Mazda

Mazda repair questions? Ask mechanics for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

99 mazda 626, 4 cylinder current mileage 154,000 Clutch was…

Customer Question
99 mazda 626, 4...
99 mazda 626, 4 cylinder current mileage 154,000
Clutch was replaced about 5 years ago (I drive about 10K/year).
Clutch not spongy or significantly different travel to engage/disengage than I've had in past.
For the last few weeks, at around 3000-3500 rpm, it kind of feels like the engine is spinning free - no (less) power to the wheels. It's most noticeable in 3rd gear. The car does not decelerate, but won't accelerate any more unless I keep revs to around 3000.
I hope that explains what's happening.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Mazda
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Mazda Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Is this my clutch? If not, suggestions?Approximately what should this cost? Last clutch replacement was in 500-800 dollar range.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Posted by JustAnswer at customer's request) Hello. I would like to request the following Expert Service(s) from you: Live Phone Call. Let me know if you need more information, or send me the service offer(s) so we can proceed.
Answered in 5 hours by:
1/27/2016
Mazda Mechanic: Greg, import technician replied 2 years ago
Greg
Greg, import technician
Category: Mazda
Satisfied Customers: 7,443
Experience: 17 years shop owner import
Verified

Hi .

Yes this is a clutch friction plate that needs replacing , at the stage you are now at its possible to jut have the plate replaced and the release bearing.

That is if the pressure plate is still unmarked on the plate surface ,this will save you some cash in parts .

Check your local parts store for this part will save a lot over OE parts .

Check out a few local known good indy shops and get a price quote .

Let them know you have the parts and need the labor rate .

Need any follow up help then please get back to me with the reply button, and not the poor or bad service.
This way i can get back to you or suggest another expert if needed.

If i do not get back to you then i may be off line, and when i get back online i will get back to you..

Your deposit does not pay me until the answer is rated in a positive way,
Not rating or a bad rating does not constitute a refund.

If you are not happy or you have sorted out your problem before the answer then please let me know with the reply button .

Kind regards Greg.

Ask Your Own Mazda Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hi Greg,Thank you.Also saw some comments, in my research in re: master and slave cylinders and leaking. Could either of these be part of my problem. And, if the pressure plate is marked, is this a part available at parts stores.Last couple questions, for these parts, any mfg brand you'd suggest? Last one, any idea the hours for changing out the friction plate and/or the pressure plate?If it's convenient, I'd like to chat about this a bit. I tend to be kind of anal and talking might get us thru this quicker, in case I think of other questions when you answer mine.I believe my phone number is ***** my file, but, please note I'm in California not Illinois as the area code might suggest. Also, I tend to be up till around midnite if that fits your schedule.Thank you again.
Mazda Mechanic: Greg, import technician replied 2 years ago

Leaking master or slave cylinder would start to make it hard to select .

Will set a a phone call.

Rgds Greg

Ask Your Own Mazda Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a mazda mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Greg Your Own Question
Greg
Greg
Greg, import technician
Category: Mazda
Satisfied Customers: 7,443
7,443 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 17 years shop owner import

Greg is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Drew

Drew

Super Mazda Tech.

2,188 satisfied customers

19 yrs. experience. Mazda Senior Certified Tech, with Ford, Linc. & Merc. experience. ASE L1 Advanced Certified Master Tech.

Chris (aka- Moose)

Chris (aka- Moose)

Technician

867 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

mazdamaster577

mazdamaster577

Master Technician

691 satisfied customers

mazda master/shop foreman for 15 years.

George H.

George H.

ASE Certified Technician

457 satisfied customers

15+Years

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

- Mazda Tech -

399 satisfied customers

18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Mazda Diagnostics

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Mazda Mechanic

273 satisfied customers

17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.

