1991 Mazda 626 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1991 Mazda 626

1991 Mazda 626 Problems

Misfires Under Load

Misfires under load (acceleration) can be caused by leaky spark plug boots. When a spark plug boot leaks, it allows the spark to arc, or jump, to the cylinder head. If evidence of arcing can be seen on the inside of the spark plug boot, new spark plug wires will be needed.

Surging When Driving in Forward Gears

If the engine surges while being driven in the forward gears, the intake tube between the mass airflow sensor and throttle body may be split. The damaged intake ducting will need to be replaced.

Knocking from suspension on rough roads due to worn or loose sway bar links
A knocking sound heard from the front or rear suspension while driving over rough roads may be caused by the sway bar linkages. The linkages should be inspected for tightness and condition; there are redesigned linkages if replacement is necessary.

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1991 Mazda 626 Questions

Why would i have water in oil? (1 answer)

I have a 1991 Mazda 626 5 speed transmission and i ran the motor to let it get warm, i pulled the oil dipstick to check oil level and oil mixed with water was spewing out of dipstick?

My engine won't turn over and it looks like there is water leaking from my plugs (2 answers)

Spark plugs are leaking water well 2 are is my engine a rebuild?

I just replaced the fuel pump and filter on a Daewoo Leganza 2002. Why did the c (1 answer)

This happened after adding the same brand fuel and may have been when the new fuel entered the engine.

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1991 Mazda 626 Recalls

Recall 93V174000
RESIN MOLDED FRONT HANDLES FAIL AT THE DOOR LATCH ACTUATING ROD ATTACHMENT, FREEING THE ROD TO FALL INSIDE THE DOOR FRAME. SUBSEQUENT LOWERING OF THE ASSOCIATED WINDOW MAY FORCE THE ACTUATING ROD DOWNWARD AND RELEASE THE DOOR LATCH.
Recall 93E035000
THE GROOVE FOR THE REAR WHEEL BEARING RETAINER RING WAS INCORRECTLY MACHINED.

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1991 Mazda 626 Reviews

Bought the 91 626 LX in Oct/09 on the cheap and new I had to sink at least $500 to make it a decent running car. Replaced the driver side strut mount right away, and replaced the full exhaust system. Car runs grat after you figure out the idle on these cars. Burns about a quart or less oil each month, but I do lots of high speed highway driving. Comfortable car, solid and smooth running. The br...
Bought this car in Sept. 2009 for $500 and I have replaced the entire exhaust, 4 new tires, driver side strut assembly and brakes in the past year and a half. Good, dependable car, just keep the fluids up! Likes to burn a little oil and now I might have a small transmission leak (spotting in the garage). The steering is a little tight, not much power steering help. All in all this Mazda is good...

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