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.

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.

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Mazda Protege Questions

I feel a wobble or shimmy in the front left wheel, and it the tire might be having trouble rolling.

when i restarted the car it acteds like it was going to cut off low rough idle lungin sort of like when car runs out of gas and you get it running.. new plugs,oil, coils,transmission flush, car was perfect for the first 10-15 miles drove since vandalized then all of a sudden it sounds like a sick...

I have an interesting problem that has me stumped. The car won't start with out a jump. The battery is new, the alternator tests good. The cables are not corroded. The fuses all seem to be good. I can usually start it once after it has sat for a while but if the engine is warm, it will no...

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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.

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 ...VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE HEADLIGHT LEAD WIRE RUNNING THROUGH THE TURN SIGNAL LEVER CAN FAIL AT THE SOLDERED CONNECTION TO THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH.

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Mazda Protege Reviews

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

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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