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#3010 of 3742 2000 Mazda Protege
Aug 13, 2006 (10:18 am)
My 2000 Mazda Protege with only 55K miles on it "bucks" without any notice,usually on the highway but occasionally on back roads. The RPM's go way up then take a while to kick back down. It seems to me all the shifting is otherwise fine,It doesn't make any weird sounds like grinding. I took it to AAMCO but they found no problems with the transmission. Has this happened to anyone else? Any suggestions?
#3011 of 3742 2000 Mazda Protege
Aug 13, 2006 (5:08 pm)
I've been reading some old posts and alot of them sound like the same problem with the speed sensor being the culprit. Thanks,I'm going to Mazda tomorrow.
#3012 of 3742 Mazda Protege '99 -- Tick, tick, tick
Aug 14, 2006 (9:14 am)
I just acquired a '99 Protege, 89K mi. From what I've read here, I think its problem is a bad CV joint or front axle. My son is a decent mechanic, and has worked on a lot of imports, but no Mazdas. Could this be fixed in a driveway by someone with that level of experience? I'm not dying to take it to a dealer, so it's the driveway or the local Goodyear. Any advice?
Aug 16, 2006 (7:59 am)
My 1999 Mazda Protege has 130K on it, I have never had any problems with it until now. It does this through all the speeds, 10,20,30 miles an hour, but even more at around 60 miles an hour there is a slight pulling feeling and if I press the gas peddle it does not gain acceleration nor does it loose acceleration and my rpm does not gain or loose. There is no rough idling, it cranks up fine and the engine light has not came on. Any suggestions?
#3014 of 3742 Re: Mazda Protege 99 [purecitrus]
Aug 16, 2006 (8:15 am)
maybe a stuck brake caliper or shoe, maybe even a bad axle?
i suppose i'd drive and then come to a stop and see if a wheel is hotter than the rest.
#3015 of 3742 Re: Mazda Protege 99 [purecitrus]
Aug 16, 2006 (1:35 pm)
there is a slight pulling feeling
Does the car pull to one side? How do your tire threads look: are they all uniform or are some tires worn more in a certain edge? When did you last balance and align your wheels?
#3016 of 3742 Re: Mazda Protege 99 [autonomous]
Aug 17, 2006 (3:53 am)
4 new tires and balance about two mths ago. The engine light came on yesterday. The pulling feeling is in the engine. I think I need the fuel injectors cleaned and spark plugs changed. I will let y'all know if that makes a difference.
#3017 of 3742 Re: Mazda Protege 99 [purecitrus]
Aug 17, 2006 (9:21 am)
The engine light came on yesterday. The pulling feeling is in the engine.
maybe a bad engine mount resulting in excessive torquing or movement when getting on /off the gas?
#3018 of 3742 Re: 1993 Protege turns over, but no spark [coldje]
Aug 17, 2006 (1:27 pm)
Did you get your problem resolved? If so, what was it?
I had my mufler worked on and the same thing happened to me, but my car won't start at all.