2001 Mazda Protege Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Mazda Protege

2001 Mazda Protege Problems

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.

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.

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2001 Mazda Protege Questions

Installed new battery an radio want come on (1 answer)

Why radio want come on anymore an fuss not blown

The ABS & brake lights come on simultaneously sporadically; what does that mean? (1 answer)

Oil light turned on can it shut down your car? (1 answer)

If the oil light turns on can it shut down the motor? Motor did not rattle. What can also make the car shut down if it is not the oil light?

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2001 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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