1999 Mazda Protege Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Mazda Protege
1999 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.
1999 Mazda Protege Questions
The E brake button is always pushed in and the E brake goes up and down with tension. When I pull the handle up and hold it the brakes do hold the car on a hill.
Today the brake light went on and off a couple times. My breaks where done over a year ago and are still good. The fluid is fine ...
my car did crank at one point but it wont stay crunk it just cuts off
I tried to restart the car and it wont start. But sounds like it wants to.
1999 Mazda Protege Recalls
1999 Mazda Protege Reviews
Really fun car to drive. Maintenance isn't tough. at 140 000 miles, and going strong. Get the upgraded EGR valve (cheaper at the dealer than at auto parts stores) to solve that problem with rough idle. Also causing rough idle was a leaking intake manifold gasket. Clean the MAF occasionally with electrical contact cleaner, and had to set the valve lash at 120 000 (much quieter at startup at -20...
brakes and suspension noisy. plus I get the dreaded engine light(EGR CODE) from time to time.I keep medium grade gas in it, it doesn't like low grade gas.