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  1. I tore into the lower end of my 2.5L V6 to see what is wrong with my engine, it’s knocking. So, does Mazda use a different kind of bolt, because these bolt heads don’t look like what I was expecting to find. I’ve worked on various cars, but this is the first time I’ve taken apart a Mazda engine. Do they use a proprietary wrench/socket to assemble/disassemble? (See picture to see bolt head.)
  2. This past October I bought my 2000 Mazda 626 LX V6 from my friend's cousin who had moved away. My friend had previously been driving it for about a month, but it was constantly overheating. Eventually he bought his new car and it stayed in his grandparents driveway 7 months until I was about to buy it. Their mechanic who'd worked on the car for years said it needed a new radiator, which he put in. Once I took it to emissions, I realized the check engine light was on and turns out it needed new O2 sensors. I knew it had been low on oil from sitting so many months plus nothing on the dipstick. So my father gave me a quart of oil (don't remember what kind). Right after I put it in, the engine started a rumbling/knocking noise. Shaking almost. It would settle down a little when I took off the breaks, but increased as I accelerated. I was able to drive it home which was 10 minutes away and to my friend's place 15 mins away with noise. Some say it needs a new engine, but I think it may be that oil we put in. Anything sound familiar?
  3. Bitter

    Led Capable Flasher For 98-02?

    I've been searching online and I can't find a flasher for my 98 that supports LED's. I know I can use the stock and run resistors but I don't like to do that as the resistors get very hot and that negates any advantages of the LED's like lower power consumption and less heat. I'd like some switch back front turn signals that go fro solid lit to on/off and some rear LED turn signals to match the rear LED brake/tail bulbs. Evidently we use some weird flasher type, all I can find are OEM replacements. Is ours a thermal flasher inside or is it electronic inside? If it's electronic inside I may be able to modify it to remove the bulb out warning and stop the fast flashing with LED.
  4. gosman454

    2000 626 NO BRAKE LIGHTS

    OK I have searched and researched but I cant find any answers. I also cant find any wiring diagrams for the 2000 626. I got this car as a gift and drove it across country from California to Georgia with NO issues. I have been using it daily to make sure it works before I give it to my daughter. It is the 2.0 and only has 53000 miles on it. Up until yesterday (the day she got her permit of course) EVERYTHING worked, and then I noticed as I was sitting in traffic I looked at the truck behind me and I did not see any brake lights on. I got home and checked ALL the fuses in both locations. All good. I disconnected the stoplight switch and then jumped the connector and was able to get the lights to work. Figured bad switch so replaced it. As soon as I plugged it in the lights came on. I installed the new switch and drove to the pool in our community (about three blocks) and parked it. After the pool closed got in the car and NO BRAKE lights again. Drove home not too happy. Got up this morning and disconnected the new stoplight switch and tried to jump the connector again but this time nothing. Replaced ALL 4 bulbs with brand new ones today as well. Now it seems either the new switch has blown or there is something before the switch since when I tried to jump it I didn't get any lights on this time. Removed the brake light housings in the back looking for frayed wires, removed a small portion of the carpeting in the rear and inspected all the wires there as well. Removed the lower part of the dash (under the steering wheel) for easier access but still can not find any signs of wear or anything else. Any suggestions or help is greatly appreciated. I have to do all the work myself due to lack of cash so please let me know what I can do. Also any wiring diagrams would be great.
  5. Currently looking to buy a used transmission to replace the original in my 2000 626. Automatic transmission, 2.0L engine, 4cyl. Please let me know if you're selling, or know of someone who is! I really need my car back to commute to school :/
  6. Does anyone know if the color code NX which is called laser red for the 2000 mazda 626 is the same color as the Toreador Red color code 20C that is on the 1999 Mazda 626 ? Looks like in 2000 Mazda went for Laser red, and dropped Toreador red. They look awefully close, but I cant compare them side by side. I found some doors on a laser red 2000 Mazda 626 I may want to salvage and put on my Toreador red Mazda 626. Anyone know if it is the same red? If it isnt the same color, is it similar enough that I wouldn't notice it if I put laser red doors on my toreador red car ?
  7. CjHonza

