start the engine cold check engine light flashes and the idle is very rough engine jerks. drove it yesterday when i noticed the problem engine light flashing engine was jerking and spitting sounding like a vac leak
check engine light flashes and engine jerks on 1999 Mazda 626
More than likely it's misfiring, (flashing chk light)
I have the same problem. After research found that transmission of mazda has a lifespan of only 90k to 130k. Now my car has 130k and transmission cannot change gears and torque converter issues. Cost for me is $1300. Let me know what you found.