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Mazda Protege Misfires Under Load

 
Mazda Protege Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Engines Affected: 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 116,333 mi (75,000 mi - 170,000 mi)

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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.