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My sons 1990 626 ran great. I change the oil and reconnected the speedometer cable that had vibrated loose. took it for a drive to make sure I didn't have any oil leaks. It ran for about 5 minutes and just died. Left it set for a couple of hours, it started right up and ran great for about 3 minutes and shut off like I turned the key off. I disconnected the battery to see if resetting the computer would help. I reconnected the battery after about 3 hours. started right up again ran for a while but shut down again. Change fuel filter even though it pumped lots of gas with the old filter taken loose at the out port. I didn't check for anything else. Any suggestions?

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    I have a similar issue with my daughters 1990 Mazda 626. Car won't start or tun over. No interior lights work. Headlights work fine. Battery is low on voltage. New battery issue or fuse issue? Will have to have towed to garage I guess.

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My car was running fine, stalled in traffic once, restarted it without a problem, drove a few more miles and it just died - wouldn't start, still had lights though. Sat for a few hours, had it towed to my mechanic, he got in and it started up, right away. Drove it off his lot, ran some errands, few hours later it just died again, had it towed back to the mechanic - he put in new coil, did a tune up, picked it up, still having problems with it, got it home, next morning going to work, it died again, towed it back to the mechanic, he still has it - very frustrating. Any suggestions? This is a 1990 626 Mazda

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We'll assume fuel is good..leaving spark and air..and management of systems(computer /sensors)...so the speedo cable was disconnected? try taking it loose again , test drive and report back please

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