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#2743 of 3742 Re: Keyless Entry works sometimes.....? [puranik]
Oct 09, 2005 (10:46 pm)
Don't know the problem. I have a 2000 protege with the same problem and am being it to the dealer in a week and 1/2. Let you know then. An electronic place I spoke to on the phone said it's probably the mechanism in one of the doors that controls the power doors (forgot the name he said), he said if only one goes bad it screws up the whole mechanism. Going to Mazda since they will tell me the problem for 45 dollars and apply it to the repair if I do it, the electric place wanted 70. I did call the parts department and was quoted 91 dollars for the part but I think the labor involves taking the door apart and is pricy. Will let you know.
#2744 of 3742 Re: Wheel shake & sqealing noise [nyccarguy]
Oct 10, 2005 (5:19 am)
Maybe there is a tire out of balance? The car tracks straight on the highway though.
Are your tires properly inflated? Any strange wear patterns on them?
When the car is stopped and in either R or D, I hear a squealing noise (it shakes too) coming from the front of the car.
If the squeal happens while you're in Park or Neutral then I suspect its something other than your wheels.
Oct 10, 2005 (3:26 pm)
Tires are properly inflated. No strange wear aptterns that I can see.
The squeal happens when the car is in D or R. I don't think it has anything to do with the wheels either.
I'm going to take it in sometime this week.
#2746 of 3742 02 Protege jerking
Oct 10, 2005 (6:17 pm)
I have a 2002 Protege ES 2.0 auto, 72,000 miles. The problem is sometimes from a stop it will rev high and slowly gain speed, just driving down the road it sometimes acts like its running out of gas it will sputter and jerk and barely move and die, It seems to do it when it warms up, but sometimes it can drive for an hour and be fine. It died in the middle of a highway intersection, could have killed me! I took it to an import mechanic and he replaced the fuel pump, plugs, wires, air filter and cleaned the injectors (&wasted alot of money) and said he couldnt fix it. I am about to burn it and collect insurance and buy a $3 KIA! PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!
#2747 of 3742 Re: 02 Protege jerking [brando8844]
Oct 10, 2005 (7:11 pm)
Manual or auto trans?
#2748 of 3742 Re: 02 Protege jerking [alcan]
Oct 11, 2005 (3:37 am)
His post says "auto."
I was going to suggest plug wires until I read that the previous mechanic covered that -- just make sure he really did change them, OK? That's what it sounds like to me.
Have you tried taking the car to a Mazda dealership's service department? If anyone knows the car, Mazda should!
#2749 of 3742 Re: 02 Protege jerking [brando8844]
Oct 11, 2005 (7:14 am)
"sometimes from a stop it will rev high and slowly gain speed"
About the only thing I know of which will cause that is the auto trans slipping.
Oct 11, 2005 (5:15 pm)
I have a 98 Protege LX, 78,000 miles. When I go over certain bumps, there is a scary rattle coming from the exhaust pipe area or possibly the trunk area. I think it is a loose exhaust...could this be a common problem? Is there an easy fix?
#2751 of 3742 Shake, rattle and roll [safesaxbdd]
Oct 12, 2005 (3:58 am)
An 8 year old car is bound to have a few rattles. Could it be a rusty harness/fastener? Anything visible hanging underneath around the exhaust area? Any of the piping sagging suspiciously? Have you installed a new muffler since you bought the car?
Oct 12, 2005 (4:09 pm)
Hi, my baby-01' Protege sedan LX 2.0, amonth ago (at the most) had a early 60,000 tune-up ( 53,000), tires balanced, inflated, and rotated as well as the air conditioner system evac. The accelleration prob. I had did improve alot but there is still some hesatiation but no getting stuck and jerking. My air condtioner still has a smell (musty) to it; is this normal even though it was serviced? Also, I get alot of steering wheel shake even after the balancing, etc. I was told by Discount Tire that it was because my wheels (alloy 15 x 7) were heavy and that it could become uncentered and cause this. ??? My biggest concern is that my car eats gas very fast! Theres nothing leaking underneath. The ohter night the tank was filled up. Drove around (less than 25 miles) and it ate a quarter tank. The next day I drove a total of 73 miles all day and its now down to half a tank. I already spent alot of money for the above maintenance and I don't want to spend more trying to figure out what is going on. Is there a specific thing to ask to be checked when I take it back to the dealership? Thank you in advance!!