Mazda Protege Repair and Maintenance

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

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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.

Crank but No Start Condition and No Fuel Pressure

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.

Check Engine Light, Code for Misfires

If the Check Engine Light comes on, and diagnosis finds a trouble code, or codes, for misfires, it might be caused by insufficient valve clearance for the affected cylinder. The valve clearances should be inspected and adjusted where needed.

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Mazda Protege Questions

changed clutch how much trans. fluid do I put in it? (1 answer)

My husband just replaced the clutch on my car. We have no manual and he does not know how much of the trans. fluid to put back into it. He does not know how much and he has put in it out of the 3 quart jug I bought. PLEASE get back to me soon!!!

Does anyone have a wiring diagram for the VSS for 1999 to 2003 Mazda Protégé? (1 answer)

vehicle goes into fail safe , and hen I would have to switch off and restart inorder to reset the PCM

Why can't my car make it up the mountain? It loses power & slows down. (1 answer)

I downshift but it still gets slower & slower. I had to drive in 2nd at about 20 mph on a 6 to 7% uphill grade. Doesn't use oil, runs great in the city.

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Mazda Protege Recalls

Ignition Electrical Switch Overheats

The electrical portion of the ignition switch may lack proper grease at the contact points, leading to the points becoming conductive and overheating. Dealers will replace the ignition switch free of charge to resolve the concern.

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.

Recall 00V301000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A PARTICULAR FACTORY INSTALLED AUDIO UNIT. IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED AT LOW SPEED IN A HOT AND HUMID ENVIRONMENT WITH THE WINDOW OPEN, AIR CONDITIONER RUNNING, AND AUDIO ON, CONDENSED WATER ON THE A/C DUCT SURFACE COULD DROP AND ENTER INTO ...

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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.
I bought my 1993 totaled and fixed it....it had 18,000 miles then and has 170,000 now. It has been a trouble free reliable vehicle....it gets 40mpg on the hiway if I drive at 65 mph. Iam looking for another one but they are getting hard to find.....I wish they made new cars now like they did these cars

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