1996 Mazda Protege Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Mazda Protege

1996 Mazda Protege Problems

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.

Misfires Under Load

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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1996 Mazda Protege Questions

running 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

why is there a huge draw on battery when trying to start it? (1 answer)

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 ...

Where is coil or coil pack on 1996 mazda protege? And which one do I need? (2 answers)

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.

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1996 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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