1993 Mazda Protege Repair and Maintenance

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

1993 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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1993 Mazda Protege Questions

When I drive I notice a foul burning smell, and smoke...the wheel on the left side is very hot to touch. Then when it happens, I have to let it cool off because I can't get the car to move...the car also shakes when I drive at 60mph or higher.

where is the transmission pump located

I need to replace the passenger side cv joint/axle. I got that out no problem, lots of prying room. I was told I should replace both at the same time. I am trying to get out the driver side. I have no room to get at the section connected to trans. It is block by several things including braces un...

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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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