Mazda Protege Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mazda Protege

Mazda Protege Problems

Engine Cranks and Doesn't Start

An electrically shorted air flow sensor can cause a crank-no start condition. Diagnosis may show that ignition spark is normal, and there are no trouble codes stored.

Squealing In Timing Cover Area When Cold

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 solve the problem.

Idles Rough, Misfires, and Possible Check Engine Light

A loose or corroded ground terminal on the driver's side of the cylinder head can cause a rough idle, misfires, and there may be trouble codes. Restore the ground to the cylinder head.

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Mazda Protege Questions

Gas coming out of exhaust (1 answer)

My trunk keep sounding like it slamming close while driving, what is that? (2 answers)

remove and replace the coolant radiator fan (1 answer)

Could someone give a straight answer on the question, I already know the fan does not work, I just need to know the costs parts, labor, taxes and time involved in doing this repair.

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Mazda Protege Recalls

Ignition Electrical Switch Overheats

The electrical portion of the ignition switch may lack proper grease at the contact points, leading to the points becoming conductive and overheating. Dealers will replace the ignition switch free of charge to resolve the concern.

Mazda Recalls 2000-2001 Protege Due to Damaged Left Rear Brake Hose

Some left rear brake hoses were damaged upon vehicle assembly. A damaged brake hose could lead to brake failure. Dealers will inspect and replace the hose as necessary.

Recall 00V301000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A PARTICULAR FACTORY INSTALLED AUDIO UNIT. IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED AT LOW SPEED IN A HOT AND HUMID ENVIRONMENT WITH THE WINDOW OPEN, AIR CONDITIONER RUNNING, AND AUDIO ON, CONDENSED WATER ON THE A/C DUCT SURFACE COULD DROP AND ENTER INTO ...

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Mazda Protege Reviews

I bought my 1993 totaled and fixed it....it had 18,000 miles then and has 170,000 now. It has been a trouble free reliable vehicle....it gets 40mpg on the hiway if I drive at 65 mph. Iam looking for another one but they are getting hard to find.....I wish they made new cars now like they did these cars
squeaking sounds in the back at low speeds is the only problem, my car is now at 160,000 miles and has no other problems though. really solid car. and great on gas =D
Been a great little car with No big repairs yet at 110000 miles

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