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2001 Mazda Protege

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2001 Mazda Protege Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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 -- Verified

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 -- Verified

If the engine cranks but does not start, and diagnosis shows no fuel pressure, the fuel pump relay is frequently the problem. If the fuel pump relay is defective, the fuel pump will not energize and therefore, not generate fuel pressure so the engine can run.

2001 Mazda Protege Recalls (Recent)

Brakes, February 20, 2001

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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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2001 Mazda Protege Questions and Answers

jlacoure, 2001 Mazda Protege, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Conroe, TX

The check engine light is coming on in my mazda protege it is a 2001 with a 2.0L. I can I check and see what the engine code is so i can get it fixed. do i need to take it to a dealer

AlleyCast, 2001 Mazda Protege, Midland, TX

Bought this car used at 134k. When i bought it the A/C & Heat worked fine, but one day it just locked up. It only turns anout 1/4 of the way around and will only blow from dash and dash/feet.

cw1981, 2001 Mazda Protege, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Springfield, MO

i am wanting to know if there is any other year or model mazda engine that can interchange with a 2001 mazda protege lx with a 2.0 and auto trans

slsmith504, 2001 Mazda Protege, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Owings Mills, MD

2001 Madza Protege ES 88k. Car drives fine. When in Drive and Idling the car starts to vibrate. When I start driving or put the car im neutral the vibration stops. I'm thinking time for trans ...

badblaine, 2001 Mazda Protege, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Weirton, WV

if the alt. belt breaks and just curious do you need to reline the timing,just wondering about the bending valves,never worked on one,neigbors car

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