1999 Mazda Protege Repair and Maintenance

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

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

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

I have had this car for a while now. The belt has been replaced four times in the last three months. This car is used. I got it from a really shady guy but the car it's self is not to bad this is a starter car. I just need to find out why the car keeps having problems shredding the belt. I ha...

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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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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...

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