Mazda Ed

Mazda Ed

ASE Certified Technician

264 satisfied customers

ASE Certified Mazda Master Technician

< Previous | Next >

Related Mazda Questions
When the cooling fan strats doesn't stop, even when i switch
when the cooling fan strats doesn't stop , even when i switch off the car it continue running roughly 1 minutes … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
867 satisfied customers
How do you remove the master cylinder reservoir? The car has
The car has the two bolts removed but it won't come off. Is there a trick… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
867 satisfied customers
I have a 04 Mazda6 3.0L that has a studder in it while in
I have a 04 Mazda6 3.0L that has a studder in it while in park, lurches in reverse, and stammers when in drive if you try to keep it at a fixed speed … read more
fordguy4u
fordguy4u
Automotive Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
70 satisfied customers
My Mazda Demio Lady is not starting. There is no signal of
There is no signal of electricity in sparking plugs. … read more
Cesar Jimenez
Cesar Jimenez
Owner/CEO
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
171 satisfied customers
Several days ago discussed damaged Mazda 3 clutch release
Several days ago discussed damaged Mazda 3 clutch release cylinder with you. Vehicle is now in my garage and I have a photo of the cylinder. I have the trans axle out of the vehicle and have examined … read more
kalamykid
kalamykid
Pactor automotive
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
97 satisfied customers
THE DASH SHIFT INDICATOR IS STUCK IN DRIVE, SHIFTER MA. THE
THE DASH SHIFT INDICATOR IS STUCK IN DRIVE, SHIFTER MA … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
867 satisfied customers
The right rear turn signal doesn't work. The blinker blinks
The right rear turn signal doesn't work. The blinker blinks slow once then speeds up. I put a factory bulb in and checked the continuity of the lamp holder. … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
867 satisfied customers
My key fob stopped working. I just replaced the battery a
My key fob stopped working. I just replaced the battery a week ago. The backup fob is working well. … read more
Greg
Greg
import technician
7,443 satisfied customers
Are you I have a Mazda 6 that backfires when accelerating
hey how are you I have a Mazda 6 that backfires when accelerating and it seems to be idling rough and it pulls up the code random misfire what do I need to do … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
867 satisfied customers
Limp mode. 2006 mazda miata. I am fixing i am stumped
Limp mode JA: What is the model/year of your Mazda? Customer: 2006 mazda miata JA: Are you fixing your Miata yourself? What have you tried so far? Customer: I am fixing i am stumped JA: Anything else … read more
Richard Greer
Richard Greer
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
46 satisfied customers
2008 mazda 3 hatchback 2.4L AT light came on but no check
2008 mazda 3 hatchback 2.4L AT light came on but no check engine light. I replaced output(pulse generator)speed sensor and solved the problem for a day. AT light is on again should I replace the input… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
867 satisfied customers
The tail pipe is smoking. 137. I got oil changed like a
The tail pipe is smoking JA: How many miles are on the car? Have you been losing oil or coolant? Customer: 137 JA: What is the model/year of your Mazda? Customer: I got oil changed like a month ago JA… read more
baddad1
baddad1
technician
High School or GED
5 satisfied customers
07 Mazda B4000 4.0L sohc I need timing chain and cylinder
07 Mazda B4000 4.0L sohc I need timing chain and cylinder head re-installation instructions.… read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
5,460 satisfied customers
I have a 2010 BT50 3li I have a reco eng new injections .i
Hi I have a 2010 BT50 3li I have a reco eng new injections .i have checked compression and tappets clearance when you start it. It blows black smoke and runs like if running on 3 cylinders it feels li… read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
I have a 2011 CX9 and the water pump went out. A CF to be
I have a 2011 CX9 and the water pump went out. A CF to be sure! We're there any recalls for this device? Short of putting a new engine in it I don't know what to do. It only had 80,000 miles on it whe… read more
Eric
Eric
Auto Technician
589 satisfied customers
Something broke on the inside of the passenger side door
Something broke on the inside of the passenger side door with the door closed cant get panel off because cant get the door open. How do I get the door open? … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
867 satisfied customers
I have two 2003 Mazda pickup trucks. one is a 3000 with a
I have two 2003 Mazda pickup trucks. one is a 3000 with a blown motor the other is a 4000 with rotten body. … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
867 satisfied customers
Low beam light went out on passenger side (2009 Mazda 6),
Low beam light went out on passenger side (2009 Mazda 6), purchased a new bulb and put it in and it did not turn on. … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
867 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x