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Mazda Protege, Sedan
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.
#3020 of 3742 Creaking while steering
Aug 18, 2006 (5:51 am)
Hi all, I'm at my wits end and very stubborn about taking my vehicle into a shop to get it fixed but running out of options. '99 Protege emits a loud "creaking" noise (like that of a coffin opening in old horror movies!) when steering wheel turn form left to right. It is coming from the suspension somewhere but not sure exactly what is doing it. First thought it was the control arm bearing but not 100% sure. Car does not have to be in motion for it to occur, wondering if anyone has a had same problem and fixed? Thanks!
#3021 of 3742 Re: Creaking while steering [snowmedic]
Aug 18, 2006 (5:34 pm)
Nevermind, I found it......just a sway bar link, replaced 3 of the four last year, was told it was still good......guess not!
#3022 of 3742 2000 Protege... i desperately need help!
Aug 19, 2006 (11:58 am)
I bought my 2000 Protege about 4 months ago with 20,000 miles on it. It ran great for about the first month that I had it and then it developed this weird problem that keeps getting worse and worse.
Basically, if I drive it and then turn it off, I cannot physically turn it back on for at least an hour. I don't know much about cars so excuse my lack of auto-jargon, but it turns over when i turn the key but nothing happens, the car doesn't actually turn on. i've been told it's a problem with the fuel injection, i've been told it's the radiator, i've been told that it's overheating, i've been told that it's this and that... agh! but anyhow, now it's getting to the point where i can be sitting in traffic and it just shuts down on me and it WILL NOT turn back on, leaving me stuck in a turn lane or something. i've been told that it's overheating, but the coolant gage has never read more than half way in between hot and cold... does anyone have any suggestions???
i desperately need help, i know i paid too much for this car and now it's getting to the point where i'm afraid to drive it... any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!