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Mazda Protege Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Mazda Protege

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Mazda Protege is between $301 and $368 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Mazda Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
1999 Mazda Protege
Timing Belt Replacement
$343 - $450
1999 Mazda Protege Engine: 1.6L 4 Cylinder
Water Pump Replacement
$452 - $638
2002 Mazda Protege
Clutch Replacement
$734 - $1421
1999 Mazda Protege Service Detail: Rear, Both Sides
ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement
$297 - $517
1996 Mazda Protege Location: Front
Brake Pad Replacement
$126 - $221

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.

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.

Squealing in Timing Cover Area on Cold Startup

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.

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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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