Top 10 Mazda 626 Parts That Need To Be Repaired

Repairing Mazda 626 parts is sometimes a regular source of problems for drivers of this car. There are so many different pieces of the vehicle which can break, fail, or develop errors that it can be hard to keep up with them all. There is a big market in Mazda 626 aftermarket parts as drivers struggle to keep up with the demand on their wallet and the problems in their car. Understanding the 10 parts of the vehicle which need to be repaired can be a big clue to helping drivers save money.

1) Transmission
Woe is the driver of a Mazda sedan or other 626 who does not change the transmission as soon as possible. Of all the parts in the vehicle, this is one of the most commonly affected by problems. It has long been acknowledged that the automatic transmission just does not work properly, and it becomes overheated quickly. Changing to synthetic fluid might be helpful, but it is really putting off the inevitable.

2) Engine
The Mazda 626 engine is another part of the car which can fail easily. The crank will turn, but the engine itself will just not start. The company described this as a ‘trapped inertia switch’. The Mazda 626 fuel pump does not run if this switch is not in the right position, and hence the car will not start.

3) Spark Plugs
Another acknowledged failure in Mazda 626 parts is in the spark plug, particularly connected to leaking boots. This means that the spark jumps over to the cylinder head, rather than sparking, and this causes a misfire. If this occurs, the wires will need to be replaced.

4) Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve
This becomes clogged or blocked over time, and drivers will see a Check Engine light on the dashboard. In this instance, complete replacement is all that can be done.

5) Distributor
As with the engine failure, there is cranking but no start. This will need to be replaced, and can be bought through a Mazda parts online dealer, rather than spending the full amount, as it is so costly and can occur repeatedly.

6) Electronic Engine Control
This unit can fail, meaning that the engine will not start, again. This can be discovered by disconnecting the Spark Connector, and checking the ignition.

7) Suspension
Knocking or tapping noises in the front wheel is a problem for some of the ‘third generation’ of this car. This is solved with the use of after-factory Mazda 626 parts, including rubber spring seats and struts.

8) Engine (again)
So bad it needed to be covered twice, the engine of the 626, along with all kinds of start-up problems also suffers from slippage which is a disconnection between the camshaft and the friction gears.

9) Brakes
Although relatively ordinary, the breaks on the 626 can regularly leak fluid, meaning that there is not enough in the canisters themselves to control the movement of the break system.

10) Outer Door Handles
Laughable, but the handles on the 626 are likely to come loose, or even fall off when used regularly.