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Mazda 626, Sedan
#2025 of 2044 Re: Going rate for 30k service? [backy]
Sep 28, 2010 (5:44 pm)
I got to this late, since I lost my 626 to a wayward deer some years back, but as I remember, 30k service ran pretty close to $400 at the local Mazda store.
#2026 of 2044 Re: Going rate for 30k service? [windowphobe6]
Sep 28, 2010 (6:42 pm)
Well, late, yes, but that's the going rate it seems. Unfortunately, turned out the car needed a LOT more than the 30k service. About $1500 worth, total. Just a reminder that many things can wear out on a car that's 10 years old with 115k miles on it. Hopefully that will be it except maybe an oil change until I turn over the title to my son when he graduates from college in December. Then HE can keep it up... or sell it, his choice.
#2027 of 2044 Re: my '99 Mazda 626 ES V6 update [chuck1919]
Dec 26, 2010 (7:54 pm)
Almost a year later, now at 279,000 miles and another A/C compressor due to failed clutch bearing. Just replaced clutch master and slave cylinders and rebuilt the rear brake calipers (fluid seepage due to a deteriorated O ring.) The engine runs superb still. No other problems.
#2028 of 2044 Re: [ateixeira]
Jan 14, 2011 (10:44 pm)
I didn't have the time to replace my starter so I had a stupid mechanic do it for me and he cut the wire in the process making my light constantly blink.
#2029 of 2044 Farewell
Apr 18, 2011 (5:39 am)
This will be my last post in the 626 discussions, as my 2000 ES has left the family fleet. I gave it to my oldest son as a college graduation present a couple of months ago, and he just sold it and bought a 2007 Accord SE. So now he gets to have the fun of a car payment. He got $3100 in a private party sale, which I thought was quite good considering the car has a damaged front bumper and hood and a tear on the back seat. Otherwise though it was in good shape and had all maintenance up to date, and ran well except the 2.0 engine was never very smooth. My son got rid of the car mainly because he was afraid the AT would go any day. I installed the transmission cooler when I bought it in January 2006, at the recommendation of the dealer, and changed the fluid every 15k miles (over 2 years time for us), and never had any trouble with it except when the cooler sprung a leak in a line
a few months ago and had to be replaced.
So it was a good car for us for over five years, although it cost more than I'd like in maintenance/repairs. I always liked the handling. I hope the new owner gets a lot of use out of it.
#2030 of 2044 Rocker Cover Gasket Leaking
May 18, 2011 (3:22 pm)
Hi Guys, I have a mazda 626 LX 1999 model. Last week I went to a mechanic for oil change and he told me that my car's Rocker Cover Gasket is leaking and is a fire hazard. I didn't ask him to change because it looks like selling a problem when it is not there.
Can you guys please tell me what is Rocker Cover Gasket and how can I confirm if it is leaking and is it really an issue if not replaced.
#2031 of 2044 1993 Mazda 626..HELP!!
May 23, 2011 (9:57 am)
My 93 Mazda 626 was flashing a hold button so I had 2 speed sensors changed..while in shop the mechanic fried my brain box and fuse box so I found used ones to replace..the motor was changed to a probe before I bought it and now the car's RPMs accelerate when in drive or park randomly which then makes the car sputter or cut off..I cannot find any shop in my area who works on Mazda near Hammond, IN...HELP!!
#2032 of 2044 Re: Rocker Cover Gasket Leaking [saeedabidi]
Jun 07, 2011 (10:54 am)
Also known as a valve cover gasket, it commonly starts leaking oil after about 100k miles. If you have a 4 cylinder car, it is not hard to replace. The gasket is rather expensive because you also need to replace rubber grommets that go under the bolts. Typically they come with a valve cover gasket if you buy a set from FelPro (old by Advance Discount, NAPA, etc). The copst for a 4 cylinder car shoudl be about $ 40 for the gasket and the gromments. The V6 set is about $ 85.
The biggest problem with a leaky valve cover gasket is that the oil will eventually leak into the spark plug wells and flow into spark plug wire boots and cuase engine miss.
I just got done replacing the timing belt, tensioner, idler pulleys, water pump, cam and front crank oil seals, camshaft end plugs, valve cover gaskets, timing belt covers(old ones cracked at mounting tabs with age and heat) , spark plugs, plug wires, and coolant overflow bottle (4th on this car) on my 1999 ES V6. To replace the rear valve cover gasket on my car, you must remove the intake manifold, which makes this a very tedious repair. I did the work myself. I had a leaky rear valve cover gasket and timing belt was due in 10k miles anyway. I have 292,000 miles on the car now.
#2033 of 2044 Re: Rocker Cover Gasket Leaking [p100]
Jun 22, 2011 (1:26 pm)
Thank u so much for the advice....it worked!!! no more miss....I still smell oil and my engine light is still on but other than that the car drives fine...Thanks again for all ur help!!!!
#2034 of 2044 Re: Rocker Cover Gasket Leaking [mazdamad40]
Jul 21, 2011 (6:35 pm)
I am glad you got it fixed. I hit 300,000 miles tonight in my 1999 Mazda 626 V6! That says something about longevity of this car. Mine has a 5 speed manual transmission. Both engine and transmission are original and have not been rebuilt to date.