1998 Mazda 626 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Mazda 626
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1998 Mazda 626 Problems
Premature automatic transmission failure is common. Diagnoses of the fault will be necessary to determine if repair or replacement is the proper repair.
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.
1998 Mazda 626 Questions
p1744 says its the torque converter clutch solenoid. I am wondering where that is located and is it an expensive fix? It is a mazda 626, automatic tranny, 1998. The car starts shifting hard after the car has warmed up. 45-60min
Problem happens all the time. Whenever I try to push the gas pedal, my car violently shakes, and won't accelerate, check engine flashes, a minute later the car is running again smoothly, until I have to go up a hill, or statt accelerating faster. And not a little shaking- but violently. My ca...
1998 Mazda 626 Recalls
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.
1998 Mazda 626 Reviews
Mine is 2.0L with manual transmission. I enjoy the frugality of this car.
The car is ok - we've had to pay a lot on repairs and it gets old...but overall it gets the job done
Excellent all around