1998 Mazda 626 Consumer Review: Weak transmissions
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1998 Mazda 626 Sedan - Consumer Review

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Weak transmissions
By Fenderroads on

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1998 Mazda 626 DX 4dr Sedan

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I bought the car for my daughter in 1998 for her to finish high school and go off to college in. The car has never left her stranded, but the automatic transmission has greatly increased the cost of a higher education. I've had the transmission replaced twice, once at 55K miles, and again at 120K. The clutch packs appear to be the weak link in the transmission. I had to change the heater coil in 2000. I made the repairs myself one week end. I'll never do that again.

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The parking brake.

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Transmission & cooling system.
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