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Mazda Protege Idles Rough, Misfires, and Possible Check Engine Light

 
Mazda Protege Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Engines Affected: 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 147,500 mi (60,000 mi - 243,000 mi)

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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.

  • Visitor, , 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 60,000 mi

    Idles Rough, Misfires, and Possible Check Engine Light.

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  • Visitor, , 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 128,000 mi

    Rough idling, sputtering upon startup. Rough when driving. Blinking check engine light.

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 156,000 mi

    Check engine light flashes somethings then stops..does it randomly more on the highway. Then sometimes check engine light stays on. Seems to lose power only when check engine light flashes

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  • Visitor, , 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 170,000 mi

    Idles Rough, Misfires, and check Engine Light gas out tail pipe ...bad smell

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  • Visitor, , 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 243,000 mi

    Car has rough Idol and often stalls when stopped. Haven't fixed yet but this sounds like a possible solution.

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