1998 Mazda 626 Repair and Maintenance

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

1998 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.

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

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1998 Mazda 626 Questions

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...

When slowing to a stop to rapidly the engine sometimes stalls out.

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1998 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. AN EXTERNAL SPRING IN THE TIMING BELT TENSIONER COULD BREAK.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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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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