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Mazda 626, Sedan
#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?
#1897 of 2044 Should I buy a used 2002 Mazda 626 with 65k miles on it
Dec 30, 2005 (3:45 pm)
Seems like mazda 626's aren't the apple of eyes to many. I have a deal of a used 2002 Mazda 626 with 65k miles to buy. After reading the posts, I am worried if I should spend my scholarship savings on this car. I have to make a careful investment so kindly suggest me if I should look out for other brands (toyota, honda etc.).
Thanks in advance,
#1898 of 2044 Re: Should I buy a used 2002 Mazda 626 with 65k miles on it [dsut]
Dec 31, 2005 (6:44 pm)
Which motor is it? Is it the automatic? If it's the 4 cylinder-it's got a Ford CD4E auto transmission and known not to be too reliable. If it's the 6 cylinder motor-it has a Mazda designed transaxle that is very good. If it's a manual transmission-your OK as well. I have 75K on a 626 ES V6. Fully loaded except for ABS. It's got the Bose stereo, sunroof, leather, nice wheels etc. I purchased slightly used with 5,000 miles on it in the end of '01. I recently had the most expensive repair to date. Both the axles needed replacement. It was $300.00 and that was a deal. I have been told by two mechanics that parts are more expensive than some BMWs....
#1899 of 2044 69K on a DoubleOught 5spd 4cyl
Dec 31, 2005 (10:12 pm)
Love this combination and have done only preventive stuff.
#1900 of 2044 looking for a mazda 626 lx year 2000 for parts
Jan 01, 2006 (12:17 pm)
i am looking for a mazda 626 lx year could be between 1998 and 2002. i am in need of the front passenger door for this car.
the original color is dark green, almost black in the night. if not the original color a matching door will do.
My car is a year 2000.
#1901 of 2044 Re: looking for a mazda 626 lx year 2000 for parts [mariko11]
Jan 01, 2006 (12:18 pm)
i replied to myself. The color code is 11j or dark green
#1902 of 2044 The actual NAME
Jan 02, 2006 (8:27 pm)
Mazda called our dark-green that year "Freeport"!?!