1993 Mazda Protege Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1993 Mazda Protege

1993 Mazda Protege Problems

Ticking Noise Due to Lack of Oil Flow Through Hydraulic Valve Lifters

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.

Idles Rough, Misfires, and Possible Check Engine Light

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.

Engine 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.

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1993 Mazda Protege Questions

Car 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??

was dirving car died (2 answers)

run while key is in start possion

My car is making a clicking noise mainly when I turn, either left or right,after (1 answer)

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?

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1993 Mazda Protege Recalls

Ignition 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.

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1993 Mazda Protege Reviews

I bought my 1993 totaled and fixed it....it had 18,000 miles then and has 170,000 now. It has been a trouble free reliable vehicle....it gets 40mpg on the hiway if I drive at 65 mph. Iam looking for another one but they are getting hard to find.....I wish they made new cars now like they did these cars
I bought this car many yaers ago when it it had 120,000 miles on it. It has over 250,000 now. Problems I have had all seem to be the norm, struts, brakes, tie rod ends, CV joints, etc. Over all this has been a very reliable car. No auto transmission issues, engine still runs good, not as strong anymore I'm sure the compression is low, interior when cleaned looks very good. The body has just sta...

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