1995 Mazda Protege Q&A
1995 Mazda Protege Question: Transmission Problem
Total Miles on car: 211K Car drives as expected in 1st or 2nd Gear When you switch to Drive the RPM spikes quite high. When i get the car upto 50mph the RPM is just over 5000. I don't dare try 65mph The car also stutters when I'm in Drive. Often when sitting at a red light the car will temporarily stall when I attempt step on the gas peddle to go. It's as if i were hitting the gas while the car is in neutral. I'm sure it's the transmission. How much can I do on my own before I have to fork over $$$ to a mechanic? - kalukaley
211k on a Protege Transmission is really a lot of miles, they are known to be a bit delicate. It is time to have some work done to your trans, could even need an overhaul. I see many Protege Transmissions go by 100k and I used to work as a Tech in a Mazda Dealership. - dandd
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