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#3 of 71 Mazda 626 LX 4 Cyl Auto Transmission Question
Feb 16, 2007 (4:37 am)
I think my auto transmission is shot on my 1998 Mazda 626 LX with 163,000 miles on it. I did replace a Speed Sensor and a Velocity Sensor about 5,000 & 10,000 miles ago when I thought I was having transmission problems at that time....but the sensor replacements made my problems disappear. Other than the transmission the car is in great shape, inside & out. Is it worth putting a junk yard transmission into it for $1,200 or having a rebuilt transmission for around $2,000 put into it. I don't know how long these Mazda 626's go for mileage wise? Coincidentally, 10 days before I had transmission problems, I ran over a dead deer (it had just been hit) and I had to straddle it and it rumbled under the car. Could the deer have caused something to break in the transmission?
Any help or guidance would be apprectiated. Thanks, Rich
#4 of 71 Re: 2002 mazda 626 LX V6 [mikemichel]
May 22, 2007 (1:06 pm)
I would never buy another automatic transmission for Mazda - especially the 4 cyl. Do you know that Mazda does not even open their own transmissions - they order a used one. This shows how confident they are with their transmissions.
#5 of 71 Re: Mazda 626 LX 4 Cyl Auto Transmission Question [dickmets]
May 22, 2007 (1:09 pm)
My suggestion would be to stay away from junkyards - after paying $625 for a used one and $400 to have it installed finding out it did not work was totally frustrating. I got my $625 back - but loss the $400. Same as the diagnosis test done at Mazda last week cost me $300 instead of $79.95 as the mechanic had to do all these tests and take it out for a test drive - the hours were counted and I had to pay to find out it was the transmission - and after all that - transmission is ok - it was the Transmission Range Switch which needed to be changed. Not my month..... I am keeping it because I do not owe anything on it - but I will not put the amount of money into the car like I just did.
#6 of 71 mazda 626 won't go in reverse
May 28, 2007 (2:32 pm)
my car crapped out on me. does anyone know what would cause it to not go in reverse without having to take it to the dealership? I think the transmission filter is clogged. But everyone tells me it's a non-serviceable transmission and that I have to take it to a dealership but I don't want to pay that much. anyone have any suggestions?
#7 of 71 2000 Mazda 626 won't go into reverse
May 28, 2007 (2:35 pm)
Does anyone know what would cause it to not go into reverse? Everywhere I call says it's a non-serviceable transmission and that I have to take it to a transmission shop. If anyone knows how I could fix it without going to the dealer or a shop, please let me know.
#8 of 71 Re: mazda 626 won't go in reverse [ashleydw85]
Jul 24, 2007 (10:50 am)
well what what i seen in my time as having one is reverse is a gear and sometimes gears are worn. i have seen people just drive frontwards because of it to keep from buying another transmission.
Jul 24, 2007 (10:51 am)
i have a problem my over drive light comes on and off but i fixed the wirering the first time and it worked. but no when it gets hot it starts to slip .
#10 of 71 Re: Mazda 626 LX 4 Cyl Auto Transmission Question [misticmind]
Aug 16, 2007 (11:41 am)
Wow sounds like what I have thanks for sharing with the group,
How much was the Transmission Range Switch?
#11 of 71 Re: 2002 mazda 626 LX V6 [misticmind]
Oct 06, 2007 (8:10 pm)
The right thing to buy in these cars is a manual transmission. The one in my '99 ES V6 has been absolutely bulletproof - still performing like new at 176k miles.
#12 of 71 Re: 2002 mazda 626 LX V6 [mikemichel]
Oct 21, 2007 (11:30 pm)
do not do it we have a 2000 626 transmission went out before 60;000 miles