Mazda Protege Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mazda Protege
- why does my car keep dying after rearend impact w/no cosmetic damage.
- my heater blower motor works only in high speed, why?
- my mazda 323 familia 95 model 1.6 engine recently starts to cut off when shift
- Oil light turned on can it shut down your car?
- why will my car not start it just died out one day and will not start no more
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.
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.
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.
Mazda Protege Questions
Airbag light shows that bags deployed, but they didn't. Can jump start it, or use battery charger and it'll fire, but eventually dies. Took cables off battery and it runs, so the alternator isn't bad. Why does it keep doing this?
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?
Mazda Protege Recalls
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.
Mazda Protege Reviews
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
squeaking sounds in the back at low speeds is the only problem, my car is now at 160,000 miles and has no other problems though. really solid car. and great on gas =D
Been a great little car with No big repairs yet at 110000 miles