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Mazda 626, Sedan
#73 of 2044 1995 Mazda 626
Mar 11, 2000 (11:38 pm)
I am looking at purchasing a 1995 Mazda 626 LX that was taken as a trade-in by a non-Mazda dealer. They say that it won't go beyond 45 mph, so they are looking to get rid of it cheaply rather than trying to determine the fault. I have found a mechanic who is going to look it over. Has anyone ever had this type of problem with their 626? I have read over 200+ of the Mazda 626 posts and most of the problems mentioned seem to be transmission related. I am unsure of this car's mileage. I will have more info in a few days.
#74 of 2044 My 98 626 ES
Mar 12, 2000 (3:02 am)
My lovely 626 ES did something strange and the dealer when checked said no error codes resulted and everything is fine. What happened was when my wife was driving to work, the car just quit and she had to muscle it to the side of the road. She waited a bit and started it up and drove immediately home and was afraid to drive it.It has 30,000+ on it and I got it for her to specifcally feel comfortable on the way to work.
Now she doesn't want to drive it. Has anyone heard of anything like this. It is fully loaded and a dream to drive.
Mar 12, 2000 (12:54 pm)
It's possible that it has something to do with the security/engine immobilizer system. If it malfunctioned, it is quite possible to kill the engine. If a metal keyring is touching the metal part of the key, it will also activate the system. If there is a problem, the car-with-a-key icon above the temp gauge should stay lit. If it is lit all the time, take it in to the dealer and have them look at the security system. Even if not lit, the security system seems most likely to kill the engine and allow it to be restarted again later.
#76 of 2044 barich1
Mar 13, 2000 (4:25 pm)
thanks for your advice . I tried shorting metal to key with no results. I guess if immobilizer is that trick I am going to have to get another vehicle or my wife will be using my truck to go to work. she is now in fear of the idea that the car could shut down for no apparent reason.It could have caused a bad accident.
Mar 14, 2000 (12:07 am)
Wait, I forgot something REALLY obvious (to me, anyway, since I've had it done)! There was a recall on the '98 626s regarding the engine management computer. It would somethimes trigger an overlean condition and the engine would quit. Has your recall service been performed? It definitely fixes the problem.
Mar 14, 2000 (2:40 pm)
The 626 in other market is different than the US model.
The US likely won't get a wagon, because the Tribute (626 based, BTW) is on the way.
dan - I wouldn't buy that car until it was fixed, bargain or not.
#79 of 2044 Rearview mirror
Mar 17, 2000 (3:25 am)
Our doubleought 626 LX doesn't have all that
fancy stuff,Anthony, but at 6' I had the same
problem.See Post#65.We have 1.5K and this left
leg flexor is a blast. Thumbs Up
#80 of 2044 94 626es engine light
Mar 18, 2000 (2:57 am)
I just purchased a 94 626es w/65k for 7,000.00 & a worthless trade. I drove it twice before buying it both hwy and city for about 30 miles. It ran beautifully. Now on my way home, with ck book 7k lighter the engine light comes on.
Has anyone heard of specific engine problems. I assume since it ran fine that perhaps it's some type of electrical or hopefully!!! just a problem with the warning light itself? It didn't come on until after the car idled for 5 min in a parking lot and then went off a few minutes after driving again, I hadn't noticed that it had come on at first.
Any ideas? Thankx
#81 of 2044 '96 626 LX idle
Mar 20, 2000 (9:33 pm)
I bought my '96 626 LX 4 cyl AT used with 48k miles last year. After I forgot the lights on and the battery went dead, I started having idle problems and took the car to the local dealer. I now know that codes had been erased, but those people told me that the idle air control valve was bad and that it would cost me more than 900$ to have it fixed. Not convinced and scared, I looked for a second opinion. In the mean time those people at Mazda had restored the codes and the car was already driving better. Other mechanics diagnosed air intake leaks and/or vacuum leaks. All attempts to fix the problem have failed, including the replacement of the IAC valve. The idle sounds rough, specially during cooler days, and is sensitive to any electric load, even a simple turning signal makes it shift up and down! Has anyone had this kind of problem and found out a solution?
#82 of 2044 2000 Mazda 626 LX 4cyl
Mar 21, 2000 (3:14 pm)
I just purchased a brand new 626LX 4cyl 5spd. I think this car has a very noisy engine. It seems to run at almost 3500rpm at 75mph in 5th gear. Is anyone else noticing this type of problem? Is sure is much noiser than camary or accords!