Last post on Jan 28, 2013 at 2:40 PM
You are in the Mazda 626
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#62 of 71 Re: need help [connelly1132]
May 11, 2010 (4:48 pm)
Hi Connelly 1132
As you know if you have been reading these forums there are some really serious issues relating to these transmissions..Personally I think ford should be held responsible for this piece of junk. But unfortunately that is not the case..I think you may have introduced some dirt into the tranny...They are not filtered..See if you can get it warmed up ... pull the drain plug and put in 3 and one half quarts of Mercon 3 fld..Don't waste your money on Mobil 1 synthetic fld. until you see if it's going to work or not..use Valvoline max life or similar..If you get any improvement at all change it again..and again..3 and one half quarts at a time..If it comes back---Doubtful--- !!! go with a a tranny fld cooler and mobil1 synthetic fld.
Hope this helps.. good luck
#63 of 71 Re: 97 626 transmission problem [eharing]
May 17, 2010 (8:14 am)
I had a similar problem with a Chevy 1500 P/U transmisssion. After rebuilding the transmission and experiencing the same problem I found the computer had dislodged from it's mount and had come to rest on the speed sensor wire, cutting a path through the insulation and send a bad signal or shorting it.
Hope this helps,
#64 of 71 Transmission Overfill
Jul 13, 2010 (4:44 pm)
I have a 97 Mazda 626 LX Auto Trans. My mechanic installed the auto tansmission I bought from a Junk Yard. He filled the trans fluid above the amout shown on the dip stick. Curently it's got too much Trans fliud. My trans problem is this.............thecar will not shift from 4th to 5th gear. Could it be the cause of the problem is too much transmission fluid????? Or might it be the speed sensor control? HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!
#65 of 71 Dear Mick236
Jul 13, 2010 (5:47 pm)
Is your 626 a 2 liter 4 cyl.? If it is ..There is three eights pipe plug in the bottom of the tranny..There is no pan or filter on it..Get it warmed up ..Pull that plug and let it drain...Refill it with 4 guarts of Mobil1 synthetic trans fld..Hopefully this will help..If it improves ..Drain it again after about 500 miles.. The capacity of that tranny is a little less than 8 qrts...If it's going to work at all ..this is the way to go..Be aware that these cars are little more than junk..When Ford bought out Mazda..These abortions are the result of that..They threw a whole bunch of ford probe parts into them. I have a 99 ..Hoping to keep it alive for another year.Then I'm getting a new malibu..Good luck !!
#66 of 71 Re: Dear Mick236 [johnr16]
Jul 18, 2010 (5:23 pm)
Thanks John I'm gonna try it and see. I failed to mention that the car ran well for the first 100 miles when the Transmission was installed, and then afterwards it started to get the O/D flashing and then it started to get stuck in 4th. If I ran it hard it would eventually go into 5th but for a short period of time; and return to 4th. Will drain out and put in the Mobil 1 Synth Trans oil.
#67 of 71 Re: mazda auto trans [saj4922]
Oct 19, 2010 (11:30 pm)
a ford probe transmission will work.
#68 of 71 98 mazada 626 lx 2.0
Oct 19, 2010 (11:35 pm)
The car will drive when cold but once it warms up it want move. I put transmission fluid
in it, I just had it rebuilt but I put it in neutral coming off a hill and I think the gears were cross, but the car stills move when cold. So, what should I do before I drop it and replace with another?
#69 of 71 '99 626 V6 Automatic : 261,000+ miles
Nov 29, 2011 (12:18 pm)
Hello, been reading about the dreaded Ford, 4-cyl tranny for Mazda. Does my V6 automatic have a filter and can it be serviced? I'd like to have the filter and fluid changed (not flushed) as it seems to possibly be slipping a little bit lately.
#70 of 71 Mazda 626 transmission, 1998, cdesantis
Nov 23, 2012 (8:33 pm)
I have a 1998 mazda 626 with an interesting issue. From what I've seen so far recently, I don't know whether its the trans, and/or the computer.
My transmission seems to be temperature sensitive with relation to the time of year (New Jersey).
This past summer, the check engine light would come on, then the o/d light would blink on and off, with the transmission reacting accordingly (no od, and I'm driving in third gear with a higher rpm). To remedy this, I'd stop (a hard brake). Then the o/d light went out - the check engine light would stay lit for a while longer before it also went out. Sometimes, I'd have to stop the car, and turn the engine off for only a few seconds to remedy this situation. This senerio played out for what it seemed to be several times a week in the summer heat.
Now that it's cold outside, the transmission seems to work better - with far fewer interuptions.
This whole senerio played out earlier today, but it was also 60 degrees outside - unusual for November.
PS original transmission / 135,000 miles
#71 of 71 Re: 2001 Mazda 626 Shifter shifts freely [julie2316]
Jan 28, 2013 (2:40 pm)
Julie2316: I know that it has been quite a while since your post , but I was wondering if you were ever able to get this fixed. A good friend of mine is a mechanic and was able to fix this problem in my Mazda with a part from Home Depot that cost $.75. Mazda was wanted me to purchase the whole gear mechanism just to fix that one plastic piece!