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Overdrive stuck on OFF
Hello. The button itself might be damaged. Every switch and button accessible to the driver will have a way of being serviced. It's just a matter of what panels or access points you have to get into in order to...
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How to get more horsepower without the check engine light and still still pass smog
Coming from a realistic point of view, I'd say that unless you were to pull your motor and completely rebuild it, from pan to fuel injection, you might want to consider NOT adding components for horsepower. With over 200,000 miles,...
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Can I get a high output alternator for my car for putting in a bigger amplifier?
Hello. There are aftermarket alternators on the market that you should check the internet for kits for this vehicle so you can install the larger amp. You may find that this large of an amp may require a second battery...
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recently driving home and went around a corner and my steering became like manual steering..... was out of fluid then replaced ..e
Hello there, you have a few faults going on with your 2003 Mazda Protege5. If there was no power steering fluid in the system than there is a leak somewhere causing the lack of fluid. Putting power steering fluid into...
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Q: will a water pump fail without the temperature light showing?
Well to start, what were you in to see the mechanic for? What issues is replacing the pump going to resolve? A vehicle 14 years old is definitely more likely to need a water pump replacement. Yes you can have...
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Q: will a water pump fail without the temperature light showing?
When a water pump fails, it usually fails by seizing up. It is possible for a water pump to seize up without having any warning lights illuminated. Many times the water pump will make a noise because the bully is...
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Car stays on when clutch is released in gear.
Hi there. The two OBD-II trouble codes wouldn't be cause the clutch issue you're describing. However, the P0507 trouble code means the idle control system has excessively high RPM. The ECU has a specific rpm range the idle is allowed...
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Would a faulty front main bearing seal drop oil pressure to the hydraulic lifters?
Hi there. Lifters will tap if there is no pressure to them causing a gap or if the lifters are out of adjustment. Put on a mechanical oil pressure gauge to the engine and check for oil pressure. If there...
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When I begin to come to a stop and down shift my gears my RPM'S drop almost all the way down to zero & my car almost quits/stalls
Hello. This issue can e caused by a few different things. It can be caused by worn out spark plugs due to not having a tune up or it can be a number of other things. From my experience though...
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My car keeps over heating and I already changed the radiator and I took of the thermostat
Hi Alberto. Thanks for contacting us today. There are several things that could cause a car to overheat, from air bubbles being trapped in the coolant lines, to a failing water pump, radiator fan or even an obstruction in the...
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is it possible to replace the a/c clutch and bearing on a mazda protege 5 without replacing the compressor
On almost all A/C compressors, it is possible to replace the clutch without replacing the entire unit. To replace the clutch requires a special tool kit for doing just that. The A/C compressor does have to be removed from the...
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Variable tumble control system, not really sure how to pinpoint what I need to do. Someone told me I need a new spark delay valve
There is a Mazda Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) involving the Variable Tumble Control System (VTCS) on your model. The issue in the TSB involved the mitigation of noise caused by the system and that mitigation involved re-programming of the controls....
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Q: Smoke
Hi there. The problem with trying to repair a blown head gasket issue is that it's difficult to know if there are additional internal or external components that were damaged when the engine originally overheated. This is probably what is...
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P1569 p0455 p0128 p0128 p0126 p1250 codes
Code P1569 refers to a faulty VTCS solenoid, specifically to, low voltage within the circuit. When this happens, the PCM detects this low voltage triggers this error message. Code P0455 refers to a leak in the EVAP system. This is...
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My car leaked it’s oil and doesn’t want to turn on, made these loud noises then shut off on me and leaked the oil and hasn’t turne
The first thing to do is to locate where the oil leaked out of the engine to see if the engine seized up and entire engine may need to be replaced.
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what does it mean when after overheating, engine is spiting on the Radiator side, how to find out how bad it is ?
Hello, and thank you for writing in. If the vehicle has overheated to a certain point, the engine will fail and completely lock up. To test if this is your issue, manually spin the engine with the proper socket and...
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My 2002 mazda protege 5 is flashing the o/d light
Hi There, If your overdrive light is blinking (like a turn signal or hazard light), it is indicating that there is a problem with your car’s transmission. It could be the shift solenoid or possibly the speed or range sensors....
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My engine revs up and down while I'm parked and driving and my car turns off
It is possible that your idle air control valve could be malfunctioning. The idle air control valve is responsible for making sure that the RPMs stay at a certain point during idle. I would recommend having your idle air control...
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Car cranks over about 4 times and then acts like it hydrolock but there no spark plugs in the cylinder
If the engine has been rebuilt, and you are attempting to start it for the first time, be sure you have pressurized it with oil. Normally, you cannot have continued cranking with a rebuilt engine as that will cause bearing...
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Replaced radiator, thermostat,ect sensor, and cooling fan. Now no heat and the car is still running hot???
The lack of heat in the cabin means that either there is trapped air in the cooling system which blocks normal coolant circulation (and, as well, if air is trapped that can cause overheating) or the heater control valve is...

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