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2001 Mazda 626 problem!!! Hotchevy1965 just answered my question but he mentioned somthing about a "torque converter" i dont know anything about that...and the problems were..engine light goes on for a day or two then shuts off,and its feels like when i accelerate my car cant keep up and it jerks, and if i dont let my car warm up even in the summer i have to put extra pressure on the brake just to stop my car, car shakes in idle...and iv had all fluids checked and flushed new air filter...and alot of feedback from this make and model people say that the trannys in this car fail around 100,000 miles im at 96,000 now is my car safe?

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It sound like you have an issue with your torque converter slipping too much on acceleration and no un locking when you slow down. A torque converter works in a similar manner to a clutch on a manual transmission.

A vehicle is never safe to drive if you have to fight to get the car stopped.

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-NOT a solution-...im having the same issues.. but mine is a 2004 mazda 6 automatic sitting at 130,000miles and i dont have problems with stopping the car. All fluids have been checked.. they say it may be air in the lines? or a fuel pump/filter issue.. idk tho..we replaced them not long ago..the problem mainly is.rpms/shifting seem a bit off around 35-40+ mph, and if I dont let it warm up long enough it jerks forward in spurts -seems/acts like it just wants to take off and go without putting much pressure on the gas-.. took it around to different auto shops but no one in my home town seems to want to try and find the problem let alone try fixing it for me.. i just got it back from having an new ecu put in.. and of course every part had to come from the dealer.-part alone was not cheap in the least-. and they took 3weeks getting the part up to the shop..the nearest mazda dealer to me is an hr drive and I have a 2yr old with me most times so I dont feel like I should chance the drive if its any kind of problem with the transmission.

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