2000 Mazda Protege Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Mazda Protege

2000 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.

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.

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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2000 Mazda Protege Questions

Cylinderhead specs (1 answer)

Tourqe specs

Trying to find REAL trim of my car to get the correct brake pad replacements! (1 answer)

Hi,
On under my door it says Displacement 1800 but on the outside of the car I have an LX sticker. I looks like this combination doesn't exist. I've looked everywhere online for my trim and it says LX are supposed to have 1.6l engines.

I've already ordered the wrong brake pads ...

Why will my car turnover but not run? (1 answer)

Fuel pressure is fine but when I try to start it acts like its starting and then doesn't

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2000 Mazda Protege Recalls

Mazda Recalls 2000-2001 Protege Due to Damaged Left Rear Brake Hose

Some left rear brake hoses were damaged upon vehicle assembly. A damaged brake hose could lead to brake failure. Dealers will inspect and replace the hose as necessary.

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2000 Mazda Protege Reviews

car has 138,000 miles. Just got eng light-replaced manifold gasget.134,000 miles eng light-replaced catalytic converter.130,000 miles eng light-replaced air intake hose. 69,000 miles eng crankshaft bad-new short block-Mazda shared cost.I have maintained car at dealer and only complaint was a timing belt tensioner failure at 79,000 miles covered by dealer. Car 1.8 eng and stick runs great and l...
Over All my car runs good.
squeaking sounds in the back at low speeds is the only problem, my car is now at 160,000 miles and has no other problems though. really solid car. and great on gas =D

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