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#58 of 80 Re: 1999 Mazda 626 transmission problem [ggv]
May 05, 2010 (8:28 pm)
As I said before, I would avoid "power flushing" the tranny, as that can make make the situation worse (As the type of service that say Jiffy Lube might sell). The are willing to sell you anything, but beware that they have you sign a release that they will not be held responsible for any damage.
I would recommend doing a manual flush. This is a lot easier on your tranny.
Search the internet for "How do I change the fluid in my CD4E?" for more details on doing a "MANUAL" flush of the tranny. It must be a Manual Flush to reduce stirring up the sludge and clogging the fillter (which is a simple screen).
It may or may not solve your problem. If you do this a few quarts at a time, the fresh tranny fluid will flush out some of the sludge, which may result in the tranny shifting better.
I would recommend doing a little extra research why the car will not go above 30, be it a clog or a stuck valve.
PS. If you are running the standard tranny fluid, you will find it is a lot cheaper to clean it with the original fluid, and once the tranny starts working properly, switch to a synsethtic fluid.
#59 of 80 Re: 1999 Mazda 626 transmission problem [ggv]
May 06, 2010 (3:38 am)
kfpla is correct, but I would add that I think your tranny has had it . It may come back to life again..Here is what I would try..buy 4 quarts of Mobil 1 synthentic fluid..There is no pan on this tranny but there is a drain plug.Warm it up ,pull the plug and drain the fld. Put 3 and a half quarts in and run it for a while. If it improves at all do it again after you get 100 or so miles on it.This is pricey,Mobil 1 synthetic is about 9 bucks a quart..but it's a lot cheaper than a rebuild..In my opinion these cars aren't worth putting a new tranny in..Poor mileage and underpowered..I have been pretty lucky with mine..I drove it cross country last fall from the west coast to eastern ohio with the check engine light on and the O D light flashing all the way..I started to have some problems so I went with the Mobil 1 ...changed a total of 3 times.. now it seems to be performing pretty well, I'm not putting any more money into it.. going to get rid of it as soon as possible..
#60 of 80 2 liter timing belt
May 11, 2010 (9:06 am)
I'm wondering what to expect with the timing belt on my 99 2 liter 626..I bought the car used with 92 K on it ..the car has been very well taken care of.and I'm assuming that the timing belt has been changed..I am the second owner..Got a carfax on it but can't find any service records..just now turning 100 K ..the manuel recommends changing at 60 K..I hate to take it to a dealer and spend 500 bucks if I don't need to..Anyone have any answers about how long these belts are actually good for..?? Thanks
May 11, 2010 (2:49 pm)
i just put in a transmission rebuilt kit ran fine for two weeks now i dont have any drive gears but all other gears engine light came on and o/d light is blinking sometimes i have first and when i have drive i cn only go 2-5 miles an hr. then stops working please give me any tips couple people told me to buy a new transmission and some told me its something electrical
#62 of 80 Re: need help [connelly1132]
May 11, 2010 (3:48 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 80 Re: 97 626 transmission problem [eharing]
May 17, 2010 (7:14 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 80 Transmission Overfill
Jul 13, 2010 (3:44 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 80 Dear Mick236
Jul 13, 2010 (4:47 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 80 Re: Dear Mick236 [johnr16]
Jul 18, 2010 (4:23 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 80 Re: mazda auto trans [saj4922]
Oct 19, 2010 (10:30 pm)
a ford probe transmission will work.