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my battery wont charge and its good and altenator is to whats wrong
If the battery will not hold a charge, then it may be bad or has a draw on it causing the drain. I recommend having the battery checked to see if the battery has a draw. Check to make sure...
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lights not working - 2003 Mazda Protege5
Hello. It sounds like there is some sort of short in the system. If you have had any work done on the vehicle, I would check for damaged wires in that area. If using a volt meter, check the available...
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clutch not working properly - 2003 Mazda Protege5
Hello, a transmission expert will need to further diagnose the issue. There are several other things we will need to know to further determine the cause and solution. Most likely, there has been a failure with a component inside or...
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transmission problems, fluctuating RPMs
Hello. On automatic transmissions, the shift solenoids run by your speed sensors (and other sensors), will allow the RPMs to climb dramatically before a shift. If one or more of these sensors have failed, there is a chance your vehicle's...
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occasionally not starting - 2003 Mazda Protege5
Hello. You need to start by checking the ignition system on your vehicle. You need to check for proper spark at the end of the ignition cable. You will also need to check the status and condition of the spark...
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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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Is it a 4 speed or 5 speed?
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your Mazda Protege5. Your 5th speed is known as overdrive. Manual shift does not use overdrive. This is normal operation.
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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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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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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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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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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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