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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1998 Mazda Protege

1998 Mazda Protege

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1998 Mazda Protege Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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 -- Verified

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.

1998 Mazda Protege Questions and Answers

Regan R, 1998 Mazda Protege, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, Buffalo, NY

My car started stalling out at red lights. I'm not sure if it is a 1.5 or 1.8L engine. Putting it in neutral or park works, but obviously won't fix the problem. Have any idea what is the ...

LaToaL, 1998 Mazda Protege, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, Granite City, IL

How am I sure that it is my alternator?

texasgundealer, 1998 Mazda Protege, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Lubbock, TX

the theft deterrent wont go off after replacing the battery. the car wont start.

Hoganct, 1998 Mazda Protege, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, North Branford, CT

I have a a 1.5L 4 cylinder with an automatic transmission

stacy75, 1998 Mazda Protege, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, Rio Rancho, NM

I have a busted carriage bolt to the engine and need to get it repaired. How much does it cost to fix this at a shop.

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1998 Mazda Protege Reviews

Had this car for a few years and have only had to replace a CV joint and still runs strong at 160000 miles.

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