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Repaired timing belt, water pump, and pulley resister. On a 1998 Mazda 626 2.0 engine. Now it hesitate when taking off and loses power not only on hills, but also on level ground. What the heck is wrong?

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  • littlejo Jul 23, 2008

    I took it back to dealer. they checked it out and come up with this: spark plugs and wires need to be changed. The spark plugs are only a month old!? So could this really be the problem?

  • kel smith Jul 24, 2008

    I have a 1990 and Just had my timing belt and water pump replaced and it is losing power when I go up hills or when I first start the car for the first 10 mins. I took it to the dealer and they have no idea too!!!

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Sounds like timing is off when timing belt was replaced

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

  • tom reese Jul 23, 2008

    i could believe plug wires but 1 month old plugs? i would still make sure of timing belt if this doesnt solve it even being off by one tooth can do it

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How does the timing belt cover come off the 1998 Mazda B2500 "


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

2.3L/2.5L Engines
(see Figure 1 - click over pic for zoom)

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Fig. 1: Timing belt cover on the 2.3L/2.5L engine

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Rotate the engine so that No. 1 cylinder is at TDC on the compression stroke. Check that the timing marks are aligned on the camshaft and crankshaft pulleys. An access plug is provided in the cam belt cover so that the camshaft timing can be checked without removal of the cover or any other parts. Set the crankshaft to TDC by aligning the timing mark on the crank pulley with the TDC mark on the belt cover. Look through the access hole in the belt cover to make sure that the timing mark on the cam drive sprocket is lined up with the pointer on the inner belt cover.
Always turn the engine in the normal direction of rotation. Backward rotation may cause the timing belt to jump time, due to the arrangement of the belt tensioner.
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CAUTION When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.
  1. Loosen the alternator retaining bolts and remove the drive belt from the pulleys. Remove the water pump pulley.
  2. Loosen and position the power steering pump mounting bracket and position it aside.
  3. Remove the timing belt outer cover retaining bolts and any interlocking tabs and remove the cover.
To install:
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  2. Install the water pump pulley and fan blades. Install upper radiator hose if necessary. Refill the cooling system.
  3. Position the alternator and drive belts, then adjust and tighten it to specifications.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

Hope helps (remember to rated this answer).

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I need help


Hicksashley,

When you look at the engine on the pulley end you must find a triangular pointer on the main pulley and then look at the two or four cam pulleys for a dot like dent on the fin of the pulley. These are marks for timing, firstly you set the main pulley with the timing mark on the pulley to the triangular mark on the engine just above the pulley to the right or to the left, then you put both cam mark facing each other on the insides level with the top of the block. that it you should be able to start her up if your plug timing is in order,

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