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#2646 of 3742 Lurching Protege
Aug 01, 2005 (6:28 pm)
1995 Mazda Protege. Standard transmission. When getting going in the morning the car lurches violently forward and backward in first gear. I immediately shift to second gear and not nearly as bad if nothing at all. Once I get going the lurching stops. After about 5 minutes of driving, no more lurching at all. This is fun for my two year old in the back seat but I know better! Any advice?
#2647 of 3742 00 protege helppppppppp
Aug 01, 2005 (8:03 pm)
i put in 10w-40 oil tonight and now my car shakes and goes put put put and the check engine light is on. what is wrong and am i going to have to drain it and stuff?? ahhhh i dont know what to do. young kids like me shouldnt have cars ha
#2648 of 3742 Re: Lurching Protege [jonl1]
Aug 02, 2005 (3:50 am)
How many miles are on the car? Could it be clutch time?
#2649 of 3742 Re: Lurching Protege [mdaffron]
Aug 02, 2005 (4:25 am)
115,000 miles. Possible. The problem is isolated to first start up of the day. If you think it might be a clutch, how much do those run for this car? Thanks in advance.
#2650 of 3742 Re: Help please! Speedometer drops to zero and O/D blinks [toddhh]
Aug 02, 2005 (12:36 pm)
Todd.. what was the final analysis to this problem.. my 99 protoge with 28k on it is having the EXACT same symptoms.. Please reply A.S.A.P.. my email is in my profile.. thanks
Aug 04, 2005 (1:14 pm)
The oil change should not have resulted in those changes in your Protege, unless the level is really off (way too low or way too high). I'd check to see if any vacuum hoses may have come loose (one that fed into the EGR valve body came loose on mine and it caused very rough idle and a loss of power...I clamped it on with a nylon cable tie). I'd also check the air intake and make sure everything is screwed together. I'd also check the spark plug wires to make sure they're well-connected and haven't broken down (check impedance....I think anything under 6000 ohms is OK....new ones measure around 2000 ohms).
#2652 of 3742 Re: Rough Idle / Running [jrdwyer]
Aug 06, 2005 (8:11 am)
In an earlier post, jrdwyer makes reference to a link to the Protege5 Shop Manual, but I haven't been able to locate it. Just got my Protege5 last night, and would like to get all the info I need to keep it in top shape. TIA for your help...
Aug 06, 2005 (10:00 am)
Go to http://protege5.ugly.net/
Scroll down page and download each file, starting with 00-00, 01-02a, etc.
After all 87 files are on your hard drive, open the 00 INDEX file to find where a subject of interest can be found
And, best of all, it's free
#2654 of 3742 Shop manual - thx
Aug 09, 2005 (12:25 pm)
Great - thanks a bunch...
#2655 of 3742 Hold Light ????
Aug 10, 2005 (11:15 am)
Hey I just got a 1992 DX auto and it just started flashing the hold light. Could some one please tell me what the hold light means and if i should keep driving the car. thanks a million