Question about 1999 Mazda 626
Three times in the last year my engine light goes on. Each time I've had it hooked up to the diagnostics machine/computer and the same code appears--P___ (small valve leak). Each time, the car shop could not find anything wrong after a thorough check. This last time the light did not go out--I'm not sure if the code was cleared. The shop suggested I take my car to the Mazda dealer and have it re-flashed. It's about $140.
Looking for a second opinion. The light really bothers me...what happens if something more serious occurs...?
Something may have. if the problem is fixed, the light goes out after a certain amount of start stop cycles. so the original problem looks like has reaccured since it was never repaird eh? did they say what a "small valve leak" means? is the code still the same? if so, i would say there is a small valve leak............lol..........i think discnecting the battery for period of time and reconnecting wil reset the computer. this is probably what the shop does anyway and calls it reflash for 140$.
hope this was helpful...............doug
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
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