If the engine will not start after distributor rotor replacement, a common mistake is to install the distributor rotor in the wrong position. The rotor may seat in three positions and one should note the direction before removal.
Car Problem Reports
Mazda Protege No Start After Distributor Cap and Rotor Replacement
Mazda Protege Problem
Engines Affected: 1.5L 4 Cylinder, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 1.8L 4 Cylinder
Visitor, 1998 Mazda Protege, 1.5L 4 Cylinder