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sumdoode last won the day on June 13

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    1988 Mazda 626 DX MTX, 1988 Mazda 626GT MTX

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  1. sumdoode

    Need Help Remove Rear Brake Drums

    Hey I know this was weeks ago I haven’t been on in a while... yes you have to remove the spindle nut. You need to pry up the locking nuts where they were punched they loosen counterclock wise, they are not self locking nuts as you discribed but do need to be punched with a screwdriver or something to lock them. I have reused the spindle nuts but only a couple times. the whole drum should slide off if not there should be a small spring behind the backing plate you can manipulate to loose the shoes. if you are replacing the shoes and drums you will need to press the bearings and wheel studs out and into the new drums.
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    1990 gt hatch back

    hey I took the interior pieces off of the hatch to repair a crack...I noticed that if the hatch light wasent plugged into the harness my lock switch dident work
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    Engine rebuild

    Why bore it if it’s not needed though? Then you will need new pistons and have to pay a machine shop. Fix the leaks and see how far it takes you
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    Engine rebuild

    Oh I see, youre taking a page out of my book....”if it ain’t broke, fix it till it’s broke” if you are in fact willing to take a working engine out, take it all apart, put it back together, reinstall the engine then I say go for it. Machine work isent cheap and if you take the long block to a machine shop it could cost up to $2000 to have them do the whole job. You should get very fimilar with the factory work shop manual. It’s a big task especially for someone who never done it. Rebuilding an engine is rebuilding an engine. Not much differs. Research how an engine works and the components of an engine there’s a lot to consider. You must keep it extremely clean a tiny spec of dust on a crank journal can cause a catastrophic failure. If it’s not knocking or burning a ton of oil I would drive it till it breaks. Then attempt to repair your first engine whatever you decide to do I wish you the best of luck! My 2 cents
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    Spun Rod Bearing

    Haha sorry that’s wasent my intention lol. I had to double check myself to make sure I knew wat I was talking about.
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    Spun Rod Bearing

    Oh I think your mixing them up. A G trans came in an N/A and the H trans came in the turbo
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    Engine rebuild

    You need to figure out why the engine failed. First step is getting the engine out and making sure the block is good. A machine shop can magna flux it and make sure it’s not cracked. You need to measure all the crank journals and make sure they are in spec, if not you will need to have the crank grinded and fitted with oversized bearings. If the block must be bored you need new pistons to match the new bore... new rings. rod and main bearings. A head gasket set. The head will need to be milled and at the minimal you should do valve seals. All the specs are in the work shop manual. I hope That helps at least a little bit.
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    Spun Rod Bearing

    You got a h-trans just laying around? I converted my gt to manual transmission already but have suspicion the input shaft bearing is on its way out. Edit lol realized that wasent by the OP
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    Spun Rod Bearing

    My grandfather bought my 1st 626 brand new and it is a great car. My first car. I still drive it daily. I was extremely lucky to find a 626 turbo hatch in excellent condition. You could change the fifth gear fork with the trans on the car. You should check out mx6dotcom and the ford probe sites aswell. This one is not so active with our gen 626s but if you dident know those three cars use the same power Tran
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    Spun Rod Bearing

    Man I just had my oil pan off last month I should have taken a video. It’s pretty straight forward. You need to remove the entire right side control arm and the frame that the arm is connected to. Drop the exhaust pipe. unbolt the oil pan and Pry it off carefully so u don’t bend it. Remove the oil pick up and then pry off the windage tray... again, carefully. Use rtv to put it all together unless your pan is all messed up then get a cork gasket. There is a manual for these cars available for free on pmx626.info I have it saved to my phone lol I know valve seals seals have been done without taking the head off using rope to stuff into the piston to keep the valve from dropping. Here’s a video If you spun a bearing there’s a good chance something is pretty fudged up in there wether it bring the rod or the Rod journal. Good luck curious to know how u make out. Let me know what you find
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    Spun Rod Bearing

    You can do it from under the car. However you have to remove the sub frame and the exhaust to get the pan down. But it is possible.
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    F2t crank walked pics of main bearings

    Thanks man. Nothing left to do now but pull the engine. I should have known it wasn't gonna be that easy. Keeping my fingers crossed that the block is OK.
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    F2t crank walked pics of main bearings

    Unfortunately I torqued all the caps down gave the crank a pull and the play is still there. This is a huge disappointment.
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    F2t crank walked pics of main bearings

    Here is a link of a video what the car was doing. I recorded this when I had no idea what was going on.