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#7 of 31 Charge & Rear lights come on when I turn the wheel
Sep 11, 2008 (9:12 am)
I have a 1990 Mazda 626 (still). Whenever I turn on the A/C or turn the steering wheel,
1. the "charge" light and "rear" light come on.
2. Power steering is lost.
After I cleaned the battery terminal, this problem only exist when I turn the steering wheel.
I get 12V when the engine is off and 13.3V when the engine is on. I've taken the battery and alternator out of the car and had them tested at AutoZone. They are both good.
Thanks in advance.
#8 of 31 2001 626 4cyl. electric fuel pump controls
Oct 24, 2008 (9:01 am)
#9 of 31 regarding message 8 - continuation
Oct 25, 2008 (4:15 pm)
I have no shop manuals. Was having to turn on key and wait for 10-15 seconds before car would start, leading me to believe a weak fuel pump had to catch up. Was running fine once started. After a 2 hour drive pulled in to stop and car would no longer start. Had good fire and no fuel. Replaced fuel pump, still will not start. Checked wires from relay to pump, has continuity. You can hear the new pump running but only for a couple of seconds right after operating the starter. Suspect the fuel pump relay or whatever triggers the relay is faulty.
Is the fuel pump supposed to be running constantly when the ignition is on and the engine is running?
Any suggestions as to what I should check next? I am considering bypassing the relay if the pump is supposed to operate anytime the ignition is on anyway. Good idea???? Please help
#10 of 31 Re: regarding message 8 - continuation [budb]
Oct 31, 2008 (9:12 am)
I have a similar problem bodb. Mine starts sometimes on first try, then other times on 2nd or 3rd try and yet other times, I need to use starting fluid. I've read that some folks needed to replace the distributer (pricey) and others replaced the Crankshaft Positioning Sensor. Good luck
#11 of 31 Dummy gauge problems
Apr 30, 2009 (1:36 pm)
I've got a mazda 1996 626 Lx 4 cylinder. My windsheild is leaking so when it rains it soaks my interior, it leaks from top of windsheild in the middle where a seem was not sealed correctly. well just recently I had my breaks done, not sure if it has anything to do with it. when I start my car it starts fine idles fine reverses fine but as soon as I put it in D(gear) and accelerate my MPH and RPM gauges bobble and my temperature gauge shoots to high on the gauge and then its really hard shifting too
#12 of 31 Starting problem
Apr 30, 2009 (7:32 pm)
I have a 1993 Mazda 626 4 cyl
it would start sometimes first try and then sometimes second try and sometimes I had to wait a few minutes and try again, It also cut off a few times while driving and I had to do same . the problem I had to replace the whole distributor it cost a little more than 200.00 but everything works fine now
#13 of 31 Eletrical issues
Jun 24, 2009 (6:59 am)
This is really getting to me.
Today I have to miss a day of work to try to track this error down.
I have a 2000 Mazda 626 2.0l
Car started and ran fine.
I left my house.
I got 3 miles up the road and noticed my voltage up close to 16. (radar detector is telling me the voltage)
Then my radar detector threw a high volt warning.
Car down shifted, check engine light blinked, voltage dropped below 15.5, car shift back to normal and light goes off.
I turned around as i am 30 min from the closest town. Since it was throwing high volt i was turning everything on that i could think of to try to draw it down.
I could not go above 40mph.
As soon as i did the voltage would spike, and down shift, light blink, return to normal, normal shift, light off.
This happened for ~1.5-2 miles and then went back to normal and i could accelerate as needed.
Same symptoms happened when i first bought the car and transmission company told me it was my battery connection. 3 other companies later and i got the transmission replaced and there was nothing for 4 years till now.
I disconnected my Amp wire, pulled the fuse under the hood, and drove it around to no avail so i am pretty sure it is not the amp wiring causing the issue.
SO i am assuming i have an electrical issue somewhere... Any ideas?
#14 of 31 Re: Charge & Rear lights come on when I turn the wheel [askperry]
Jul 28, 2009 (7:17 am)
This was a bad power steering pump. Replacement wasn't too difficult.
Sep 08, 2009 (3:50 pm)
I have the 89 Mazda 626...and I cant get the thing to fire....changed the distributer..the plugs, the chords...think I have checked pretty much all of the fuses...changed the fuel filter...just about everything...I have even taken it to the mazda dealer...they said that the distributer was bad..so I changed it..still nothing
One day I was driving it and it just dies...then it wont start...sometime later it fired up, then dies again...now it wont start at all...I have been workin on this car for almost 2 years..every mechanic that I now has looked at it, and none of them can figure out why I wont fire...please help!!!!!!!!!
#16 of 31 charge and rear light warning is lit, what does it mean?
Nov 08, 2009 (1:53 am)
I have a 1992 626 mazda, the battery died and replaced it two days ago. Upon replacing it i noticed the warning lights "charge" and "rear" is on. What does this mean? Could this be link to my alternator needing replacement or is it totally different prob? Im suspecting my alternator is gone, cos when my car is on idle i only get 12.9 V?