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Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems of the 2002 Mazda 626



Five problems related to transmission not go into gear have been reported for the 2002 Mazda 626.

car   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem 1
Failure Date: 02/12/2010

Failure of transmission, 2002 Mazda 626, twice in last 6 months. Car lurches, stalls, will not shift into gears, have been stuck on busy freeway. Also fuel pump just cuts off and car will not start.

car   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem 2
Failure Date: 07/15/2006

2002 Mazda 626 gear shift cable clip broke, vehicle would not change gears. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair facility which was familiar with the failure. The tech stated that the clip that holds the cable is made of plastic and over time the plastic becomes thin and breaks. The technician used a metal clip when he replaced it.

car   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem 3
Failure Date: 10/26/2005

Mazda 626 2002 total transmission failure. Car 58k miles. The incident made driving the car very difficult and dangerous (especially for merging into high speed traffic). The transmission would just spin and not switch gears properly. There was little warning for this condition to occur. The dealer has replaced the transmission to correct the problem at the owners cost. Note that the transmission used was a Ford model cd4e transmission, designed for lighters cars and put it on the Mazda 626. Mazda knows about the problem and has issued a technical service bulletin to correct the problem but the method of communication through the dealerships was ineffective since there are many other owners with a similar problem (per the articles that I have read on the internet).

car   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem 4
Failure Date: 04/19/2005

Heard noise and bad vibration from front left , it got worse and louder when making turns. Took vehicle to dealer, who stated that front wheel bearing was bad. Around two weeks before the same thing happened, heard loud noise on front right, got louder when turning. Took vehicle to dealer, who replaced front right bearing. Car always serviced at dealer, two weeks before took car to dealer for pulling to the right. Dealer stated it needed an alignment and balancing. Did that next day and same thing happened within the past month. I had new front brakes, new tires, new right and left bearings, and several attempts to balance and rotate tires. Also having problems with transmission, but dealer insisted that nothing was wrong, sometimes the car will not change gears like it should when going over speed bumps. Vehicle stalled several times. Also, had to replace coolant bottle three times, and once car overheated. It was a manufacturing defect.

car   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem 5
Failure Date: 03/18/2005

1) there was no warning of impending failure on the transmission on this vehicle. It simply ceased to function in forward speeds in a mattler of less than half an hour. 2) it was parked on street for about two hours after having been driven 20 miles on the freeway. After starting the car, I shifted into drive and found there was no drive gear. Shifting down, there was second and first available. As I was less than 10 miles from my home, I drove there on back streets, using second gear. Within a mile of my home, second gear failed and first gear barely engaged. I had to have it pushed from a busy intersection to the side of the road. Subsequently, it was towed to a service facility for an estimate. 3) as of today, I have not had it repaired. After an external investigation turned up no answers, I was told that the only way to approach the repair would be to open up and examine it. An initial "guesstimate" was $900 to $2800.