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If crank is that worn wouldn't rod knock?

My car is actually a Mazda Lantis, which is similar to the Protege. The problem is very sporadic and has been occuring for just over a year. One minute I'm driving and the engine is fine, then next it starts shaking, sounds very rough and loses power and/or is extremely slow to accelerate. In fact you have to depress the accelerator further down than normal in order to get it to move and it's even worse going up hill; it barely moves. There's a strong gas smell and I've been told it's noticeable to vehicles behind me as well.

As I mentioned, it's very sporadic. When it's misfiring, it can last 5 seconds, 5 minutes or even for the entire drive. The misfiring can go in and out and there doesn't seem to be any particular cause; it happens when it's idling in traffic, going up a hill, driving on flat road. Some times I get out of the car to go to the grocery store or drop off my children, then get back in minutes later and it misfires on starting. Weeks can go by without any problems where the engine is running nicely and then it happens again. Or, as it usually the case, it occurs at such dangerous times as just before you turn into incoming traffic. I've learnt not to take any chances when turning across vehicles or using roundabouts as you never know when it will start acting up.

We've had two diagnostic scans which didn't reveal any codes and I've been informed it could be anything from ignition coils to sensors. I'm extremely frustrated and want to know how to realistically diagnose the problem without randomly (and expensively) changing parts. Thank you for any help you can provide me with.

Just recently bought a Mazda Protege with 158000kms on it. I noticed that there was a ticking sound coming from the engine and my check engine light had come on. The speed of the ticking increases as I accelerate but remains even after the car is back in idle. I figured it may just need oil/oil change, but was wondering if there are any other possible causes.

i recently imported a mazda 323 from UK. after trunning for a few kilometers the car starves fuel and will not pick up speed. the traction control lights come on. it will not do this in the morning and evening when the temperatures will be low. i am in Zimbabwe

Had car since new. Plugs are white with no oil residue. No leaks. New pcv valve.
Using 1 qt in less than 1000 miles. Not smoking. What could the problem be?

I need to replace my turbine input sensor and cant find in please help.....

we tried bleeding by pushing in and out the clutch..it wont get pressure....clutch still no pressure.

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Last week after leaving walmart i went to start car and it wouldnt! A guy checked it out put in a new thermostat and temp sensor on, car started! Sunday morn he put a new motor mount and O2 sensor on my car. Went to drive off, it drove maybe 2 feet and cut off. Temp gauge started back going straight to hot. It was on E, put gas in it and temp gauge still going straight to hot and wont start?!?!?!?

ignition coil and do fire. what can be the cause of that

when i turn the ignition on the temperature gauge goes straight to "H" and the car want fire. it turns over but it acts just like it would if it wasnt getting gas. when it first started you could turn the switch off then back on and it would be fine but only run about 35 to 40 secs then cut off and temp gauge would go to hot. Ive replaced the temperature sensor and also the thermastat. Idk what else to do?

....So when I got to my exit and stopped at the toll the car stalled and wouldnt start back up...put a gallon of water in the radiator....nothing.....oil looks good...can someone please tell me what it could be?

I've been told that I have a tare in both my right & left cv joints. Another mechanic has told me that both drive shafts are bad (are these the same things?). I've also been told that my left wheel bearing NEEDS to be replaced. Can anybody tell me how much it would cost to have these repairs done for me??? (And whether or not the cv joint and the drive shaft are the same things?)

They look like regular V belts,but I'mtold they are serpentine

Drove through a puddle a couple of days ago while it was raining and the following day, when I went to turn my car on, it shakes excessively. Can still drive it but just doesn't feel right.

Need to know if it is done in 2 or 3 steps.

My car cuts off at the stop light and kind of shakes when its cutting off.

96 mazda protege has bad oil leak burns off exhaust

its a 96 protege lx 1.5

it has check engine light on and want pass inspection

I have replaced the alternator and the battery.the battery has been replaced twice within the last two days.

My 1994 Mazda Protege with 120,000 miles stalls during warm-up. About 3 minutes after starting cold it will
stall several times. It runs OK once completely warm (after about 6 minutes of run time). Asking for
help to solve this issue.

I checked the fuel pump for correct pressure as well as the pressure regulator, both are OK.
The Idle air control valve is OK as well as the coolent temperature sensor and Mass air flow meter.
I replaced the throttle body gasket and added gumout fuel injector cleaner to the tank and replaced the spark plugs,
air filter and ignition wires. I would appreciate any help!!

My 1994 Mazda Protege with 120,000 miles stalls during warm-up. About 3 minutes after starting cold it will
stall several times. It runs OK once completely warm (after about 6 minutes of run time). Asking for
help to solve this issue.

I checked the fuel pump for correct pressure as well as the pressure regulator, both are OK.
The Idle air control valve is OK as well as the coolent temperature sensor and Mass air flow meter.
I replaced the throttle body gasket and added gumout fuel injector cleaner to the tank and replaced the spark plugs,
air filter and ignition wires. I would appreciate any help!!

My 1994 Mazda Protege with 120,000 miles stalls during warm-up. About 3 minutes after starting cold it will
stall several times. It runs OK once completely warm (after about 6 minutes of run time). Asking for
help to solve this issue.

I checked the fuel pump for correct pressure as well as the pressure regulator, both are OK.
The Idle air control valve is OK as well as the coolent temperature sensor and Mass air flow meter.
I replaced the throttle body gasket and added gumout fuel injector cleaner to the tank and replaced the spark plugs,
air filter and ignition wires. I would appreciate any help!!

Sometimes when I flip the turn signal switch it comes on, flashes a few times and then stops. Every now and then (but not as much as the turn signals) the cruise control does the same thing. The turn signal problem has gotten progressively worse over the last weeks and now most of the time they don't work at all. Help! I'm not a mechanic, but I can follow explicit directions.

have what sounds like a knocking sound when going over small bumps. also i hear a creaking sound.

has great spark, no codes . still flooding. acted like it was going to start when holding accelerator to the floor, but still wont run.

why do i smell gasoline through my vents when the air conditioning or heat is on?

when car has laid for a while white smoke comes out of the exhaust pipe. what does this mean?

When I drive I notice a foul burning smell, and smoke...the wheel on the left side is very hot to touch. Then when it happens, I have to let it cool off because I can't get the car to move...the car also shakes when I drive at 60mph or higher.