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#1887 of 2044 Transmission not engaging.
Oct 19, 2005 (9:03 am)
I have a 1999 Mazda 626 LX automatic trans with 97,000 miles. I've changed the transmission fluid about 9,000 miles ago. After starting the engine I can move the gear shifter but the trans does not engage. Since the shifter seemed rather loose while going through the gears, I removed the housing surrounding it to check the cable. I noticed that both cables were connected and moved as I shifted. I'm unsure how to identify the same cable under the hood as I think this may be my problem. Any suggestions, am I on the right track?
#1888 of 2044 Re: $3400 and it still won't start!! [madmom2]
Oct 20, 2005 (7:13 am)
My girlfriend is having the same problem with her 2000 626. It's like, everytime she drives home from work and then turns it off and tries to turn it back on again, it won't start. Then in about 15 to 20 minutes when the engine cools down a little, it starts.
Please let me know if you find an answer to this problem. I may try to replace the starter and the ignition like the other post says if nothing else.
#1889 of 2044 Re: Old radiator fluid [qbrozen]
Oct 20, 2005 (11:11 am)
Thanks for the reply!
Anyone know about cleaning fuel injectors??? 99' 626
#1890 of 2044 Re: $3400 and it still won't start!! [carbon15pistll]
Oct 20, 2005 (11:32 am)
One other thing to consider is the battery cables. I know this sounds obvious. But again it is something that mechanics sometimes miss. If your cable ends are loose or extremely corroded you can intermitantly lose charge for, what seems, no reason at all. I've replaced the positive cable contact on three cars already!
Hope this helps!!!
#1891 of 2044 Re: Just got a Mazda 626 ES - Questions - Timing belt, Computer codes, etc... [simplesimon]
Oct 26, 2005 (4:58 am)
I've been doing similar research for my 626. Here's what I've found.
"Can anyone suggest an automatic transmission cooler? Any preferred mounting location on this car?"
For an automatic, a transmission cooler kit would be a very big benefit. The one most commonly used is the Hayden 404, and can be purchased for ~$40 at your local Pep Boys. I've heard they're pretty easy to install.
"My power antenna grinds when coming down. Is there a "quick fix" or "lube" that I can do? It does not appear to be bent. I have disconnected the power to it to save wear on the gears."
Definitely grease that puppy. That's the way they come from the factory. Again, do research to find out which lube is best.
#1892 of 2044 Re: parts question [james_andrea]
Oct 26, 2005 (6:47 am)
They are exactly the same, down to the nuts and bolts!
#1893 of 2044 Re: $3400 and it still won't start!! [madcrasher]
Nov 04, 2005 (6:58 am)
Woke up this morning and her battery was dead. We could roll up the windows, but the stereo wouldn't start and the engine wouldn't turn over. I jumped her off and we drove to get a new battery. On the way to the store her transmission started shifting rough and almost died at a stop light or two. We replaced the battery with a new one and the car runs great. Amazing, it even shifts like new now.
I guess it hasn't been long enough to know if the car is going to give us anymore trouble starting, but it seems good for now.
Hope you get that 626 fixed "Mad Mom" and thanks for the help madcrasher.
#1894 of 2044 1999 626 V6 cooling fan motor
Dec 13, 2005 (6:58 pm)
The radiator cooling fan motor recently died on my 99 626 V6. There are two electric fans in front of the radiator - one is called the radiator fan, the other the condenser fan (for A/C condenser cooling). Both of them come on when the A/C is on and the engine is running. I could not believe the prices of replacement fans from Mazda! One complete fan is about $ 320 and if you just buy the motor for one, it will cost you over $ 200! These two fans have completely different motors, and for the condenser fan, there is also a different part number for automatic or manual transmission V6 car. And different part numbers for the 4 cylinder car version too. The best price on the radiator fan motor I could find was from Albany Mazda (Albany, Georgia) by mail order and it was about $ 158 including shipping.
Advice: When your electric cooling fan quits running, disconnect the fan motor connector and then apply 12V battery power directly to the connector terminals by using two leads with alligator clips. If the motor is good, the fan wil run. Then your problem is probably the fan rellay. Each fan has its own relay and they are located in the engine compartment.
Dec 14, 2005 (3:46 pm)
I bought a second-hand 2000 626 LS-V6 this summer and fell in love immediately. My biggest problem is that I do not have an owner's manual. My dealership (Honda) did not tell me until a month after that they couldn't order one for me. The nearest Mazda dealership (50 miles away) couldn't help me over the phone and suggested I stop by to be helped. Even though my dealer said he'd reimburse me for the manual price, it really irks me that it's so inconvenient. Does anyone know a better way of getting a manual?
Also, I've read the keyless entry remote posts on the message board and I'm very excited. The dealer told me he would order the remotes for me, but again, he conveniently could not. I have looked at a couple on ebay. Should I spring extra for a Mazda 626 remote or just buy a standard remote?
Thanks very much in advance!
#1896 of 2044 98 626 4 cyl Needs O2 Sensor
Dec 28, 2005 (8:26 pm)
The check engine light came on at 56k miles. Went to autozone and they said it was a po133 code which was probably an oxygen sensor. They sold me a bosch 15730 O2 sensor and told me to replace the sensor between the engine and the catalytic converter. Is this the sensor located on the exhaust manifold on the front of the engine? Any advice on replacing the sensor? Do I need to disconnect the battery after changing the sensor to clear the codes?