/C on). Both cars are geared really low and they both tach about 4000 RPM at 80 MPH in 5th gear. Redline is 7000 RPM in both. Low gearing is what kills the fuel economy. My 98 Nissan Maxima with 3.0 liter DOHC V6 and 5 speed manual gets 27-28 MPG in combined driving with A/C on on premium fuel. At 80 MPH the RPMs are 3200 in 5 th gear. And performance is much better than that of a 626 Mazda V6.
Nov 29, 2004 (9:03 pm)
I hope the dealer doesn't charge and arm and a leg!
#1797 of 2044 Re: Thanks P100 [oak_parkstock]
Nov 30, 2004 (10:37 am)
Except for the timing belt, you could do most of this work yourself. Instead of injector cleaning you could buy a couple of Bottles of Techron cleaner and pour it into your gas tank. Also, they recommend replacing the brake fluid every year, or at least every couple of years.
#1798 of 2044 Re: Thanks P100 [oak_parkstock]
Dec 01, 2004 (10:16 am)
is your car V6?
#1799 of 2044 Re: Thanks P100 [zoomzoom626]
Dec 01, 2004 (6:56 pm)
mine is the 4 cyclinder. I wish I had the V6.
#1800 of 2044 Re: 96 626 to Wolfie3 or anyone [macker1]
Dec 05, 2004 (4:02 pm)
did you ever gat an answer to your question? I have the same problem and traced it to the EGR Control sensor that is out of spec. I haven't replaced it yet because it is a $300 plus part from Mazda. I was hoping I could reprogram the car's computer to overcome the problem but haven't found anyting on the usbject yet that will enable me to do that. The sensor is mounted on top of the engine over the air filter to the right. It is only about 2 " by 1.5" by .5" and has one electrical connector and a vacuum tube. It takes about 5 minutes to remove.