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Mazda 626, Sedan
May 24, 2002 (2:07 pm)
do the belts last that long
May 24, 2002 (6:02 pm)
question.the information I gave came from the 97 Mazda shop manual. Perhaps a call to Mazda USA ?
#6 of 10 I would change at 60K
May 31, 2002 (8:51 am)
Now I admit to a bias here. I have a Mechanic who worked on Mazdas for 20 years before setting up an independent shop. When I asked him about this issue he clearly recommended only the 60K interval. While the engine is non-interference he has seen engines destroyed when the belt broke at high speeds. $300 vs at least $3000, and probably poorer performance after the overhaul. No question to me.
I find it funny that the Gods in legislatures believe that they can change reality simply by mandating it. Leave auto maintenence to the professionals and the free market.
#7 of 10 sikhanda
May 31, 2002 (5:15 pm)
Which engine do you have? The 4 cyl is interference , the V6 is non-interference.
#8 of 10 I'd also change at 60k
May 31, 2002 (5:41 pm)
The belts can last much longer than this, but if you don't change it you'll get paranoid worrying whether you should have every time you take the car on the road.
#10 of 10 95 mazda 626 rack and pinion
Jun 17, 2002 (5:25 am)
Can somebody help me out.
I have 95 mazda 626- 6 cyl. with 152k miles,it is leaking power steering fluid on driver side, it looks like it's coming from the rack and pinion suspension.Can some how be fixed or do i need to replace the whole rack.( auto zone $253 + 3 to 400 for installation) dealer said they want over a $1000 for part and installation
I would apprecciate any input