Mazda 323,Mazda 626 & Mazda 929 Whether the compact 323, the mid sized 626, or the full sized 929, these vehicles remain very popular even though production has stopped.

1998 Mazda 626 with harsh upshift

  #1  
Old 07-03-2007, 09:38 PM
JCG
JCG is offline
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2
Default 1998 Mazda 626 with harsh upshift

I began to have transmission problems with my 626 a little over one year ago. It has automatic transmission. I took it to a major nationwide transmission specialist. They are the ones that use "beep, beep" in their name. They rebuilt the transmission. Ever since then, when the car shifts from 1st to 2nd gear, the car "jerks." It is very easy to feel, especially in bumper to bumper traffic when you are accelerating and decelerating frequently. The transmission shop was "grasping at straws" and could not find the cause of this problem. Each time I took it back to them, the only thing they could suggest is to replace the engine mounts. They claimed that the engine mounts were in bad shape. After the 5th visit to the transmission shop, I finally let them replace the engine mounts. After paying for parts and labor, it cost me a little over $1000. The replacement of the engine mounts did not solve the problem. The owner of the franchise has told me in writing that they will correct this problem, but I've had my car in their shop 5 times. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Any suggestions?
 
  #2  
Old 07-04-2007, 03:15 AM
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 29
Default RE: 1998 Mazda 626 with harsh upshift

unless it's a rediculous hard shift, you're in the clear. check on the tranny mounts. i assume you've only had the engine mounts taken care of. as long as the shift isn't mushy, then you're good. when the shift is hard(er), that means that the transmission is hitting the gear right, and the gears aren't worn out.
 
  #3  
Old 07-04-2007, 01:06 PM
JCG
JCG is offline
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2
Default RE: 1998 Mazda 626 with harsh upshift

Hello woo7,

I failed to mention that the transmission mounts were replaced as well. The harsh upshift is really noticeable. In every other vehicle I've ever owned, the upshift was barely noticeable, if noticeable at all. That is not the case with my 626. We can feel a sharp "jerk" when the car shifts from 1st to 2nd gear. It is much less noticeable when shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear. If you have any other thoughts or suggestions, please reply.

Thanks
 
  #4  
Old 07-10-2007, 07:28 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2
Default RE: 1998 Mazda 626 with harsh upshift

I just bought a 98 mazda 626 a couple weeks ago and I have noticed the same problem. My dad use to be a mechanic and he don't even know what it could be. Could just be the way the engine is built.
My mazda has 120,000 miles.
 
  #5  
Old 07-26-2007, 01:29 PM
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 10
Default RE: 1998 Mazda 626 with harsh upshift

i have a 98 626 and had my transmission rebuilt. my car didn't start the jerking shift thing until after i had it rebuilt. i have no idea what it is and haven't bothered to get it checked out. it happens alot when i'm at a stop and try to take off too fast. the car will tend to jerk but then it catches up.

what i've learned by being a 626 owner is that the only way to get these strange things fixed, is to get rid of the car.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
alegoric
General Tech
10
04-15-2009 08:05 PM
626newby
Mazda 323,Mazda 626 & Mazda 929
1
01-17-2009 02:29 PM
damianiw
Mazda 323,Mazda 626 & Mazda 929
0
08-10-2008 04:41 PM
xixla
Mazda 323,Mazda 626 & Mazda 929
1
04-07-2008 02:51 AM
bridgeybaby30
Mazda 323,Mazda 626 & Mazda 929
2
12-09-2007 07:38 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 1998 Mazda 626 with harsh upshift


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.