The car sputters and cuts off when I am backing up,or stopping and starting. I can press the accelerator and the car doesn't move for a few seconds then catches. I just had the oxygen & air flow sensor,air hose replaced for 900.00 and the problem persist. Any ideas?
Car sputters and cuts off on 2002 Mazda Protege
by doozer in Ahoskie, NC on June 05, 2010
ANSWER by Superbob on September 15, 2010
Check for an intake air leak such as loose clamps or a split intake air duct. Also could have a faulty airflow sensor, these cars had airflow sensor problems. here's a directory link for you and and estimator. http://repairpal.com/directory?address=27910&car_brand_names=Mazda http://repairpal.com/estimator?car_type_id=3560