1996 Mazda 626 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Mazda 626

1996 Mazda 626 Problems

If the engine cranks but does not start, it may be caused by a tripped inertia switch. Switch the key to "ON" and the fuel pump should be heard running for a second or two. Listen at the gas filler if necessary. If you do not hear the pump the inertia switch should be reset, it will "click" when it is reset.

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.

The passages for the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system can become restricted or clogged causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate. The EGR valve will need to be inspected and the passages cleaned.

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1996 Mazda 626 Questions

Problem started after changing spark plugs. Cranking but could not start,only to start after 30minutes. Drove to town n the problem starts again.changed spark plugs and put the old one. Crank and start after an hour.drove back home and the problem starts again,just left it lyk that. Next morning ...

Looking at a 1996 mazda 626 6cyl dohc manual transmission. Car has been running great. Drove home from work, locked it up, come out to start it and it just cranks over, no fire. I smell no gas and I have no spark from the distibutor. Have 12v to coil and the 5v to coil. Is there a inertia switch ...

Lots of places say they have manuals for free. I have yet to find one that either you have to sign up with a membership fee or buy the manual at whatever price they deem.

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1996 Mazda 626 Recalls

CERTAIN SPX FILTRAN FUEL FILTERS WITH A 45-DEGREE ANGLE INLET TUBE, MODEL 800F350-S1, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT FILTERS FOR 1993-1997 FORD PROBE,1993-2001 MAZDA 626 AND MX-6, AND 1983-1994 LOYAL, 3-DOOR COUPE, HATCHBACK, SEDAN, WAGON, BRAT, DL, GL, GL-10, RX, XT, AND XT6 PASSENGER VEHICLES WITH EFI OR ...VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE SAS SENSOR UNIT. THESE VEHICLES CAN EXPERIENCE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENTS IN MINOR UNDERCARRIAGE IMPACTS.

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1996 Mazda 626 Reviews

This was easily the worst car I have ever owned!!! Bought it cheap from an in-law that I thought could be trusted, what a huge mistake that was! The car had about 80,000 miles when I bought it and had just had a new transmission installed because the original failed. The replacement transmission lasted less then 4 months, had it rebuilt and it lasted less then 2 months. I went back to my tr...

where is theEEC located in engine or distributor

Have a '96 626 2.0 DOHC auto w/153750 miles. Original owner. I had the tranny rebuilt on '00 and then again '10. Car can still run up & down I5 from L.A. to San Fran at 75-80 w/no issues. Just keep the liquids up and keep it tuned. Redid suspension, boot, just stuff that ages. This is my 5th Mazda since 19977. The first one was a Cosmo, then a 626,another 626, an MX6, now this 626 since late '...

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