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#2560 of 3742 '99 Protege rear door panel seperation
Jun 12, 2005 (10:20 am)
I have a 1999 Mazda Protege LX I recently purchased. I have since noticed that the two rear door panels have become seperated from the door itself at the top right where the window glass comes up. It looks like the panels have warped somewhat over time and popped up. When I took it in to the dealer recently for service, I showed them the problem. They said that they have seen it before. The cost to replace both door panels is about $600 canadian! It looks to me like a factory defect. Has anyone else out there noticed this in their cars? Thanks.
#2561 of 3742 Re: '99 Protege rear door panel seperation [stychentyme]
Jun 12, 2005 (2:02 pm)
two rear door panels have become seperated from the door itself at the top right where the window glass comes up. It looks like the panels have warped somewhat over time and popped up.
Does it affect the movement of the window glass or the opening and closing of the doors? Are the door seals still in good shape? Have you had the car out during a rainy day to see if there is any leakage?
Since you bought it second hand, it sounds likely that you would be paying for the repair/adjustment unless you have some kind of warranty from the dealership from whom you bought the car.
#2562 of 3742 Re: '99 Protege rear door panel seperation [stychentyme]
by zoom zoom king
Jun 12, 2005 (8:16 pm)
i have the same prob i thought iwas suppose to be like that, im glad u posted now i know
#2563 of 3742 Re: '99 Protege rear door panel seperation [autonomous]
Jun 13, 2005 (9:06 am)
I just got a 99 LX on Friday. My door panels are the same. Thought it was in a wreck but you having the same problem tells me it wasn't.
I hope to get many good years out to this car. It has 64k miles on it and runs ok.
#2564 of 3742 1999 Protege LX : not in a wreck just looks like it...
Jun 13, 2005 (1:05 pm)
I just got a 99 LX ... 64k miles on it
Wow, that's an average of about 10k miles per year!
My door panels are the same. Thought it was in a wreck
I would love to see a digital picture of this.
#2565 of 3742 Engine stalls with A/C running & in neutral
Jun 13, 2005 (5:36 pm)
I have a similar problem as the one in message 2365, with my 1997 Mazda Protege. The car & A/C work fine while in gear, but when I switch into neutral, the engine has a tendency to stall out on warmer days.
My brother has a 1998 Mazda Protege, and he also has the same problem.
#2566 of 3742 Re: '99 Protege rear door panel separation
Jun 13, 2005 (5:46 pm)
2000 ES; the rear door panel warping started about a year ago for me.
Jun 14, 2005 (3:42 am)
I just sold a 2000 ES with 91,100 miles on it. My door panels never freakin' WARPED!
Jun 14, 2005 (1:10 pm)
i am really in a fix here. I have 96' protegeLX, automatic, bought 3 months back, has 108K miles on it.
It was running fine, now the tacho keeps dipping and going back up again whenever the car is braked in gear (say on a stop light) The engine tends to stall but has not done as of yet. This does not happen when stick is in neutral or in parking position. Also, running the A/C worsens the situation.
otherwise the car is absolutely doing fine.
My mechanic has no clue & keeps suggesting everything under the sun, so i am totally confused. The timing belt has not been ever changed on the car; could that be the reason??
#2569 of 3742 Re: '99 Protege rear door panel seperation [stychentyme]
Jun 14, 2005 (5:06 pm)
The damn panels are pressed paper that warp due to moisture. My '99es has had the problem for a few years. One goof in an overall great design.