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My car does not go past 40 kmph while driving
This is a common problem that can be caused by a clogged catalytic converter. If the converter is clogged or partially clogged, the exhaust gasses cannot escape the engine as fast as they should and this chokes the engine. Typically,...
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fuel pressure regulator
Yes, more would need to be done. First objective would be to replace the regulator and to test the fuel pressure for a proper reading. Once this is done, remove the spark plugs and replace the oil along with the...
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If the fuel pressure regulator needs to be replaced can you use one from any vehicle
Hello there, the fuel pressure regulator on your 2000 Mazda Protege is a critical part in the fuel system. The fuel pressure regulator manages the fuel pressure at the fuel rail and ensures the proper constant pressure. You will not...
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Need part name to be able to order on eBay
There are a couple of different pieces under the cross member. One is a skid plate and the other is a cross member beam. The skid plate does not really enforce anything but is there rather to prevent things from...
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Knocking from the axle or wheel hub, but no play!
Hello. You have done a great job with the diagnosis this far. Is it coming from the front or the back? Does it get worse going over bumps? From here you should attempt to play around with the suspension some...
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I have a Mozda that will cut out completly when i put it in Park.
Hi there. From the description you have provided, your vehicle's erratic idle, will need to be properly diagnosed. Assuming, the check engine light is not on, leads me to believe the vehicle's computer is not recognizing the fault. It could...
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Car turns over, but will not start. The accelerator pedal produces NO change in engine performance.
Hi there. Check the ignition system and see if the spark plugs have any spark. If the spark plugs have no spark, then check for power to the coil. If the there is no power to the coil, then check...
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The motor runs good but the master cil yder look low and liquid
Hi there. I'm not quite sure as to what you're asking, but if your master cylinder (brakes) is low on brake fluid, it's possible that you have a brake leak somewhere that should be located and repaired as soon as...
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Changed battery and the fuel pump and car still slow to start. When it does start it shuts off without warning. Fuel filter is fine.
Hi there. The battery could be dead even though it has a full charge. There could be a dead cell or an over charged cell. Have the battery checked with a load tester. This will place a load on the...
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Trying to locate the number 1 cylinder on a 1994 mazda protege 1.8 dohc
The number one cylinder on this engine is the cylinder that is closest to the passenger side or farthest away from the transmission side of the engine.
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The car starts but won't shift and when I take my foot off the cluch its shuts off
If the clutch is disengaged (from the flywheel) and yet you cannot shift the transmission into select gears, there are really only two possibilities: there is a problem with the mechanical shift linkage or the synchronizer gear mesh assembly is...
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Code PO106
Hi there: The P-0106 OBD-II code is a general code for a problem with the MAP circuit having problem of incorrect voltage output range or an issue with engine performance. The MAP sensor is an integral part of the fuel...
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My car doesn't pass emissions because the catalyst system is below threshold, and the exhaust gas recirculalation is insufficient.
Hi there. The Engine Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve could be sticking or full of deposits from the exhaust system. Remove and clean the EGR valve before replacing it to see if the system will begin to operate. The oxygen sensors...
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I lost my key, and then a friend tried to MacGyver it and messed up the ignition
Hi there - I would recommend having an inspection completed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who can come to your location, diagnose your ignition problem, and give you an accurate assessment of damage and a...
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Starters for mazda 2001
Hi there. A manual transmission starter has a different housing and fits differently to the flywheel than an automatic transmission starter. It's always best to swap flywheel's to match the starter anytime a transmission swap is completed.
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After adding oil, (it burns some), the car lost power and produced EXCESSIVE blue smoke, and only under moderate load.
There is no way for me to know if you have bad piston rings based on your statement. I would recommend that if you already have the head off for repair to the valves then it is now the best...
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Turn Signal went loose
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The first thing we need to clarify is if the actual plastic lever that turns on the switch loose, or is the switch inside of the clock spring (wiring inside the steering wheel) loose?...
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Groaning / binding noise when turning the wheels. I put on a used power steering pump from wrecking yard and the sound still is present.
Hi there. The noises that admit when the power steering is moving is the pump. The other parts will not make any noise except for a water swishing noise as the fluid moves from side to side in the steering...
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What is wrong with my car?
Is the check engine light illuminated on the dashboard? Stalling problems may come up when there are parts failing like the crankshaft position sensor, worn spark plugs or an old fuel pump. The squealing noise you are hearing may be...
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Transmission is slipping
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing some sort of issues with the transmission or clutch. If it is a manual transmission and appears to be having trouble staying in gear, or transferring...

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