1999 Mazda Protege Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Mazda Protege
- How much does it cost to replace a belt on a 1999 Mazda Protege
- why does my car keep dying after rearend impact w/no cosmetic damage.
- if the timing belt is broken would the belts on out side of motor still turn
- Stalled out buy it self going down road will not restart it just turns over
- Run smoothly for about an hour, it will then stop,will start after 5 minutes apx
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
Airbag light shows that bags deployed, but they didn't. Can jump start it, or use battery charger and it'll fire, but eventually dies. Took cables off battery and it runs, so the alternator isn't bad. Why does it keep doing this?
the fan belt turns when trying to start car would this happen if timing belt is broken
1999 Mazda Protege Recalls
1999 Mazda Protege Reviews
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.
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...