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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1998 Mazda 626

1998 Mazda 626

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1998 Mazda 626 Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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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.

Drive Train -- Verified

Premature automatic transmission failure is common. Diagnoses of the fault will be necessary to determine if repair or replacement is the proper repair.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

If the engine cranks but will not start, it may be due a failed distributor. In the diagnosis, it may be discovered that the Electronic Engine Control (EEC) Unit is the cause if ignition spark is restored after disconnecting the Spark Output (SPOUT) Connector.

1998 Mazda 626 Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, December 3, 1998

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED IN A HOT, HUMID ENVIRONMENT WITH THE WINDOW OPEN AND AIR CONDITIONER RUNNING, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR CONDENSATION TO ENTER THE AUDIO UNIT AND CAUSE A SHORT CIRCUIT.

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Engine, September 28, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. AN EXTERNAL SPRING IN THE TIMING BELT TENSIONER COULD BREAK.

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Engine, September 27, 2005

Summary: 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 TURBO ENGINES. THESE FILTERS ARE PACKAGED AS WIX, NAPA, AND CARQUEST BRAND FUEL FILTERS. CERTAIN SPX FILTRAN FUEL FILTERS WITH A 90-DEGREE ANGLE INLET TUBE, MODEL 800F300-S2, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT FILTERS FOR 19983-1994 SUBARU VEHICLES WITH EFI OR TURBO ENGINES. THESE FILTERS ARE PACKAGED AS WIX, NAPA, AND CARQUEST BRAND FUEL FILTERS. FUEL MAY LEAK FROM THE FILTER DUE TO NON-CONFORMING BRAZING WELDS WHERE THE INLET TUBE IS CONNECTED TO THE FILTER CAN.

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Engine, January 15, 1998

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. DUE TO A PROGRAMMING ERROR, THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) INSTALLED CAN, UNDER CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS, TRIGGER A SHIFT IN AIR-FUEL RATIO TO AN OVERLEAN CONDITION.

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1998 Mazda 626 Questions and Answers

allenemetz, 1998 Mazda 626, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Mounds, OK

the car got hard to start for a few days ,and then quit running .its getting fire and i can smill gas.what can it be?

rallen, 1998 Mazda 626, 2.5L V6, Long Beach, CA

how do i check the electric fan on my Madza 626 ES.

just, 1998 Mazda 626, 2.5L V6, Cottondale, FL

I recharged my friends 626 and now when she turn on the ac. the clutch make a squeaking noise. I put about (2)lbs in it. After driving for a while it will stop when the car cools off it start squ...

just, 1998 Mazda 626, 2.5L V6, Cottondale, FL

How to remove some of the refrig. from the a/c system.
Thanks,
just

dirty502, 1998 Mazda 626, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Columbus, IN

when i press my clutch to shift gears it pretty much hits the floor board...theres plenty of fluid in it...whats wrong with it? and how can i fix it? thanks

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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

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