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  1. You can start the engine when the gear shift is in Park, but the engine stops as soon as you shift into Drive? Is that what you are saying? Or are you saying you can only start the engine if the shifter is in Park, but cannot start the engine if the shifter is in Drive? Because that is normal. It is supposed to be impossible to start in Drive, for safety.
  2. Neat! We don't get the hatchback in North America. I'm just guessing, but the rear wiper and trunk lock problems might be related. And one of the most likely places for an electrical problem that would affect both wiper and lock is where the hatch wiring bends, right where it passes from the body of the car to the hatch. So see if the wring looks damaged there.
  3. Welcome to the board! (Not many people on here nowadays.) Plug wiring: Here are the cylinder numbers: Firewall 1,3,5 ,2,4,6 Radiator. And they connect to the coilpack like this: 4,1 5,2 6,3 Afraid I can't help you with the electrical.
  4. Welcome to the board! I never heard of any 626 having a rear wiper! Which country are you in (maybe it's different there)? Or maybe it's an aftermarket add-on?
  5. It could be the IAC, like mazda6sic6 says. But it could also be a vacuum leak somewhere. And it's a bit more likely that you accidentally damaged one of the vacuum hoses when changing the water pump??
  6. The oil pressure sensor is at the front of the engine, down there between the alternator and oil filter. So it's not what's causing your current leak (though it might be a good idea to replace it anyway). But I suppose it's possible that when you are driving the wind is pushing the oil to the back of the engine?? And the OPS is a known weak spot on our cars.
  7. Is there fluid coming out the overflow tank even when the temperature gauge is on normal? If so, that plus the bubbles does suggest a head gasket leak. I can't think of anything else.
  8. Aftermarket stereo wiring is notorious for creating problems. The first thing I would try is disconnecting it completely. Another likely cause of fluctuating idle is a vacuum leak in the air intake.
  9. I don't know anything about that code myself, but I put it in the search box and a lot of helpful threads came up. So I suggest you start with those. (My guess is you need to clean out the ports in the intake). https://mazda626.net/search/?q=p1195
  10. neddy: it's not a "trunk key" you need (there isn't one). You need a "Master key" (one that works everything, including the trunk). What you are using now (if my guess is right) is the "valet key", which works the doors and ignition but not the trunk. (It's so you can leave your key with the hotel valet, to park your car, while your luggage is locked safely in the trunk.) That second lever is for opening the trunk. But if the trunk latch has been locked inside (by the previous owner), you can't use that lever and wire to open the trunk. That's the whole point of having a valet key system. You can only open the trunk with the master key.
  11. Just a guess, but maybe the key you are using is the "valet key", that works the doors and ignition, but not the trunk or glove box. Go to the Mazda dealer, show them proof of ownership and the VIN, and they can cut you a new key for a few dollars. (And I think a quarter turn to the right is correct for opening the trunk. Not sure though, because I don't have my 626 any more.) I think my guess might be right. Check this thread:
  12. A quick internet search for "replace seat belts" shows lots of aftermarket "universal" seat belts for sale. So my guess is that it won't be hard to find something from another car (maybe Ford or Mazda, around the same year) that would fit OK. Making sure it's roughly the same length seems to be the only thing to watch for. And if the tongue is different, you would also have to swap the thing the tongue connects into, which might mean the seat belt warning light doesn't work (if you have those). But I don't know this for sure. This is for the MX6, but might be useful: https://www.mx6.com/forums/2g-mx6-general/233934-seat-belt-no-longer-has-much-tension.html
  13. Definitely not the fuel pump, because the fuel pump has nothing to do with the engine cranking. You say you turn the key and sometimes (when it won't crank) the "interior" lights don't come on? You mean the lights on the dashboard don't come on? That sounds like it might be the security system, or the ignition switch, or some sort of fault in the wiring, like a bad ground.
  14. On further checking, I think I was wrong about the 12 volts. Hmmm. I sold my 2002 626 some years back, so I can't remember exactly what crank position sensors it has. But I think there's one down by the crank pulley. For the 1993 to 1998 cars, there should be resistance of between 520 and 580 ohms between the 2 wires going to that crank position sensor. I don't know if it's the same for the 1998-2002 cars, but it might be worth checking the resistance with your multimeter. Then I think there's a second one on the rear cam shaft.
  15. Those codes are all O2 sensor codes? I don't think they would help explain a no spark problem. Timing belt broken? As a quick first check, remove the oil filler cap, look inside and check to see if the cam gear turns while a friend tries to start the car. (When did you last change the timing belt and tensioner?) When it cranks, does it sound different from normal, like the engine spinning more quickly? As far as I know, there isn't supposed to be voltage going to the crank position sensor. It's the crank potion sensor itself that sends a small electrical pulse to the ECU. But since you don't have a code for the crank position sensor, my guess would be that it's not the problem.
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