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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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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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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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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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1998 Mazda protege: Had the EGR valve replaced, cleared the computer codes, still get the check engine light then a EGR problem co
Code P0400 does not necessarily mean that there is something wrong with the EGR valve itself. The only way to condemn the EGR valve is to directly test it. In particular Code P0400 includes a circumstance where the EGR passages...
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Motor mounts
Hi There, I would certainly recommend checking the other remaining motor and transmission mounts since these are all part of what balances the motor in the chassis and keeps it from vibrating. As you know, these motor mounts are typically...
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Car breaks down
Hello. With the symptoms you were having at first, the recommendations you took are valid attempts. Not to mention you are only helping the vehicle by updating these components. The best thing to do with the vehicle having a successful...
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Radiator busted, car overheated, shut off, did I blow the motor ?
Hi There, Unfortunately, it sounds like your motor may have gotten hot and resulted in some kind of damage that caused it to lose oil pressure, which may have made the problem worse. As you know, there are generally two...
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Heater pipe broke water run out now car does not start
If you broke a coolant or heater hose or pipe and then continued to drive the vehicle until the engine seized up then you may have damaged the engine bearings, pistons and other major components in the engine. If the...
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One of my fuel injector burned out what's wrong?
If you are referring to the electrical solenoid within the injector, like any electrical part it can fail due to degradation of the insulation, wire breaks and so forth. The injector can be tested while still on the car and...
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How long do it take to replace a car thermostat
The time required varies by vehicle year, make, and model. The required time could range from 1/2 hour to literally hours in some unusual designs. For your particular year, make and model, that is a 2002 Protege, it requires about...
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2001 mozda protege mp3 5 speed starts but wont go in 2 any gears
You may be having problems with your clutch hydraulics. You can check the level of the fluid in the clutch master cylinder,(see your car's owner's manual) and even top it off, but if gone beyond a certain point that might...
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Surging idle
Hello, I would start with checking things like the idle control valve and looking for vacuum leaks. Additional things to check might be an EGR valve that may be stuck open or clogged EGR ports, an intermittent or faulty connection...
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No air coming out of vents
Hi There, Your car should not overheat if there is no air coming out of the vents since the blower motor function is not related in any way to your cooling system. The air not coming out of the vents...
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starting issue
Hard starting can be due to a few different things. Low fuel pressure can be a cause. The fuel system should maintain pressure for an easy start, even when the car sits overnight. If the pressure drops, due to a...
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Knocking noise immediately during acceleration and rolling in neutral. Mounts replaced, no leaks. Ran it on stands only replicate 2001 Mazda Protege
Hello - a knocking noise while rolling in neutral is likely a damaged Constant Velocity joint or a wheel bearing with a "hard spot" or damaged position in the bearing. Acceleration puts additional load on the CV joints, so your...
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Running really rough, not starting usually. Battery light came on. Car overheated. Headlights turn off when I put the high beams on.
Hi there. With the information given, it sounds like you accidentally put 3 bottles of Gas Heet (water / antifreeze remover) into the gas tank. There is to be only 1 bottle of Gas Heet to a full fuel tank...
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rpm drops during idle
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle needs to be scanned for diagnostic codes to figure out what about the vehicle has triggered the check engine light. They are very likely related. You can then use that information to...
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i have a qustion about a part swap on 2002 mazda protege
Hi there. Although it's something that sounds like fun, what you're requesting is not really a service we offer. The intent of our Question and Answer section is to answer basic and general automotive repair and maintenance suggestions based on...

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