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  1. Hi my Mazda family, My 626 has started to burn oil but I don’t know if it is the piston rings or something else the video shows idle and then I accerlate. if there is anyone in the UK who can fix this cheap please reply back or if any tips or suggestions, anything will help I just don’t want to scrap this car. thanks for reading 6CF7F48D-A7B6-4C32-83B7-A43602045455.mov
  2. Hello,I noticed in the below video there is a hose that they remove from the side of the air filter box to get to the air filter. When I checked my engine, I noticed it was not there. I'm curious if the pictures attached show where the hose goes and what hose this is that I'm missing, if any? The top picture is taken from the passenger side aiming towards the driver side. The middle picture is taken from the driver side aiming toward the passenger side. The bottom picture is a general reference of the location that I'm talking about. Step 2 of this video shows the hose https://www.ca
  3. So I noticed the recommended oil was 10W-30, but the local mechanic gave us the SAE 40, which I noticed only after he left. Would that make much of a difference? Should I change it out to SAE 30, still?
  4. Okay...here's the bottom line. My 2001 626 ES V6 (auto) won't start. It cranks, but won't turn over. Settle in...this is a long story, but want to give you every detail to help with diagnosis. Here's what's happened so far. The car overheated about a week ago and died. I pulled it into a repair show who diagnosed it as a leaking radiator and (because of the overheating) a cracked coolant overflow tank. Both were repaired. Not shockingly in hindsight, the car started to overheat after about 35 miles of driving. It was taken to the same repair shop (as they said their work was guaranteed) and t
  5. 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.
  6. Hi people. I'm new at the forum so I don't know if I'm writing this at the right place. I have a Mazda 626 GD 1.8 12valv from 1991 that I bought one year ago. Now i am needing to buy an engine head to repair it because the original is ruined. Im from Portugal. Wath sugestions do you have?
  7. I cant figure out what is going on w/my husbands car. It has had 3 new starter solenoids put in and three taken out. Working on the fourth now. I need some ideas on what could be causing the starters to burn out. I have replace a slew of parts already and dont want to dump more then a grand on repairing this car. Here is a list of everything I have replace: -Starter/solenoid x3 -battery -battery cables -fuses -spark plugs -spark plug wires -clutch sensor switch I read on another thread that a bad flywheel could potentially cause this but how would l test that theory? I can post a vide
  8. Hi, First of all, I tried search but couldn't find any info about this so if there's any post about this - sorry :) Mazda MX-6 1992 2.0 Short version : Engine starts, with gas pedal runs fine but little misfires(?), on idle rpm up and down after 30sec and stalls, idle adjuster works, MAF-works, timing belt+cams ok. What's the problem? Long version : I changed my head gasket and machined the head on one guy, he replaced valve stems etc. everything is ok in the head and everything went smoothly back in to place and the car starts just fine. I can rev it but when on stea
  9. Bought my '97 626 in September this year, 144K on her, had absolutely no apparent issues..... October comes around and the Check Engine light begins to turn on and off and on at random intervals. Checked for the code and it was a P1506 - Idle Air, Overspeed, Vacuum Leak, etc. A few weeks pass, suddenly the car begins to have issues idling smoothly and she wouldn't turn over properly, some times won't turn over after 5-10 seconds, or would turn over after one go at 'er and it would stall - very rarely I might add.. November comes by and the check engine light turns off.... absolutely no pr
  10. hello all, well I've unfortunately been having to deal with all the flooding in SC this past weekend and the water has done a number on my car. i was driving at maybe 25 mph and hit a large puddle about 4 inches deep. the car stalled and i have since not been able to get it to start. when the key is turned the solenoid clicks and the starter spins up with a whirling noise and that's it. it seems like the starter isn't even engaging the fly wheel. i've tried push starting it but when the clutch is released the car stops like you've slammed the brakes. could the water have caused my timing belt
  11. Looking at swapping a buick v6 from a commodore into my 1978 sedan, just wondering if anyone has had any experience or sussgestion i would be very thankful
  12. Surely, some of you have tried swapping out the 2.0 for an inline or V6? I need suggestions based on ease...anything, anyone?
