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Mazda 626 Troubles

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  • mrdetailermrdetailer Posts: 1,118
    I just replaced my original equipment front struts at 115,000 miles. It's been 10 years so I guess I can't really complain, but what's been others experience about how long struts last?
  • I have a '97 626 LX Auto, which had the engine light come on at 52,000 miles. My neighbor has the computer diag. unit and determined that it was a problem with a sensor at the catalytic converter. Has anyone else had the same problem? He turned the light out and it has never come on again (1 month has passed). By the way, is the '97 noted for any specific (major) problems?
  • mrdetailermrdetailer Posts: 1,118
    You want to consider cleaning the Mass Air Sensor located just behind the air filter. My Mazda mechanic (20 years experience) says that this is a common problem. My son's 1997 had to have this done at 62,000 miles.

    Obviously baby the tranny. We flushed and replaced my son's and it now works great. We also added Lubegard.
  • mrdetailermrdetailer Posts: 1,118
    You want to consider cleaning the Mass Air Sensor located just behind the air filter. My Mazda mechanic (20 years experience) says that this is a common problem. My son's 1997 had to have this done at 62,000 miles.

    Obviously baby the tranny. We flushed and replaced my son's fluid, and it now works great. We also added Lubegard.
  • Since Mazda doesn't have 25k service intervals - everything is geared to 30/60/90 - this seems specious. In the pre-OBD II days, I could believe this, maybe. Not on a '97.
  • mrdetailermrdetailer Posts: 1,118
    It was due to bad oxygen sensors at 60,000, and due to the bad MAS at 62,000.
  • mark38lmark38l Posts: 10
    I'm hoping someone can help me before I take this to the dealer.

    1998 Mazda 626 LX 62,500 miles (bought new)

    Issue #1 Check engine light has been on for about 1,500 miles (It has been on before and goes out after a week or so).

    #2 Radio/CD stoped working LCD display on radio is out. When the headlights are on the buttons light up.

    #3 Dome light is out. When I manually move the switch to the on position the door open light on the dash goes on it goes off after about 30 seconds.

    #4 The trip odometer resets to 0

    #5 When the car is turned on the the defroster button is on.

    #6 When I turn on the car it cranks way too long when it starts it has a rough idle for about 45 seconds.

    #7 The power door lock switch only works when the car is on or the key is in the assecory position.

    #8 The remote for the alarm and the trunk release no longer works.

    #9 Since this happen the check engine light has gone out.

    All these things happened at once. then radio stopped working and then I notice all the other problems.

    Could it be something is not grounded?

    If someone can give me a general idea I would greatly appricate it. I shudder to think what the Mazda dealer will tell me.

    Thanks for any and all help

    Mark
  • ian18ian18 Posts: 133
    The air bag dashboard warning light on my '93 626 V6 ES came on yesterday. Has this happened to anyone else who might be able to provide some insight into possible causes? Any info I can get before I take it in to the dealer would be greatly appreciated.
  • Is it flashing, or on continuously? If it stays on, the problem is at the SRS diagnostic module itself - probably a loose connection, though it could be a wiring-harness issue. If it flashes, then the flashes indicate a code, just like the CEL, which will point to the offending component(s).
  • Could be a ground, or it could be that the alternator is no longer keeping the battery up to snuff, and all the components competing for power (which would be darn near everything these days) are getting shortchanged in the voltage department.
  • ian18ian18 Posts: 133
    Thanks for the quick feedback! The light flashes on twice then off for a bit, then flashes twice again and repeats. This '93 626 just has the one air bag on the driver's side.

    Additional ideas are very appreciated.
  • There's an array of sensors and controls as part of the SRS; code 22 (if that's what it is) points towards the S-sensor (the innermost). It is unlikely that it's the air bag itself that's acting up.
  • korchmakorchma Posts: 12
    Hello!
    My factory warranty for 626 (2000) is about to expire and, naturally, I was wondering if it's worth to buy an extended one (like Warrantybynet or Warrantygold).
    Anybody has an experience with those or similar services?
    Annually I do approx. 22k highway miles and I have auto 4 cyl in my car (that I love a lot).

    I'll appreciate any feedback !

    Thank you!
  • MRDETAILER,
    Thanks for the heads-up on the Mass Airflow Sensor. Do you have any idea how to clean this beast? My previous car, a crappy '96 Jetta, had to have it replaced at a cost of $400. I don't want to go throught THAT again!
    Could the Mass Airflow Sensor be causing problems or confusion with the sensor at the catalytic converter?
    By the way, I had the tranny fluid changed when the transmission shop replaced the main seal. It was leaking a bit. Cost me $300 to get it fixed with a $5.00 part. All labor! However, I feel much better about the thing now that I don't have to keep track of the fluid all the time.
  • mrdetailermrdetailer Posts: 1,118
    No, I don't know how to do that, but my Mazda specialist cleaned it for 35 bucks, ($70.00 diagnosis)so it shouldn't be that bad. I asked the car dealer about mechanics who used to work there, and they gave me his name and address.
  • Hey - the following link is a shady tree mechanic's MAF sensor cleaning directions. I haven't tried it yet.


    http://www.geocities.com/adamk01452/MAF2.html

  • Hey, thanks for the info. Looks like a great site for those without a manual! I'll have to try this cleaning method in the event I have the problem. Sounds like an easy fix.
  • mrdetailermrdetailer Posts: 1,118
    No wonder the repair was cheap. It looks like you just spray.
  • mrdetailermrdetailer Posts: 1,118
    Is he crazy. I've driven a car with a Mitsu engine, seen the ratings in consumer reports, and what's more important seen crash results, both by reviewing the tests, and in real life. Here is the last of the articles.


    http://www.edmunds.com/advice/buying/articles/45498/article.html


    For me it would be a no brainer. Mazda all the way, especially when it was only 500 bucks difference.

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