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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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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...
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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....
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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...
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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....
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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"...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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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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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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