  13. Okay so My 1995 automatic 2l 626 is acting up and the other day driving to santa, as well as on thanksgiving when I was driving in traffic to Danville from San Jose, My car started to overheat and I pulled over to fill the radiator with water thinking that the collant was low. Still the temp gauge started moving upwards and i was concerned. The other day when I was heading to santa cruz I was stuck in traffic and all of a sudden my car started smoking. It was white smoke billowing up from underneath my car through the hood, and looked as if it was coming from the headers to exhaust gasket.
  14. Hello, I have a 98 Mazda 626 i4 lx. In the last couple of weeks when ever I have waited at a red light the RPM's have been fluctuating between 500-750 and this causes the car to vibrate and shake a lot. The check engine light has been on for a while so i decided to get it checked out. At the auto parts store they ran a diagnostic and this code came back, P1131. Any additional help would be appreciated.
  15. Im getting my engine and transmission rebuilt this week. Is there anything I should tell them to do performance wise while they are in my engine and what not? Help horsepower and torque. Will i gain anything from them just rebuilding my engine in general?
  16. My blue 1990 Mazda 626 hatchback disappeared from a repair shop called Innovative Automotive in Sierra Vista AZ, in January 2014. I was just informed the Sheriff's department will no longer look for it, nor have they tagged it as "stolen" in the Motor Vehicles database. The former owners of Innovative Automotive skipped the state, and ripped off a bunch of people. My car was in for an engine replacement, and they had a $1000 down payment from me for that. That disappeared also, of course. I know there's no chance of getting my money back, but I hope my car can be found. It's a blue hat
  17. So i started my car this morning and a bit of smoke came from the engine, smelled like somthing burning but i couldnt tell. I do now know that my fans are no longer working. All fluids are good. Car at normal temp. When i get to about 2500 RPMs in gear i hear a constant ticking. Nothing sounding to good. I will post a video later on today for further help
  18. Hello, we've got a 2002 Mazda 626 2.5 L V6 with a dead engine here and I was wondering if an older version of the 2.5L or (preferably) if a Ford Probe Mazda engine will work in this vehicle? I've done a bit of research on these forums about this question but saw nothing specific about the Probe engine working well in a swap out. I see a similar year Probe engine sells for considerably less than the 626 engine does so it makes me a bit weary. Any help or thought shared is appreciated!
  19. When i accelerate uphill in very hot weather say 80-90f the engine will Ping slightly in third gear, I have put in a new set spark plugs (NGK Platinum PZFR6F) this has made an improvement although it hasn't solved the problem completely. When the air temperature is average 50-70f the car runs perfectly OK.
  20. My husband and I are half way through the rebuild and resurrection of my 1989 626 turbo AWS. So far we have disassembled two F2T engines and completely stripped the engine bay for respray. At the moment we are being slowed down by waiting for parts to arrive (mainly the new pistons so we can send the block off to get honed) so I thought I would take the time to introduce our project. 1989 Mazda 626 Turbo AWS AUTOMATIC (not running) bought for $600 on the 2nd of Feb 2013. Included in the $600 price tag was a second F2T with a manual trans. The body of the car was in fantastic condition, the i
  21. I have a problem with a rusted out engine crossmember. Is this a commen problem?
  22. Are there any how-to's for replacing a head gasket in the 2001 LX-V6? I have ordered the head gaskets, but would like to have some help going into this.
  23. I'm pulling apart a FS 2.0 out of a 1995 Probe. I've gotten stuck at pulling the timing gear off of the crank in order to remove the crank and front main seal. Anyone have a write up or video? My buddy has an MX6 and said his slipped off fairly easy, assuming most of the holding power was the crank pulley and bolt. He thinks it's stuck on from rust and buildup. I've tapped on it in order to try to loosen it up but to no avail.
  24. Hi! Recently bought a Mazda 626 2.0L FS, and i was wondering, what could i do to get the most effect on the engine? I've already bought Racing chip and powerfilter, but it isn't enough! what more could i buy to get more engine effect? have like 130 bhp original, i want atleast up to 170 bhp. Appreciate replies! First post btw. - Christian, Norway
  25. Hello, Looking for a little clarification and after some searching I have not found a concrete answer. I am sure you can help easily. I have 99 Mazda 626 2L and the engine blew. After some research it seems that 93-2002 have the same 4 cyl engine (I think). Now I am looking to put a used engine into the car with as little additional work as possible. I saw some sites listing only 98 and 99 as the years acceptable as replacement motors for my car. So my question to you is: What years of 626 and any other cars are acceptable to use as a replacement? And which years make for an exact m
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