Mazda Protege Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mazda Protege
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.
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.
Mazda Protege Questions
I understand there are a few air flow sensors involved in the operation of signaling the PCM to allow fuel to flow to the injectors. Would the most likely be the EGR Valve Control Solenoid/motor, or would the Vacuum Control Valve be likely to fail.
New coil pack, plugs, wires. Still running rough and didn't help. What else can be the problem?
It hesitates when I accelerate from a stop, I looked it up, but other scenarios I read about include the check engine light coming on, but mine has not come on yet, any ideas?
Mazda Protege Recalls
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.
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