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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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You may be able to find a service manual for your Mazda at a local library.
on my passenger side there is water under my rug coming in
Hey there, thanks for writing in. If you have a functioning air conditioning system (that is, one that you use) you should check to see that the A/C condensate is draining to the ground and not backing up and overflowing...
Alternator belt broke sometime from work to house
If the engine has been overheated too much then you may have blown the head gasket. Try to put the belt on first and get the car running again. Make sure the coolant is full after the engine cools down....
Runs like a truck in gear
You may have a misfire in the engine on one of the cylinders. If oil was spilled into the spark plug near the oil fill hole or the valve cover leaks into the spark plug holes then you will have...
Does a Mazda 626 2.5 L engine fit inside my 2002 Mazda protégé
The Mazda Protege did not come with a V6 engine. In order to get it to fit would take an engineer to spec it out for you. I personally have never see anyone do this type of engine swap before....
could a 2002 2.0L Mazda Protege transmission fit on my 2001 1.6L Mazda Protege?
Hello. The Mazda parts catalog transaxle part numbers for the two years you cite are different. Therefore, these two transmissions are NOT interchangeable "out of the box." Sometimes the differences from year-to-year relate to electronics or controls which you "might"...
so in 4th and 5th gear i have to put on more gas then normal to get it to accelerate at all
If the clutch is slipping, the motor will rev and the car won't accelerate. Also, this will happen in every gear, not just 4th and 5th. If you have a tachometer, accelerate and watch the tachometer. If the clutch is...
Does 1997 Mazda have a reset button for the fuel injection system?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. Unfortunately a "reset button" for the fuel injection system is not something that exists. Has the fuel pump been checked? If you are not getting gas, the issue may lie in a bad fuel...
head replacement or valve seal replace? smokes!
If your car is producing a blue smoke, as you know, this is an indication that it may be burning oil which is usually a result of a leaking valve seal or excessive piston ring wear. I would suggest inspecting...
Difficulty in shifting into 5th and reverse
To answer your question it is the transmission and clutch. The transmission will need to be disassembled and the shift rod bushings linkage and the gear checked for wear or broken bushings and bearings. When the transmission is out, then...
When start Mazda Protege, there is a squeak in the engine area
The noise is coming from the serpentine belt. The belt is most likely loose or glazed over from needing to be replaced. Check the belts for tightness by twisting it between your finger and thumb and it will be hard...
After fill-up, gauge went to top, then dropped to middle and stuck there
The fuel sending unit inside the fuel tank uses a variable resistor unit to control the fuel gauge. If the sending unit is faulty then it could fail in any position, causing the gauge to not work correctly. A true...
Replaced battery/alternator, but car won't start; if it's the electronic control unit, need instructions to find & replace it
Before you go replacing any additional components I would suggest calling a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, to come to you and diagnosis the no start problem for you. It will save you from guessing on what is the problem....
Strong knocking from front driver's side and passenger side when making turns left OR right.
The steering rack and pinion assembly is mounted in rubber bushings; they may be deteriorated and allowing the rack and pinion to contact the sub frame making the knocking noise. The other component to look at is the struts...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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