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

Transmission 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.

Misfires Under Load

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.

Engine Misfire Under Load

Vehicles with a V6 engine may develop an engine misfire under load (acceleration). This can be caused by a valve cover gasket leaking oil into a spark plug well, shorting the spark plug to the cylinder head. To repair this concern, the valve cover needs to be resealed and the spark plugs and wires should be replaced.

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1998 Mazda 626 Questions

cost to replace muffler and tail pipe (1 answer)

a code came up on my obd11 that read p1744 and it says its the torque converter (2 answers)

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

Car SHakes when gas pedal is pushed, or won't go up hill, check engine blinks (1 answer)

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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1998 Mazda 626 Recalls

Ignition 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.

Recall 05E065000
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 ...
Recall 00V134000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. AN EXTERNAL SPRING IN THE TIMING BELT TENSIONER COULD BREAK.

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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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