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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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2003 Mazda Protege Manual, shift lever hart to move
Do you have any transmission fluid leaks or clutch hydraulic control leaks? If the transmission gear oil has leaked out, that can cause hard shifting. If no leaks are apparent, there are only two possible causes of what you describe:...
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Water fell into my engine and it over heated what do I do?
If water "pooled" on the engine, you might just be seeing a cloud of steam from the water boiling off. The engine gets hot of course and trapped water will just boil off. However, if your engine cooling temperature gauge...
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Q: Misfire
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft...
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i need to find the fuel cut off switch on a 2003 mazda portege mazdaspeed
This vehicle does not have an inertia switch for the fuel pump. The fuel pump is controlled by the computer and fuel pump relay. The computer uses the inputs from crash sensor to turn off fuel pump in case of...
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Check engine light and low idle
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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97 mazda protege shut off while driving. Won't start now. Stranded. 225401 miles.
A sudden shutdown like that you are describing is often due to faults like fuel pump failures or cam or crankshaft position sensor failures. However, there are at least half a dozen "probable" failure modes. You might get a quick...
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I have a mazda 1998 protege dx when i turn on the ac the car starts to shake alot but when i turn off the ac it runs normal .....
Hi Omar. Thanks for contacting us today. Shaking with the a/c on can be caused by a number of reasons. The a/c compressor puts a lot of strain on the engine because the compressor is similar to being a small...
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Car not shifting out of third gear
Fourth gear in this vehicle is overdrive. If the vehicle is equipped with a lock up torque converter, there could be a failure in that component and/or the electrical controls such as a solenoid. Shift points are dependent on vehicle...
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When I start the car it works good hold light is blinking gear takes long to turn then I randomly lose power,like am in 3 gear
If the code that referred to the shift solenoid still remains, and the check engine light is still on, the best course is to request a diagnostic and the mechanic will first fully resolve that code. Once the code is...
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My Mazda protege 2003 shake when I’m in idle of turn my ac on is this something serious?
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...
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Is it normal for a 127k mileage car to consume 1 qt of oil every 3k miles?
That is excessive oil consumption. But at that rate, it might be something you can live with. Turbocharged engines will tend to use more oil than conventional engines. But there are a few things you want to look out for....
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Car won’t start, battery is good. Head lights in dash won’t come on. Radio comes on. Can’t lock doors.
The only way to rule out the battery as a cause, or contributing factor, is to perform a load test on the battery. If a battery has internal defects, even if fully "charged" it may not be able to supply...
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Hi! I have a 2001 Mazda Protege that is giving me some transmission problems.
The problem sounds like the filter is getting clogged or the front main transmission pump is getting weak and internal seals are leaking. I would suggest having the filter screen cleaned and fluid replaced to see if shifting improves? If...
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Why does my Mazda Protege suddenly revs high upon start up as if I were stepping on it?
A high idle can be caused by a defective sensor or an engine vacuum leak. Have computer tested for codes and engine checked for vacuum leaks at PCV valve or other vacuum hoses and at intake manifold.
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OK I have a new sensor. Put it in and now the car will not start.
Hi Tracia. Thanks for reaching out tonight. Unfortunately, this isn't something we can help you with - since, for starters, we can't attach instructions or schematics through this platform and second - we don't know what sensor you're talking about....
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where is crankshaft sensor located on a 2000 protege
The crankshaft sensor is on the front of engine below and behind the crankshaft pulley. The air gap on the new sensor should be set to .020 to .060. If gap is too big it will not start and if...
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I have looked EVERYWHERE for it and I can't find it!!! Another site showed it right in the front and I cant see it there either!
In your application, the crankshaft position sensor is mounted to the engine right next to the toothed ring that is on the backside of the crankshaft pulley. If you look for that toothed ring, you will see the sensor right...

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