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    1983 626 LX Automatic
  1. Car is a 1983 626 LX coupe 2.0. While I'm stopped at a light, the steering column vibrates a lot, as does the engine hood. Engine doesn't sound rough, idle doesn't seem high. Is this normal? Is there anything I should check which would normally damper the vibration (like engine mounts)? Thanks for any advice. :)
  2. Doors aren't "catching"

    Thank you for this advice - I'll definitely give it a try and report back once I do. :)
  3. Both of the doors on my 1983 626 coupe are having trouble with the door catches. It takes a good slam to close them. Car has never been in an accident, so I'm 100% sure it's the latches. What do you do to make them work better? I've tried lubrication...
  4. WTB: Working chime / music unit for 1983 Mazda 626 LX

    Still looking for one of these!
  5. Has anyone ever had their "IC Warning System" fail? (I have an 83 626 LX) If you did and you wanted to repair it, what did you try? It's still hooked up, but silent.
  6. Looking to buy the chime unit for the door / ignition / etc sounds for an '83 Mazda 626 LX. Mechanic says mine is dead, though it's still hooked up inside the car. I know people used to hate these things...so maybe you won't mind selling me yours? Let me know; thanks!
  7. Trying to find it - any help appreciated!
  8. Disable "key-in/acc" Chime

    This is a good write-up, but I'm actually looking for a chime unit for my `83. So very 80s!
  9. Happy 626 Day 2017

    I think I missed this day, but celebrating it anyway!
  10. Thank you! And that's the route I'm going to go. I was initially confused because every source I contacted about doing this told me, "No, it can't be done". I'm now realizing that, "No, it can't be done" probably means: "No, it can't be done because my database is telling me it won't work", or... "No, I can't sell you standard shocks for this application because I don't want to be responsible if anything goes wrong." How about the other parts associated with the struts? Do I need to use the old ones which came with the electronic ones, or can I swap those with standard parts as well?
  11. Thank you! Follow-up question: my car originally has the auto-adjustable shock option (buttons on the dash). Can I use shocks which don't adjust electrically / automatically? (I don't care if the auto-adjust system doesn't work; I just need to replace these worn-out shocks.) EDIT: One shop has since told me that non-adjustable shocks will, in fact, NOT work. Anyone have possible solutions?
  12. Hi folks. I live in California and just got ahold of an `83 626 LX automatic. It needs shocks. What are my options? So far, having trouble sourcing them. Also, any other tips for a n00b you might have re: this car would be much appreciated. Thanks for any help in advance!