    My Car Won't Start

    Okay, here's the deal: I have a 2000 Mazda 626 with a 4 cylinder engine. It's an automatic. A few days ago, I was headed to town. There was some guy on my ass, so naturally I floored it. Set cruise control at about 65 or 70ish. But as I was driving, I suddenly started hearing a loud popping type noise. I was very close to a store, so I continued driving until I got to the store, but when I went to turn in the noise stopped. I also noticed my power steering went out. Once parked, I killed the engine and got out to check my tires (thought I had a flat on the back passenger side tire as that is what it sounded like). Upon doing so, I noticed my tires were fine. I went to get back in the car and noticed smoke coming from under my hood. I popped the hood and looked to find that both my power steering and alternator belts were completely gone. I had someone pick me up and take me to the store to buy both belts. I then replaced them. However, the car still will not start. I checked the plugs and it IS firing. It'll turn over, just will not start. I thought maybe the timing was off, but I didn't do anything with the timing. Could that still be the issue?
  8. Hello....My 626 is now approaching 133,000 miles, and I'm getting due for an oil change? Does anyone know if using high milage oil would be beneficial? I do not have any leaks that I'm aware of, and my valve cover gaskets were recently replaced due to a leak in the past, but now I have no leaks. I go approx 4500 between oil changes, but check my oil approx every 3 weeks after car has been sitting overnight, and the dip stick level always shows full with no signs of oil consumption. I've heard mixed opinions on weather or not it is worth using the high milage oil. My car seems to be running fine, and I average approx 26-27 miles per gallon with 70% highway and 30% city driving. Thanks, Mike
  9. Hello I just joined the forum. I am getting ready to buy a 2000 Mazda 626 2.5L v6 off of my girlfriends father. It needs a new radiator and a new timing belt. He said that when you start it up there is no noise, but after warming up for 5-10 minutes it starts ticking. He believes that is the timing belt or a tensioner pulley. I was just hoping for some confirmation on that or any other ideas. I am not familiar with Mazdas in the least. So anything I should pay attention to when test driving it and looking it over would be helpful. Thank you
  10. Greetings, I am a newbie to this site, and to Mazda. ( all my mechanical knowledge has to do with old ford truck, 1978) I purchased a 2000, 626 LX, 4 cyl with 206000. There is something wrong with the tranny. Most day, you would not know it, ran just like a normal car. however some day, it appears to be stock between second and third, and or i get that OD light on the dash. I read thru so many thread, its hard to figure out what i need to do. There is no oil pan, so i can not drop the pan to replace some fluid. What about flushing the oil? thought and sugestion are appreciated. G
  11. mikefly045

    My 2000 Mazda 626 Es-V6

    Hello...This is my Mazda 626 ES-V6. Bought it new in December 2000, and it now has 122,000 trouble free miles on it (Knock on Wood). It's been a great car and hope to keep it a very long time to come. Rides very comfortable and only normal scheduled maintenance / Part Replacement has been done. I do need to get the engine area detailed, but may wait until after winter. The car has the original BOSE radio, but I added the small XM receiver and use cassette adapter into the radio. It's a great car and glad I bought it. Hope to enjoy it for years to come!
  12. Hello All, I'm new to these boards and I have a few questions. I have a 2000 Mazda 626 ES-V6, Automatic with 121,000 miles and had a few questions on engine additives: 1. Would using a oil additive like Slick 50 or equivalent be recommended? I don't have any leaks or engine compression issues that I'm aware of. 2. Would using a fuel supplement be recommended (i.E. Chevron Techron Concentrate). I currently use Chevron Premium, and I've used Chevron Premium since I bought the car new 12 years ago, but I never added any extra additive. Would this even be needed or recommended in my case? If I added the Techron concentrate additive, would it do 'extra cleaning' In reality, my car has been extremely reliable (knock on wood), and never broke down. (Again, knock on wood). I did have to replace the alternator at 120,000 miles, and got a new timing belt, Water Pump, and reservoir, as well as new serpentine belts, etc, but other than that, the car has been fantastic. I tend to keep the car very clean, and it still looks brand new inside, and I want to keep the car at least 3-5 more years if possible. Also, my sunroof is in great shape with no leaks, but what would be a good protectant for the rubber seal around the sunroof to prevent drying out? Thanks all for feedback! -Mike-
  13. 2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L V6 Any comments or questions, just ask! I am looking for opinions so feel free to comment. Also, I'm new here, so be patient with me if i do something stupid, post in the wrong section, or something. Thanks