1993 Mazda Protege Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1993 Mazda Protege
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1993 Mazda Protege ProblemsEngine Cranks and Doesn't Start
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.
A loose or corroded ground terminal on the driver's side of the cylinder head can cause a rough idle, misfires, and there may be trouble codes. Restore the ground to the cylinder head.
A loud ticking noise may be heard from the top of the engine, particularly when the engine is still cold. It may also be heard after the engine returns to idle after freeway driving. The noise is commonly caused by a lack of oil flow through the hydraulic valve lifters. Modified lifters are available to alleviate the problem. Following the maintenance schedule for oil changes will also help prevent a recurrence of the noise.
1993 Mazda Protege QuestionsCar won't start changed ignition switch but that wasn't it could it be starter? (3 answers)
How can I tell if it's the switch starter or the key hole itself??
run while key is in start possion
after the turn is completed, it stops. I also smell something funny- sort of like a burnt smell. What do you think it could be?
1993 Mazda Protege RecallsIgnition Electrical Switch Overheats
The electrical portion of the ignition switch may lack proper grease at the contact points, leading to the points becoming conductive and overheating. Dealers will replace the ignition switch free of charge to resolve the concern.