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I can't my alternator out.
According to the service manual, you will need to remove or get the AC compressor out of the way and take the alternator out through the bottom. You may also need to remove a cross member from under the car...
Cranks but won't start - 1999 Mazda 626
Hello. You should have the vehicle checked for loss of fuel pressure. If you have no fuel pressure, then inspect the fuel pump connection and check for power to the pump. If you have power to the fuel pump, then...
Put the clutch but gets stuck on 5 th gear
You will need to check the gear shift linkage when you move it to fifth gear. The most common problem is the gear shift linkage is binding on the body somewhere. Check to make sure the transmission mounts are tight,...
car won't start
No starting conditions are the most common fault found in automobiles. With the car sitting for a month it increases the possibilities of potential faults that prevent the vehicle from starting. The most common causes would be the battery, fuel...
Brake lights and third brake lights not working
When you turn on the head lights you are seeing the parking lights come on. Check to make sure your brake light fuse is good. If it's good, check for power going in and out of brake light when the...
Car vibrates/shakes when sitting still in idle (in gear or in neutral).
This sounds as if you have a low idle condition. I can say your car isn't likely to suffer a catastrophic failure because of this. With a condition such as this, it is normal for it to run rougher when...
timing belt and tensioner replacement
Hello. All noises have to be diagnosed and confirmed so that you don't needlessly spend money on repairs. In your circumstance, your particular car model does require a new timing belt every 60,000 miles anyway, so if the timing belt...
What can be done with a great low mileage engine in a car body that's 30 and falling apart?
It may be possible to find another 1986 Mazda 626 that has a good body but a bad engine to swap it into. Other than that you could potentially sell the car for parts as the turbo motor may be...
Rumbling noise and brake light
The brake light is there to let you know when the brake fluid is low. It is very common for it to turn on and off when it is right at the point of being to low. When you stop,...
My car was smashed just an hour ago
Hello. First of all, I hope that everyone is okay after this accident. The first thing to do would be to make sure that the accident was correctly reported. This job will be one for a body shop. Have the...
Where is the purge valve located on a Mazda 626
Hey there. On a 2000 Mazda 626 2.0L it is in the passenger side of engine compartment on the firewall. If it is a 2.5L, then it is under and near the brake master cylinder.
The Mazda 626 is known for having trouble with the fuel pump. Start by having the fuel pump checked to be sure it is getting continuous power. This can be done by simply turning the key on and listening for...
It sounds like you have a steering problem. You may want to inspect the front end of your car to ensure there are no boots or bushings torn specifically look at the upper and lower ball joints. If everything checks...
A/C drier - accumulator
Your vehicle will only have the receiver drier and it will be near the condenser in front of the radiator. The 1994 model year was the year Mazda may have had either one of the parts but not both. You...
Tachometer and temp guage
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 1994 Mazda 626. The fuse that powers the gauges are the meter fuse 15 amp. It is located in the joint box. If this doesn't fix the issue, consider YourMechanic, as one of...
Lights connected to the same fuse don't work
Hello. This is typically a failure in the headlamp switch or a bad ground connection. However, the most common issue I have found with this is the switch. I would typically start by accessing the back of the switch by...
Transmission not shifting gears, engine died out
Hi there. It sounds like the engine is the issue and not the transmission. If the engine was low on oil, then that will cause a serious engine failure. As the engine failing can cause some strange shifting issues as...
Ac and heater blowing very lightly or not at all.
Hello there; there are many different faults that can cause your 1996 Mazda 626 to have very low or no air coming from the vents. The most common failures are the blower motor, blower motor resistor, or a wiring harness...
Car not running after throttle body with IAC valve replacement
Hi, thanks for writing in. I would recommend retracing your steps. You are definitely on the right track. It sounds like you did a good amount of work to your car, and it is likely that something may been skipped...
Loud squeaky noise when starting the car
Hello. This noise could be an idler pulley for the accessory/serpentine belt, or it could be the water pump bearing failing. In either case, a failure will almost certainly be immediate, and repair should be made immediately. A failed belt...

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