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#2950 of 3742 Seat Belt Warning Light
Jun 15, 2006 (2:05 pm)
I have a 1997 Mazda Protege LX 1.5L
When I first bought the car the seat belt warning light and tone would operate properly when you turned the ignition. Now a few months later the light no longer comes on along with the tone, I saw the connection from the seat belt fastener to the floor of the car under the drivers seat and that is properly inserted, does anyone know what else I could try to look at? I also checked the fuses, they're ok. Another problem is my low fuel light to my knowledge has never worked correctly, is there anyway to check if it's just a bulb out or if the problem is more significant? Thanks!
#2951 of 3742 Re: my key won't turn?????? [pattyw]
Jun 16, 2006 (7:18 pm)
check the key carefully....you might have broken off some 'teeth' in it...(HINT: compare with the same size spare)
#2952 of 3742 Re: Stalling when warming up [pete79]
Jun 16, 2006 (7:30 pm)
look at the engine light when it stumbles see if it flickers. get the code out of computer (thru diagnostic connector behind battery on my 92 protege)....problem with engine light is its on only while there is malfunction, but it stores the code in computer anyway, so you'll get the code
mine did similar thing for a month, also started stalling...can get very dangerous bcoz steering locks up on turns...i got the coolant sensor changed, problem gone.
#2953 of 3742 1997 protege engine mods
Jun 17, 2006 (5:42 pm)
i have a 1997 mazda protege with the 1.5 DOHC. i am replacing the engine because of high mileage and i was wondering if any one knows of another engine that fits that car. kinda like the civic and the integra swap every one does. or maybe of just some engine mods you can think of. i mainly deal with hotrods and domestic v8's so this is my first import. any input would help greatly. thanks
#2954 of 3742 Re: 1997 protege engine mods [kjohnson7]
Jun 19, 2006 (3:55 pm)
1.8L from the Protege of the same year for more horsepower and torque. I believe it is the same as the MX-3 1.8 liter. Lots of modifications are available for this engine.
#2955 of 3742 Re: 1997 protege engine mods [jrdwyer]
Jun 20, 2006 (7:57 am)
Make that the MX-5 Miata with the 1.8L. The MX-3 had 1.6 and 1.9 liter engines.
#2957 of 3742 Re: A/C Flickers on Fan Speed 2 [adam317]
Jun 21, 2006 (2:52 pm)
I had the exact problem and the dealer replaced the falty AC Control Unit (under warranty) with an updated unit. This is a know problem.
The control unit is in the dash and controls the fan and AC position switches and/or cables. Part # BL8F-190D.
This was on a 2002 LX.
#2958 of 3742 Coolant Loss
Jun 22, 2006 (5:33 am)
I have a 95 Protege 196K miles. About 8 months ago I had the head gasket replaced. Monday I noticed the overflow "boiling" and the smell of antifreeze. Temp guage seems to be working and normal, no oil in water or water in oil. Replaced cap, no help. Drained radiator, clean and green. Refilled, got to operating temp. and test drove as soon as I got home I opened hood and opened cap, NO PRESSURE? I cannot find any OBVIOUS leaks. Head Gasket? Cracked head? Radiator cracked? Don't know where to go next, HELP!
#2959 of 3742 Coolant Loss Reply
Jun 22, 2006 (6:15 am)
Here is a thread from a Honda Civic discussion pertaining to the same issue.
You may need to pressure test the radiator to see if it is leaking. If not, the replacement radiator cap could be bad. If not, you could have a cracked or warped head. I would think that whoever replaced the head gasket would have checked this before doing the work.