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will a 1997 Mazda 626 transmission or engine interchange with a 1999-2002 Mazda 626 transmission or engine
autozone.com has detailed instructions on replacing the gaskets.
under the intake manifold, between the motor and firewall. its easier to get to when your under your car
distributor or coil
About two years.
The 1997 Mazda 626 starter is located near the back of the engine at the bottom. You can follow the positive battery cable from the battery to the starter.
You can adjust the camshaft on your 1997 Mazda 626 with the camshaft adjustment bolts. You can access the camshaft adjustment bolts by removing the cylinder heads.
Mazda 626 1.8Ltr 1997-2002 Engine code FP Is an interference engine.
The cylinder head must be removed. If you go to that much trouble, it would be best to resurface the head and do a valve job.
On a 1997 Mazda 626 4-cyl, the (electric) fuel pump is located inside the gas tank.