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#1932 of 2044 Re: mazda 626 1997 2.0L, check engine light on, code 0171 [p100]
Apr 17, 2006 (5:05 pm)
Thank you very much.
I cleared the CEL before I went to the garage for emission test. The readings are all in very good range, much below the limit. so I got the sticker renewed. but after a few km later, CEL came up again.
I will read the book and try to clean them.
also, last time, I used electronic cleaner to clean MAF sensor. today I just bought a Carb cleaner and will try to clean the sensor again.
#1933 of 2044 Pls bear with - dumb blond 626 question
Apr 26, 2006 (1:30 pm)
Hey, guys! I have a big problem with my much-driven, much-loved '84 626. The carb squirts major amounts of gas up into the air cleaner, and it's all wet inside. She wants to run, but there's so much gas, I have to hold the pedal down all the way to even make it start. It kind of runs, but not very good. Anybody got any ideas?
#1934 of 2044 1997 Mazda 626 - engine heats up and shuts off - URGENT HELP!!!
May 23, 2006 (6:51 pm)
I bought a second hand 1997 Mazda 626 V4 automatic 3 weeks back with 93K miles on it. The engine was doing fine until last week when the engine started to heat up all of a sudden and stopped in the middle of the road. I got it towed to the nearest Mazda dealer. He took a week to diagonize and told me that the compressor is bad and would cost a lot to repair it. So he suggested on changing the engine itself for $2600($900 engine[85K miles] + $1700 labor). Before this problem there was a lot of vibration in the engine during drive (D) and would come down a bit when in N or P. I do not know the cause for that! Can this be one of the reasons for the engine to heat fast and stop abruptly? Is there any other reason for the engine to heat up so fast and stall? Should I get the engine replaced or take it to any other local mechanic? I am student and can't afford to spend a lot on the car right now. Can anyone suggest what needs to be done?
Any replies will be greatly appreciated.
#1935 of 2044 Mazda 626 Idle overheating problems
May 29, 2006 (5:13 pm)
I have a 2001 Mazda 626 ES. I love the car but recently in hot weather when in stopped traffic or idling the temp. gauge reads hot and the A/C blows hot air. As soon as traffic starts moving everything goes back to normal. We got the AC relay switch changed out but it hasn't seemed to work. Only happens in hot weather. Any ideas?
#1936 of 2044 Re: Mazda 626 Idle overheating problems [hilby6]
May 30, 2006 (8:45 pm)
Does the cooling fan work? I am assuming it runs only on-demand. I had this kind of problem once with a Civic, and it was traced to an inoperative cooling fan.
#1937 of 2044 Did you celebrate 626 Day?
Jun 04, 2006 (4:20 pm)
Hope you all had a good 626 Day last Friday. That was the only 626 Day of the millenium--that is, 6-2-6, or June 2, 2006.
How did you celebrate it? Did you do something special for your 626? Wash it, maybe? Or take it for a drive?
Sorry to say I did none of these. I did fix its rattle in the back (sway bar bushings), but that was it. My son drove it to school, so I didn't even drive the car on Friday. It was pretty clean already, and rain was predicted for the weekend, so I didn't wash it. (The rain never came.)
#1938 of 2044 Speakers brand BOSE for Mazda
Jun 07, 2006 (12:18 pm)
who knows about speakers brand BOSE for Mazda 626 year 1997?
#1939 of 2044 Watch those side mirrors!
Jun 09, 2006 (11:22 am)
Avoid breaking the side mirrors on a '98-'02 626! My son didn't watch out when backing out of the garage and knocked the driver's mirror off. Cost to replace it, including painting, is $418. Painting is about $100. I thought about doing it myself but decided to let them do it. I tried gluing it back on with epoxy but it didn't hold.
#1940 of 2044 Re: Watch those side mirrors! [backy]
Jun 09, 2006 (12:32 pm)
Glad you reminded me - I almost broke my mirror off (and almost cracked my hip too) when I accidentally bumped into it on my 99 Mazda shortly after getting the car. My '92 Protege had folding outside mirrors. This user friendly feature has simply been eliminated on my 99 626 which has FIXED side mirrors. No doubt another "improvement" forced upon Mazda by Ford. I noticed that folding mirrors have been eliminated on a lot of Ford passenger cars too.
I never noticed that they put fixed mirrors on the 626 when I test drove it before buying. If I did, I would not have bought the car.
#1941 of 2044 Re: Watch those side mirrors! [p100]
Jun 09, 2006 (1:33 pm)
Yeah, it is not a positive trend. More and more mid-sized cars (e.g. new Camry and Sonata) have fixed side mirrors and in some cases no side moldings to protect from dings, all to cut costs. The automakers don't care--they don't have to replace the mirrors and fix the dings!