1998 Mazda Protege Repair and Maintenance

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

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1998 Mazda Protege Problems

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.

Crank but No Start Condition and No Fuel Pressure

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.

Engine Stalls when Coming to a Stop

If the engine stalls when coming to a stop, check the automatic transmission fluid (ATF) level. Low ATF fluid level can cause the torque converter lock-up to stay on, stalling the engine.

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1998 Mazda Protege Questions

remove and replace the coolant radiator fan (1 answer)

Could someone give a straight answer on the question, I already know the fan does not work, I just need to know the costs parts, labor, taxes and time involved in doing this repair.

bought a new exhaust manifold with gaskets, need to know roughly how much it will cost to have it installed?? (2 answers)

how come my OC light flashes while I'm driving and the check engine light turns on solid then it feels kind of like it downshiftsor like it stays in neutral but it still runs poorlyit doesn't overheat or nothing (1 answer)

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

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1998 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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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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