Explore Your 2002 Mazda Protege

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for the 2002 Mazda Protege

2002 Mazda Protege Problems

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.

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.

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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2002 Mazda Protege Questions

what could be the problem rpm is at 2500 wen i am at 100km

I jad squeal in timing belt housing, water pump died and I replaced both and the timing belt pulley as well. I am 99% sure I set the time on the crank and cams correctly. after reassembly, the car cranks but will not start. I.need a check list. the connections look good, and the mass air flow se...

Got a diagnostic code of P1250. This problem just started a few days ago about the same time the CHECK ENGINE light came on and stayed on. First I just noticed that the engine sounded rough while idling. That has advanced to the threatened or actual stalling. Nervous about driving it and would a...

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