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  • avatar sylvia 12/31/07 9:31 pm PST

    I hate to say it but the 626 had a number of transmission complaints due to the Ford tranny being put in the heavier Mazda 626.

    Mazda did issue a technical service bulletin (TSB) for this # 0500502 telling how to compensate for this problem by installing a transmission cooling kit. You can download the TSB here http://www.estreetjournal.com/tsb.pdf (PDF)

    That may or may not be your issue but worth checking out. The source listed below has some pretty harrowing tales of people on their 2nd and 3rd transmissions.

    Best of luck and don't hesitate to stop back with more questions or perhaps an answer for another car-being in need.

    Source: http://www.estreetjournal.com/Mazda.htm

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  • sylvia 12/31/07 9:31 pm PST

    I hate to say it but the 626 had a number of transmission complaints due to the Ford tranny being put in the heavier Mazda 626.

    Mazda did issue a technical service bulletin (TSB) for this # 0500502 telling how to compensate for this problem by installing a transmission cooling kit. You can download the TSB here http://www.estreetjournal.com/tsb.pdf (PDF)

    That may or may not be your issue but worth checking out. The source listed below has some pretty harrowing tales of people on their 2nd and 3rd transmissions.

    Best of luck and don't hesitate to stop back with more questions or perhaps an answer for another car-being in need.

    Source: http://www.estreetjournal.com/Mazda.htm

  • hubbabubba62 01/14/09 7:30 pm PST

    I have a 94 626lx I bought a few months ago, and the auto tranny has gone out on it. When I bought it the guy told me the tranny had been rebuilt 8 months ago . At first the hold light started coming on after I went up this steep hill, and put it in D2. It started slipping and sounding bad. I put it back in "D" and it drove ok for a few more weeks, and it drove alright, with the hold light blinking. It was around Chrismas, so the blinking light fit the occassion. So right now I have a car that runs but don't move. After hearing about all the nightmares people have been talking about these cars, I don't know wether to fix it or junk it.

    Gary

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