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2003 Mazda Protege Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2003 Mazda Protege

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 2003 Mazda Protege is between $301 and $368 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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2003 Mazda Protege
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$334
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The timing belt tensioner pulley may make a squealing noise from the timing cover area on cold startup. An updated tensioner with a thicker mounting bracket to eliminate vibration may be needed to...
If the engine cranks but does not start, and diagnosis shows no fuel pressure, the fuel pump relay is frequently the problem. If the fuel pump relay is defective, the fuel pump will not energize an...
If the engine stalls when coming to a stop, check the automatic transmission fluid (ATF) level. Low ATF fluid level can cause the torque converter lock-up to stay on, stalling the engine.
Overall (5 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
September 15, 2010
2003 Mazda Protege
This is my second Madza Protege. I liked the first one so much that I got the second in 2003. I wanted one with a sun roof. The two things I am not happy with is the placement of the door lock a...
August 13, 2010
2003 Mazda Protege
Great car... bought it with 14,000 miles on it, now have 190,000 miles. Used it for daily two hour commute (each way) for five years. Did have to replace alternator twice. Gave it to my son to use ...
March 28, 2010
2003 Mazda Protege
Been a great little car with No big repairs yet at 110000 miles