1998 Mazda 626 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Mazda 626

1998 Mazda 626
$272 to $462
1998 Mazda 626
$274 to $687
1998 Mazda 626
$295 to $860
1998 Mazda 626
$367 to $559
1998 Mazda 626
$899 to $1,982

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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.

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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...

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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.

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. AN EXTERNAL SPRING IN THE TIMING BELT TENSIONER COULD BREAK.

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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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