Question about 1988 Mazda 626 Turbo
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I have an '88 Mazda 626. My ex had it for quite sometime, then I got it. The next day, it killed in the middle of the road for no apparent reason. Then I couldn't start it at all for about 3 hours. I tried it again, yet to no avail... A friend jumped in, turned the key, and she fired right up. I followed her back to my place in my van, and left the Mazda parked since. The battery died in the cold, and I replaced the head terminals, and attempted to jump it. I got some power, yet no retention, and though it was turning, it wasn't firing for more'n a slight choke. I figured Fuel filter of course...
Today, I brought the battery back to Wal-Mart, and exchanged it, then threw it in, re-adjusted the head terminals, ((I had mistakenly put the wrong colored heads on the wrong side.)), connected them, and went to start her up. I got in, and there was no power at all. Turn the key, no click, no hint of energy, just... nothing. Cleaned the heads quite fervantly, re-attached them, got the corrosion off of the ground wire bolted to the frame, and re-connected everything. Same thing... No lights in the interior, no click upon turning the key, no hint of power at all... I spent all day trying to find the one small thing I was missing, and a friend told me to try the head lights... They work fine... So, I have headlights, and that's it... I know that I need to change out the fuel filter, and that the distributor coil needs to be replaced immediately, but why is there no power? What is it that I'm missing? Can anyone point me in the direction of some on-line electrical/power schematics for the '88 Mazda 626?
PLEASE HELP ME!!!
You have lost your main breaker--there is a fuse bank beside the battery and the main(black one) is held in place with 10mm bolts--pull back the cover and all will be evident. This fuse is the first thing to go when you reverse polarity--headlights are straight thru battery and will be all that's powered. Replace the main breaker!
Posted on Mar 03, 2010
KA WAY YA NEEP , PAY ATTENTION TO WHERE THE LEADS GO IN FUTURE YA DUNDERHEAD
Posted on May 07, 2010
There is a big fuse under steering left ,try to re arm it...press the red button.lee
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
You stated you put the terminals on the wrong side,you need to replace your alternator and take a test light and check out the fuse box if its fuel injected you will need new injectors if its got a carb on it, it will need rebuilding also you need to check your timing and check your valves alot of times these are the problems
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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