1997 Mazda 626 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Mazda 626
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1997 Mazda 626 ProblemsTransmission Failure Common
Premature automatic transmission failure is common. Diagnoses of the fault will be necessary to determine if repair or replacement is the proper repair.
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.
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.
1997 Mazda 626 QuestionsWhat's a rough estimate on getting a new transmission for the car? (1 answer)
Was driving home my lights went dim to off radio on and off made it home went out and it didnt start got a jump start it runs but when its turned off it will not start
1997 Mazda 626 RecallsIgnition Electrical Switch Overheats
The electrical portion of the ignition switch may lack proper grease at the contact points, leading to the points becoming conductive and overheating. Dealers will replace the ignition switch free of charge to resolve the concern.