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#2918 of 3742 Raspy Exhaust Note in 1998 Mazda Protege
May 18, 2006 (2:08 pm)
After having my motor mounts replaced, my transmission failed and needed to be serviced. Since receiving my car from the mechanic, I have noticed that the exhaust note has become very raspy. Moreover, after coming to a complete stop, my car will hesitate breifly when I press the gas. I read on the net that when the transmission is removed for service, that the transmission mounts should be replaced. Is it at all possible that the problems I'm experiencing are related to the transmission mounts?
May 18, 2006 (3:51 pm)
Does anyone know the technical explanation of the o/d button?
#2920 of 3742 99 Mazda protege - ATX issue
May 19, 2006 (7:42 pm)
I have a 99 Protege, with 59K on it.
Recently, it has started blinking the O/D light once in a while, which goes away if i turn off the engine and turn back on. Shifts are somewhat rough. I can also hear some sort of a noise when shifting in lower gears. Hasnt given any problems on the highway yet - works absolutely fine when running at speeds.
Having read all messages rgding auto-trannies on proteges, can someone give me a couple of options to diagnose issues for the autotransmission?
May 19, 2006 (11:35 pm)
Does anyone know how to safely clean the EGR valve on a 98 Protege?
I was thinking about adding "SeaFoam", but I would prefer only to apply it to the gas tank and engine oil.
#2922 of 3742 Re: 99 Mazda protege - ATX issue [adisar]
May 20, 2006 (6:49 am)
Here's a few questions:
1)Is the check engine light on at all?
2)Have you scanned the engine for a code?
3)When the "O/D Off" light is blinking, can you
get into overdrive, or does it stay in 3rd or 2nd gear?
4)Is the air hose in good shape- no cracks, or air leaking out?
Okay, just to give you more info, go to this site:
Then go into page 15, that's DTC TABLE[FS]...01-02B-15
If you look across the headings, DTC NO.,Condition,MIL,
then "O/D off indicator light", follow that down to
P0122 TP circuit low input, and P0123 TP circuit high
input, you notice that those both show Flashing, right?
I was informed by a mechanic that the computer does this
blinking thing just as a safety mode, possibly to prevent
bigger damage, and it makes the driver stop the car.
Your car may possibly be in the early stages.
By the way, I can't take any credit for that other site I
mentioned, since someone else mentioned it here first.
#2923 of 3742 Re: 99 Mazda protege - ATX issue [sambo4]
May 20, 2006 (7:01 am)
I forgot a couple of details when you go into that site:
Look for ENGINE, then ON-BOARD DIAGNOSTIC [ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEM (FS)], click on 01-02B,
then go to page 15, DTC TABLE, etc.
#2924 of 3742 Re: 99 Mazda protege - ATX issue [sambo4]
May 20, 2006 (11:02 am)
Thanks for that sambo4. I did get the OBD test done, and it returned a P0734 Gear 4 Incorrect Ratio.
Can anyone tell me what it means? The mechanic said it will be an electrical problem with a solenoid.
What are my options in this case? I have an extended warranty on this car.
#2925 of 3742 Re: 99 Mazda protege - ATX issue [sambo4]
May 20, 2006 (11:07 am)
To reply to your questions:
1) No check engine light on
2) P0734 Gear 4 Incorrect Ratio code returned
3) I will have to check if it goes into 2nd or 3rd if OD light is blinking. Till now it has always happened on local roads, so I have immediately pulled over.
4) The air hose DOES seem to have some cracks in it, and air IS leaking out.
#2926 of 3742 Re: 99 Mazda protege - ATX issue [adisar]
May 20, 2006 (12:50 pm)
If you go back to that site:
then look under: TRANSMISSION/ TRANSAXLE 05
ON-BOARD DIAGNOSTIC, click on 05-02.
Look under DTC PO734, and it tells you to go to
page 30. When you go to page 30, there are 11 possible
causes for that condition, including ATX fluid low,
solenoids may be stuck, etc.
I guess you'll have to go thru the diagnostic procedure.
I don't want to confuse things any further, but the air hose being cracked suggests TP or Speed sensor.
I noticed when I got my scans done, some shops are
better than others. Some places won't pick up all codes.
#2927 of 3742 transmission? problem
May 20, 2006 (5:24 pm)
single female with dog moving across country. my o/d light was flashing on, a different feeling to the gas pedal so decided to pull over. my non-stickshift '99 protege LX w/100k miles was not shifting correctly, stopped at a gas station/service center at the last exit on the east side of albuquerque, nm; when i came back out after speaking with the tech. there was a "pissing stream" of tran. fluid coming from a cylinder about 8 inches long a few inches diameter with a band around it near my driver side tire. i'm pretty sure all my tran. fluid is out of my car. SO...what to do? no shop is open until monday and again, i'm moving across the country with no connections in new mexico. basically, any advise to who i should take it to and how not to be taken advantage of - like do i need a new transmission or could it possibly be something else by the above discription? i'd appreciate any help! -stuck in a hotel indefinately.