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1998 Mazda 626 • 4 cylinder •

How to replace piston in a 1998 Mazda 626
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Rumrunner0712
February 20, 2011.



Remove cylinder head, remove oil pan, remove rod cap, push rod and piston out top of engine. Remove wrist pin out of rod/piston. Put new piston on rod. Use ring compressor to hold rings while pushing piston back into cylinder insuring facing right direction. Replace rod cap, oil pan and head. Drive away happy.

Tiny
Fixitmr
Feb 20, 2011.
Oops! Forgot to say dull cylinder wall with hone so new rings seat properly. And maybe replace rod bearing with new 1. Have fun

Tiny
Fixitmr
Feb 20, 2011.