1999 Mazda Protege Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Mazda Protege

1999 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.

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.

Idles Rough, Misfires, and Possible Check Engine Light

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.

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1999 Mazda Protege Questions

Battery light on and engine pulsates. The lights dim then brighten. (1 answer)

Replaced the alternator and had battery checked. All was good. Cleaned all the grounds. Checked all the fuses. Traced the ground cable all connections were good. Replaced the PCM and still have this problem. Any other ideas?

I think my car ignition its wet cause yesterday he was normal but the weather (2 answers)

Was too much rain and now at morning he wont's start he try but but nothing

No sound from radio (1 answer)

My little sister had a 99 Mazda that was sold with no sound from the radio but the radio lights up. They said all it needs is a new radio so I bought her one and my fiancé put it in and the same thing! But the speakers aren't crackling like they're blown either. Any suggestions?? Thanks

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1999 Mazda Protege Recalls

Recall 00V301000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A PARTICULAR FACTORY INSTALLED AUDIO UNIT. IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED AT LOW SPEED IN A HOT AND HUMID ENVIRONMENT WITH THE WINDOW OPEN, AIR CONDITIONER RUNNING, AND AUDIO ON, CONDENSED WATER ON THE A/C DUCT SURFACE COULD DROP AND ENTER INTO ...

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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.

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