1996 Mazda Protege Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Mazda Protege
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1996 Mazda Protege ProblemsIdles 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.
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.
If the engine cranks but does not start, and diagnosis shows no fuel pressure, the fuel pump relay is frequently the problem. If the fuel pump relay is defective, the fuel pump will not energize and therefore, not generate fuel pressure so the engine can run.
1996 Mazda Protege Questionsrunning fine..stoped added oil..crank but no start..no fire...changed plugs...wi (2 answers)
wires..is in time.......+14 volts at plug on dist
I have a 1996 mazda protege put new distributor coil on it because mechanic said it was coil pack or coil. Now when trying to start it there is a huge draw on battery when cranking engine like battery is low or dead? Put battery in car with chrysler 440 engine turned engine over fast and started ...
I have a 1996 mazda protege with miata engine has no spark was told it was coil or coil pack where is it and what does it look like or which type? so I can replace it.
1996 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.