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Mazda Protege, Sedan
#1847 of 3742 Ford transmissions; leaking intake manifold gaskets
Nov 08, 2003 (5:17 am)
I'm being offered a good price on a 2003 Protege
leftover. What's this about Ford transmissions and high rates of failure? The dealer assures me there are no Ford parts in the Mazda. (I hate Fords - had a 92 Taurus and it was worthless and wouldn't run anymore at 99,000 miles). Also, leaking gaskets? I don't know folks. I'm having
serious second thoughts and may pay the extra 2k
for the 04 Corrolla.
Nov 08, 2003 (7:26 am)
Have been great! There's been issues with the 1.6L engine but the 2.0 is solid.
Check the main sedans board. No problems in 67K kms on mine.
#1849 of 3742 not a ford trans
Nov 08, 2003 (7:42 am)
it is not a ford trans in the new pro. however, I have seen atleast 4 trannys go in the last 2 months or so. these were in 2001-2003's.
#1850 of 3742 I sprayed some silicon lubricant
Nov 08, 2003 (12:37 pm)
under the boots, but it still creaks over the bumps (front and rear). I also saw that the boots have come into 2 pieces on the front suspension.
Would this be covered under the Mazda Ext warranty(TotalCare)?
Nov 08, 2003 (5:28 pm)
I would try lubing the sway bar ends as well
Nov 11, 2003 (1:10 pm)
My brother sent me this email today (he has a 2000 ES, 1.8L), any thoughts?
When I got off the highway today, I was waiting to turn and the Protege was idling extremely rough. When I got home, whenever the car is idling, the engine is shaking excessively, enough to feel a back and fourth shaking in the car. Do you know what this may be? Have you heard anything about 2000 Protege's and this problem?
#1853 of 3742 broken engine mount, maybe?
Nov 11, 2003 (1:37 pm)
Nov 12, 2003 (3:51 pm)
How many miles on the spark plug wires?
#1855 of 3742 Rough idle
Nov 12, 2003 (6:15 pm)
Check the air intake ducting between the airflow sensor and the throttle body for any cracks or other damage that would allow unmetered air into the engine.
Nov 12, 2003 (7:30 pm)
I have found a few pro's with sticky egr valves. Many times the problem does not turn on the check engine light. the valve is opened normally while cruising on highway or around town, but is supposed to close at idle and accel. I have been able to knock on the valve while engine is stumbling at idle and have it go back to normal. Most of these cases are under warranty, so the part was replaced as opposed to any kind of attempt to clean the valve.