Sunday, October 16, 2016

How to Open a 1999 Mazda™ 626 LX Hood

My vehicle a 1999 Mazda 626 LX automobile
Mazda 626 LX
By Gary Boutin

Tools and Supplies:
Service Manual

This post is designed to assist in opening the 1999 Mazda 626 LX engine hood. Step 8 shows an example of a yearly maintenance log to work for your vehicle. 

This post shows the eight steps on opening a 1999 
Mazda 626 LX engine hood.

Step 1: Fig.1 and fig.2 shows the 1999 Mazda 626 LX V6-2.5L DOHC sedan. 
This Mazda is an 626 LX
Fig.2 - 626 LX Sedan
Step 2: Use your service manual to locate the engine hood. The manual should be in your glove compartment.
Step 3: Fig.3 shows that while siting in your Mazda look towards the left side of the car to locate the hood lever.

Fig.3 Drivers side
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the car door is open and the hood latch is were the black arrow points. Releasing the interior lever by pulling forward.
Open the auto door, on the left side of the wheel is the pull lever, pull forward
Fig.4 Hood Lever
Step 5: Fig.5 shows the black hood lever. Fig.6 shows two finger pulling the lever forward.
Fig.5 Black Hood lever
Fig.6 Pull forward
Step 6: Fig.7 shows to place your fingers in the middle of the hood to push the hood lever. Fig.8 shows the hood lever catch mechanism.

Fig.7 Fingers in the middle
Fig.8 Hood catch
Step 7: Fig.9 through fig.11 shows the hood metal rod or hood spring.
Fig.9 Hood rod
Fig.10 Hood rod location
Fig.11 Hood is 
open for service
Step 8: The table below shows a yearly plan used for maintaining my vehicle. If something that is damaged on this chart repair it immediately, do not wait for your maintenance list.

monthly /or
3 months/
3000 miles
6 months/ or
6000 miles
9 months/ or
Check Engine Light On Automatic Transmission Fluid Automatic Transmission Fluid Automatic Transmission Fluid Automatic Transmission Fluid

Cleaning Cables
Battery and Cables Battery and Cables Battery and Cables Battery and Cables
Lights Belts Belts Belts Belts
Tire Inflation /Condition Check Engine Light On Chassis Lubrication Check Engine Light On Brakes
Tire Inflation /Condition Exhaust Check Engine Light On Engine Air Filter Cabin Air Filter
All liquids Hoses Polish Engine Oil and Filter Check Engine Light On

Lights Engine Air Filter Exhaust Polish

Power Steering Fluid Engine Oil and Filter Fuel Filter Coolant (Antifreeze)

Tire Inflation and Condition Exhaust Hoses Engine Air Filter

Windshield Washer Fluid Fuel Filter Lights Engine Oil and Filter

Hoses Power Steering Fluid Exhaust

Lights Tire Inflation and Condition Fuel Filter

Power Steering Fluid Windshield Washer fluid Hoses

Tire Inflation and Condition


Windshield Washer Fluid

Power Steering Fluid

Wiper Blades

Steering and Suspension

Tire Inflation and condition

Windshield Washer Fluid

Wiper Blades

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