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#2664 of 3742 1992 Protege Transmission Problems
Aug 16, 2005 (11:58 am)
I have a 1992 Mazda Protege and I just had the transmission rebuilt for the second time at 238,000 miles. For the most part it works great other than the fact that it shifts hard or clunks out of 2nd gear. Once out of 2nd gear everything is fine. Our mechanic is baffled. He rebuilt the transmission at 80,000 miles and we never had any problems. Any suggestions as to what may be causing this.
#2665 of 3742 Re: Squealing Belts Solution/Cause [joe390]
Aug 16, 2005 (5:02 pm)
I have the same problem- frozen AC on 95 Protege with a broken belt. What size(lenth in inches) belt did you use? thanks for your help.
#2666 of 3742 rough idling when in gear
Aug 16, 2005 (7:42 pm)
I have a 98 Protege LX w/ 118K miles. I let my sister take the vehicle off to college, and she has brought it back with some problems. While Idling, the car will begin to vibrate, and then seem as if it is lurching foward. It only happens while in gear, and stops if I place it in park or neutral. Any clues?
#2667 of 3742 Re: 1992 Protege Transmission Problems [cobbster]
Aug 16, 2005 (10:37 pm)
I just had the transmission rebuilt for the second time at 238,000 miles ... rebuilt the transmission at 80,000 miles
A transmission expert was commenting on an autoshow this evening that the "transmission on the average modern car is engineered to last about 150,000 miles". It sounds like your rebuilt transmission worked up to spec.
#2668 of 3742 probs w/ acceleration...
Aug 20, 2005 (11:03 am)
Hi, I have a 2001 LX 2.0 w/ 52,400 mi. on it. Several months ago,every once in a while while driving and slightly accelerating, I can feel the car get "stuck" then all of a sudden it'll rev up and jerk. Now, along w/ that, it seems that I have to accelerate more for it to go, especially going up inclines (even slight ones) but also regular roads too. Even if i'm stepping on the gas, the engine will not be not reving any extra and, the car is accelerates so slowly to get up to the speed I want (like trying to get up to 45 mi. from a stoplight) and I will have the pedal to the floor. *(By the way, i'm not a speed demon and flooring it everytime I drive!) What can be causing this?
#2669 of 3742 Re: probs w/ acceleration... [mazdrvr]
Aug 20, 2005 (3:22 pm)
There could be a few things, but if I had to guess it may be your throttle body being clogged up ... one way to find out is by having a diagnostic test done.
#2670 of 3742 Manual Shifting problems
Aug 21, 2005 (6:46 am)
I just bought a used 2002 Protege5. Its beautiful and I love it, but it has developed a worrisome problem: The shifter is a bit stiff. As I drive, it gets progressively more and more difficult to shift from any gear into another. At first, I thought it just had a "tight" gearbox - more of a "characteristic" than a "problem". But after driving around town for a while, the gearbox gets so stiff that it is clear to me that something is wrong. Any thoughts?
#2671 of 3742 missing oil
Aug 21, 2005 (3:17 pm)
we have a 2001 protege es 2.0 over last few months we have notice oil consumption is up a quart ever 2000 miles , it is not leaking and the car is running fine ?
#2672 of 3742 Re: probs w/ acceleration... [mazdrvr]
Aug 22, 2005 (6:29 am)
Automatic or manual?
#2673 of 3742 Oil consumption.
Aug 22, 2005 (7:53 am)
Sounds like your rings may be worn, but 1qt/1000 miles is within most manufacturer's specifications, so you likely won't get any recourse there. When you accelerate hard, does the exhaust smell a bit oily or look a bit bluish? If so, that's the source of your leak.