1990 Mazda Protege Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Mazda Protege

1990 Mazda Protege Problems

The timing belt tensioner pulley may make a squealing noise from the timing cover area on cold startup. An updated tensioner with a thicker mounting bracket to eliminate vibration may be needed to solve the problem.

An electrically shorted air flow sensor can cause a crank-no start condition. Diagnosis may show that ignition spark is normal, and there are no trouble codes stored.

Misfires under load (acceleration) can be caused by leaky spark plug boots. When a spark plug boot leaks, it allows the spark to arc, or jump, to the cylinder head. New spark plug wires will be needed.

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1990 Mazda Protege Questions

water pump licking, the car is over heating

when i have about 1/4 or less gas left in my fuel tank car kinda chokes when turning and giving it gas on the corners, but when it straightens out it works fine. could it be water in my fuel tank?

currently was driving it and parked. when i started it and went down the road i had noticed that the speedometer had quit working. what would be the cause of that?

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1990 Mazda Protege Reviews

Car runs great and great on gas mileage (about 35 mpg city). only problem ive had is with the speedometer quit working.

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