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Mazda 626 Starting Issues

lexie4lexie4 Posts: 3
hope someone can help me, i have a mazda 626 1992 model never had a prob with it, this morning i went to start it and nothing, i know 100 percent it isnt the battery, can anyone help me? the dash lights up lights work ty ty ty


  • bs24bs24 Posts: 2
    I have a Mazda 626 4 cyl. 1995. It was run off in a ditch and then drove home. After it was shut off it would not start back, the lights inside or outside wont do anything. There is no fire from the fuse box. Anybody know if there is a reset switch or anything that could need pushed?
  • for starters my car overheated. i then replaced the thermostat, and the radiator. i have purchased a new water pump but haven't had it put on yet. i've tried to start my car and it wouldn't. i bought a new battery and still nothing. only the headlights come on. nothing else electrical works. what could possibly be the problem. :sick:
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Hi - welcome. You might want to check our No Start Problems discussion as well. Hope we can help.
  • lexie4lexie4 Posts: 3
    i had all the same probs are you, i was going nuts turned out my petrol pump had to be replaced my fuel was going through
  • mazda alternator belt fell offi have mazda 1991 626 regular ,manual
    Iwas driving and alternator belt fell off and i replaced it and car doesnt start. Battery is new and alternator just replaced,what could be?.power is ok (sparks are fine , gas is ok)Any ideas Thanks in advance
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Welcome! Hope someone can help you here. If you don't hear from anyone shortly, try the link I posted in msg 4.
  • just got the car ran great.turned it off for work 8 hours later wouldnt fire up.cleaned the cap n rotor still nothing.tryed repetedly and finnally fired up any advice? :sick:
  • 9961699616 Posts: 1
    I've a 99 Mazda 626, 4 cyl. I've taken it to dealorship 3 consecutive times for same problem, 1st time new battery, 2nd time new alternator, 3rd time base line idle was too low, they also checked spark plugs & air intake for leaks. What next, Starter Motor? This morning it started fine, drove 60 miles, stopped for 15 mins and it wouldn't start again! Thanks for your help.
  • working on a 95 4cyl auto mazda 626. Car was given to me and found it was a no start. Used starting fluid and it would started. Performed test and could not hear the fuel pump in the tank. Removed the fuel pump unit and found the pump had seized up and the gas in the tank was really bad ( very bad smell and a red/brown color ) Changed the pump and removed the bad gas from the tank and cleaned out the tank. replaced the fuel filter. Still the car would not start. Could not hear the pump in the tank run til the motor was cranking, but not when the key is first turned on. Checked the fuel pump relay circuit and found no " low side power" to the relay to activate the high side power to the fuel pump. Cant find a wiring diagram to the car, so be having trouble tracking down the problem!! Was hoping someone can give me some ideals on this.... Thanks....Jay
  • tszabadostszabados Posts: 3
    Have a 91 626 gt that stalled on my daughter and hasn't started since. I have checked for spark, there was none. So I CHANGED THE COIL AND IGNITER BOX
    checked for spark there is none.checked all the wiring connections , looked for a fuel cut off switch couldn't find one, checked to see if the distributer reading ok and it seems to be. what else should i be doing?
  • mdatemdate Posts: 1
    I have 1999 Mazda 626, i4, 2L engine. It is stick shift. When I try to start the car, engine makes cranking sound on turning key but does not fire up. After doing the same thing, cranking for 8-10 times it fires up and then car rolls just normal. After the engine is fired up it do not have any problem. But it gives problems in fireing up. What could be the problem with the car?
  • 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.
  • 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 :)
  • 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 :)
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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 both of us.
  • 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
  • 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?
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,682
    How old is the battery? Does the starting problem have any relationship to temperature, e.g. colder outside, more problems starting?
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