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#30 of 75 Re: 95 mazda 626 fuel pump relay low side power not working [packerbacker1]
Nov 03, 2009 (2:40 pm)
I Own a 1998 Mazda 626 lx V6 automatic, I just purchased it 3 months ago in what I thought was great shape.. It has now began to have many different issues. First the check engine light stays on, then the RPM starts to go higher than before going up to 2500-3000 before switching. It felt like it was just delayed a few seconds more then normal. I then took it to mazda ( which of course they would say get a new tranny, but I had to know) and they said the diagnostic was "PO400, EGR system flow malfuntion which may be plugged or open " ..was causing the engine light to stay on and then they only did a drive test and said that I need a new transmission to fix the gear switching issue. Now the brake light has started to come on when I stop, but the brakes are fine. Then I went to start it today and it felt like the starter was toast, (wasn't doing anything).........I tried it a few more times then it worked.....clearly alot of issues....can they all be related to the EGR valve? I really can't think about getting a transmission right now and was wondering if maybe just the filter is clogged or something simple. I am needing some help with winter coming!!! Anyone ????
#31 of 75 Re: 93 mazda 626 loses power then dies [kryptonite1976]
Nov 03, 2009 (2:53 pm)
Well I installed a new alternator and that fixed the problem. It was just weird that the battery wasnt completly drained and I was able to start it after 20 min with no problems. But I drove it a few more times after this and broke down of coarse. And well the battery did eventually get drained at the end before I fixed it. Yup I know I sound dumb, just never had a battery hold juice after an alternator failure like this thing did.
#32 of 75 Re: 95 mazda 626 fuel pump relay low side power not working [packerbacker1]
Dec 14, 2009 (7:07 pm)
I am having the exact same problem with my Mazda. Sometimes it starts, others it doesn't. It fires up, the starter, battery and belts have all checked out ok. Once, a mechanic sparyed starter fluid into the intake valve and it fired right up, only to not start again 2 days later. Once it is running, it runs perfectly. Did you resolve you issue. Help. I can't go to work without my car and I am broke.
#33 of 75 Re: 95 mazda 626 fuel pump relay low side power not working [jazzee12]
Dec 14, 2009 (9:04 pm)
I did resolve my issue. It was the alternator that went bad, as it took a few days to finally quit working all together. But prev I had other issues the idle air control valve can go bad which can cause a no start issue. Which I hope youdont have cuz they are expensive, cheapest one I found was Autozone. Also the ignition system is located in the Distributor which cant be taken out and replaced you ahve to replace the entire thing which I bought a new one on ebay. Funny thing is is that I kept getting a idle air control valve code so I replaced that and it wasnt even the problem. It was the distributor whcih threw out a ghost code and the ghost code happen to be the idle air control valve so that was $250 wasted. The distributor I bought on ebay for $125 and it fixed the problem that I first had with the car. And by the way with that problem it would start sum days and others it wouldnt. It would act up when sitting at a stop sign and I would have to give it extra gas to keep it running. I wish I could help you with your problem, as it does sound like a fuel pump problem.
#34 of 75 Re: 97 Mazda 626 won't start, battery good [tallshouse]
Jan 03, 2010 (10:55 am)
Hi, did you troubleshoot your problem? I'm having a similar issue. Something in there keeps clicking , the cd-player seems to be looking for a cd, and this is it. No engine noise, other than the clicks that repeat as long as the key is on. Thanks.
#35 of 75 starting problems
Jan 03, 2010 (6:29 pm)
I had a diagnostic test run on the car. The problem was the fuel injector processor. No fuel getting to the engine to start the car. The test and repairs were done at Firestone to my dismay. After repairs done and $417 later, I still have the problem. However, now it starts at random. Before it wasn't starting at all. I'm afraid I am going to be forced to take my car to the dealer to find out the REAL problem. Sorry, hope you are more successful than me.
#36 of 75 Re: 97 Mazda 626 won't start, battery good [cp651]
Jan 06, 2010 (12:32 pm)
Yes I did. In my case, I found the starter, silver soup can looking thing that can be seen if you stand on the passenger side at the rear of the engine compartmnent and look toward the bottom of the engine on the driver side. Had a metal stick, tapped the starter and it started. This worked intermittently for a few months until I finally had to replace the starter.
Now have a new problem though, battery good, turn the key to on and all the dash indicator lights light up. If I turn to try to start, those lights go to black and not a sound of trying to start. Same thing happens if I press the brake pedal or try to turn on the headlights.
#37 of 75 Re: starting problems [jazzee12]
Jan 19, 2010 (3:25 pm)
have you check the fuel pump relay and the distributor and the injectors use a multi meter and make sure they are all getting signal
#38 of 75 Re: fuel pump relay [brucefr]
Jan 19, 2010 (3:41 pm)
have you check the relay box in the front relay fuse box in the engine
#39 of 75 Re: 93 mazda 626 loses power then dies [kryptonite1976]
Jan 25, 2010 (11:49 am)
I had a similar problem (98 Mazda 626 automatic) where I would drive my car to a destination and when I'd get back into it there was no juice from the battery. No lights, not even a click when the key was turned. It was frustrating since the car was running for at least 20 minutes before I stopped and the battery was fully charged. The first time it happenned it was a loose positive terminal connection on my battery (I also scrapped it clean). The next time it was the negative connection - which I also scrapped clean and wrapped the wire with electrical tape. I haven't had any problems since. Neither terminal appeared to be loose at either time and I couldn't move them by hand.