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#41 of 75 Mazda 626 2002 Starting Problems
Feb 08, 2010 (10:07 am)
My 626 2002 has a similar starting problem. Car turns over but randomly will not start. Found it is important to turn the key into the off position before trying again. Cranking and cranking yields nothing when this happens. We don't drive the car much and the battery tested a little weak in the cold. Charging the car battery at night would always result in a good start. Car battery would accept a charge for about 30 minutes at night. I upgraded the battery to a non standard size I got a Diehard Platinum with 100 extra amps. This new battery charges so fast, it won't ever accept a charge at night. Car worked great for 3 weeks then just happened again. Started ok on a very cold morning, but later going home for lunch another story. The key off and on trick worked. Battery would still not accept a charge when I got home, so not the battery. Thoughts, Distributor or fuel check valve?
#42 of 75 starting problems
Feb 08, 2010 (2:12 pm)
I am still experiencing the starting problems. I took the car to Firestone and they replaced a fuel processor regulator, which did not resolve the issue. I am leaning toward the fuel pump at this time. I called Mazda service dept and was told it could be the fuel pump going out which accounts for it starting occassionally. If that works, I keep you posted.
#43 of 75 91 mazda 626 starting problem
Feb 27, 2010 (4:12 pm)
New battery, New Fuel filter, New Ignition coil, New plugs , New wires, While traveling on the highway engine jerked and than stopped. Had friend bring ignition coil, replaced ignition coil, Mazda fired right up. Drove about 10 miles car stop again, had friend go and get another ignition because first one was loose. Unable to start car, first time car sat fro about 2 hours, second time car sat about an hour. Not able to start.....any ideas?
#44 of 75 Re: 91 mazda 626 starting problem [drinck2]
Feb 27, 2010 (4:15 pm)
Checked timing no problems, checked fuel pump, still unable to start. Economy light stas on and the hold light blinks on and off
#45 of 75 Re: 91 mazda 626 starting problem [drinck2]
Mar 02, 2010 (10:56 pm)
It's either a problem with spark or fuel----are you getting spark at the plugs? Chances are that you have spark to but not thru your ignition distributor--and i believe you can just replace the igniter component. This goes out easily in an overheat condition ? If you are sparking at the plugs--start looking at the fuel delivery end
#46 of 75 1990 mazda 626 lx starting problems
Apr 12, 2010 (2:18 pm)
I bought a 1990 mazda 626 lx from a friend that had it and the fuel pump went out and they sold it to me. It had set for over a year. I have put a new fuel pump, new battery, spark plugs and wires, and a new value cover on it. It still will not start. You can poor gas into the hose that goes to the injector and it will start and run for about 3 or 4 minutes just enough time to pull that gas and then that is it.
Can anyone help me please?
#47 of 75 Common starting Problem for Mazdas
Apr 12, 2010 (4:46 pm)
The ignition system for a lot of mazdas like my 1993 626 is located in the distributor. When it heats up it will lose its connection and your car will not start. Some times it will reconnect again, most times it doesnt. And I do know on mine and most Mazdas you cant just replace that part of the ignition system. You have to replace the entire distributor. I got a new one on ebay for $125 compared to $200+ at your auto parts store or $400+ and a mazda dealership. Rockauto.com is also cheaper than your auto parts store. So if you guys are in doubt about starting issues check that first or have your mechanic check it. (Mine also thru out a ghost code for a idle air control valve. Which I replaced and didnt need to since it was my ignition system was bad, so that was a waste of $300) Hope that helps folks
#48 of 75 Re: mazda 626 1992 [lexie4]
May 27, 2010 (5:36 am)
change the coil, and the Crank position sensor.
likley it is the position sensor, but best to do both at the same time.
#49 of 75 Re: 95 mazda 626 fuel pump relay low side power not working [bt100]
May 27, 2010 (5:40 am)
get an after market transmission cooler added, should fix you issue quickly.
about $450.00-500.00 at a reputable shop.
#50 of 75 Re: Mazda 626 2002 Starting Problems [frank626]
Aug 15, 2010 (12:55 pm)
I have the same thing happening on a '94 626 including turning key off and back on trick. I suspect either fuel pump, relay, or computer. Did you ever find out what was causing your problem?