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1998 Mazda Protege Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Mazda Protege

1998 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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1998 Mazda Protege Questions

my O/d light turns on it blinks and the check engine light stay solid yellowand ask if I'm going 35 40 miles per hour I like goes into neutral or shifts down and when I park and leave it in park sounds like the engine is celebrated

can buy online a radiator for around $100,and give to you to be fix just to save cost. Thanks Michael (Aus)

after car sits for a few hours it takes a long time to start,i smell fuel,and it sounds like it wants to start, but wont,only after 15minutes or so of cranking the car finaly starts, after that it starts fine evrytime...as long as it dont sit for 2 hours..please help, any info, or suggestions are...

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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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