No Start After Distributor Cap and Rotor Replacement on Mazda Protege

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.

Average mileage: (–)
Engines affected: 1.5L 4 Cylinder, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 1.8L 4 Cylinder
14 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
15 people reported this problem
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1998 Mazda Protege - 1.5L 4 Cylinder
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