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#13 of 75 1996 Mazda 626 Starting Problem
Sep 02, 2008 (7:42 am)
Car will turn-over but won't start, will push start every time on the 1st try. I replaced the plugs, wires, distributor and rotor. The guy that had it before me said it overheated and would turn over after that (I found the water pump is bad and am replacing it). I also checked the following with good results; spark and compression form all 4 cylinders. Changed oil and didn't see any coolant/water present so am confident the block is OK. The card has been sitting in this guys garage for about a year until I bought it last weekend and started working on it.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
#14 of 75 Re: 1996 Mazda 626 Starting Problem [fishon5]
Sep 04, 2008 (6:24 am)
I just fixed my 96 mazda 626. It was the Crank Positioning Sensor Wires. They were loose and almost broken. I found the broken wires, went to the junk yard and got a $2.00 part and now it starts fine. (when those wires are loose/broken the computer doesn't know where the crank shft is) This part sits on top of the harmonic balance. Good luck
#15 of 75 starting problem fixed
Sep 04, 2008 (6:26 am)
The Crank Positioning Sensor wires were loose/broken. The computor didn't know where the crank shaft was. It sits on the harmonic balance. I fixed my mazda for $2.00 instead of $400. Yeah
#16 of 75 Re: 95 626 no intermitten no fire [superdman1967]
Sep 12, 2008 (7:00 am)
Mazdas have a problem with the check valve which is part of the electric gasoline pump. The trick to solve is simple: A:change the pump $600.00 or B: simply be patient. Turn the switch on, count to 10 then start. the pump will have filled the line that emptied because of the failure of the check valve. This usually needed only in cases when the car has been off for 8 or more hours.
#17 of 75 Re: 1999 Mazda 626 starting problem [mdate]
Sep 12, 2008 (8:38 am)
It is the check valve inside the fuel pump. Just turn on and do not crank it for a few (6-8) seconds, then crank it, by that time the pump will have filled the line and it will start like magic!
#18 of 75 Re: 95 mazda 626 fuel pump relay low side power not working [justfixit]
Oct 31, 2008 (7:57 am)
Justfixit, you may want totry what pscantlin did in response no. 14. I'm having the same problem with my 2001 626. Sometimes it will start and sometimes not. When it won't start after 3 or 4 trys, I use starting fluid and it starts; just like you're doing. After it starts, it runs fine. I will probably replace my sensor also before I buy a distributer. I've heard that has been the cause of the same problem on other Mazdas but I guess they are pricy. Good luck.....to both of us.
#19 of 75 fuel pump relay
Nov 09, 2008 (2:08 pm)
I have a 1999mazda 626 I cant find the fuel pump relay.I checked the one next to the fan relays but the wire color does not match the ones on the fuel pump
#20 of 75 99 626 Starting problem
Dec 01, 2008 (12:55 pm)
My daughter has as 626 V6 that has been running great until a month ago when out of nowhere it would not start some times. No matter how much cranking it wouldn't start and then all of a sudden it would start. This would go away for a while and then come back with the same problem.
Anyone have any ideas?
#21 of 75 Re: 99 626 Starting problem [boarderdude]
Dec 01, 2008 (1:49 pm)
How old is the battery? Does the starting problem have any relationship to temperature, e.g. colder outside, more problems starting?
#22 of 75 Re: 99 626 Starting problem [backy]
Dec 02, 2008 (6:05 am)
The battery is about 2 years old, but is not the problem. It cranks the car fine for about 10 minutes before wearing down. It charges fine.
Yes, it has started this issue since it was cold here in MN. I put the car in the my heated garage last night and charged the battery. It fired right up this morning. I'm now wondering if it is due to gas line freeze? I put some Isopropyl achohol into the tank to hopefully take care of that.