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#2863 of 3742 2000 Mazda Protege Stalling Problem - Help!
Mar 18, 2006 (2:35 pm)
Our 2000 Mazda Protege has developed a stalling problem. When in heavy stop & go traffic for a while, the car dies and won't restart until it sits for 10 or 15 minutes. Car tries to start when you turn the key and it turns over, but won't start until the time passes. Have had it to shop, and the Cam sensor gets a faulty reading put the shop doesn't think thatis the problem. They think it may be the fuel filter which is built into the gas tank, & will cost $85 just to pull the gas tank to check the filter. Anybody have had this problem? Any sugggestions or solutions would be appreciated.
#2864 of 3742 Sudden Acceleration Problem
Mar 18, 2006 (3:17 pm)
I've just bought a 2002 Protege LX. The car seems perfectly fine EXCEPT when I'm in my driveway (slight upward incline). I put the car in Drive and gently touch the accelerator to move the car into the garage - the engine races to about 2000 rpm even with my foot on the brake. I can only stop the engine revving by putting the car into neutral or turning the key to off.
Any help appreciated. Thanks.
#2865 of 3742 Re: California Smog Test Failure [carltech]
Mar 19, 2006 (10:23 am)
Did you ever find a solution to your Protege failing the CA smog test? I just tested mine yesterday (1996 model) and it failed. Mechanic said he would try to reset the memory on the computer. Final diagnosis is it that there is a computer problem that needs to be fixed by the dealer. Any thoughts or insights?
#2866 of 3742 Re: 2000 Mazda Protege Stalling Problem - Help! [shhzoe]
Mar 20, 2006 (6:20 am)
I have had the same problem. It seems to have been trouble with the electronics departing from the key. Have your mechanic check out the wiring diagrams. There should be three wires departing from the key and one input. One of the wires leads to the defrost, wipers; the second leads to the signal lights and the dash indicators (where my problem was, where yours probably will be), and the third for the stereo system. The second wire will also lead to the engine. The second wire (blue/white on my 98) is probably faulty. SO! What we did was install a by-pass from the input to the second wire's breaker, and everything has been fine since then. Have your mecanic check if the second wire is corroded. It may be something very inexpensive. If your car is having the same problem as mine (and so may be fixed the same way), youll have these "symptoms":
-car stalls, when try to restart, turns over but does not catch
-cannot restart for a period of time (mine was only 5-10 minutes)
-signal lights do not work, dash indicators do not work
-stereo works fine, dash lights work fine
From what I understood in your post, it seems like the same thing. Have mecanic check electrical diagrams surrounding key. Dont check out the gas filter until youve tried this. Way cheaper and probably the problem. Good luck!
#2867 of 3742 Re: 2000 Mazda Protege Stalling Problem - Help! [today23]
Mar 20, 2006 (5:00 pm)
#2869 of 3742 2001 2.0 ES AT - Annoying Humming Sound
Mar 22, 2006 (5:12 pm)
I have a 2001 2.0 ES Auto with 110,000 km. I really enjoy my car and has been very reliable, but there is an annoying humming and vibration that starts to be heard at 50 km/h. It disappears when I turn the steering wheel to the left I have just replaced the coils, but the irritating sound is still there. I have gone to my local dealer twice, but they say there is "no problem, it is fine." I have never heard this sound in five years that I have had the car. It has been stealth quiet until this point. What do you think?
#2870 of 3742 Re: 2001 2.0 ES AT - Annoying Humming Sound [jeff41]
Mar 25, 2006 (4:20 am)
That's usually a symptom of a defective left front wheel bearing.
#2871 of 3742 1999 Protege - fixes for EGR codes
Mar 27, 2006 (10:00 am)
I have a 99 LX (1.6 liter), with ~72k. Two weeks ago, I had the EGR system cleaned as result of a P0402 OBD code. Now, the light is back on, code is the same. Mechanic says it may have to do with solenoid sensors. Has anyone else had repeated problems? What was the solution? A new EGR valve costs over $200 (for the part only).
#2872 of 3742 Re: ATX Repair Journey Completed!! [hboyd]
Mar 28, 2006 (9:48 am)
Sending out a message to HBOYD (hboyd). I am having the same problem with my 2000 protege ES. The O/D light flashes followed by the check engine light and the automatic transmission shifts rough. Could you please tell me which of the solenoids it is with regards to the vehicle, front-right or so on. Mazda people can't seem to figure out which solenoid "E" and they keep telling me to just replace the tranny. Also, could you tell me which internet sight you got your new part from. Thanks for your time. I'll be watching this sight for your reply.