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The car shakes when idling, stopped, or at low speeds
Hello. If the engine runs fine at high speeds and this only occurs at idle, then most of the time it is because of a vacuum leak. If there is a leaking gasket or vacuum hose, then this will occur....
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Belt squeaking while AC on.
A squeaking belt can be quite annoying when the engine is running. If it is squeaking all of the time this can occur for a number of reasons. I would start with a visual inspection of the belt. I would...
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Electrical components not working in my car
The symptoms described for your Mazda indicate that you may indeed be dealing with a dead battery. As batteries age, they lose the ability to hold a charge and typically need to be replaced. Combining age with accidentally leaving a...
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Car alarm won't turn off.
If the alarm is an aftermarket alarm then if may just be defective. I have found that most alarms made aftermarket do not last long and are made of cheap relays and circuits. If you have a factory alarm then...
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Car running and idling rough
This is a common problem on this engine. When you get symptoms such as this with this code it is caused by an issue with the variable valve timing. Most of the time it is because the timing actuator has...
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Car window off track
There seems to be a mechanical failure concerning your window regulator and motor assembly. In many cases, the window can become separated from the regulator and the motor moves, but the glass does not. The window regulator and motor assembly...
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Won't idle stalls If I don't hold pedal to idle
A few different things can cause the car to stall at idle. The most likely causes considering all of the items you have replaced would be the idle air control valve, vacuum leaks, oxygen sensors or a torque converter problem....
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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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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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