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#3089 of 3738 Re: 2001 Protege Misfire Problem [ee74]
Jan 16, 2007 (4:19 pm)
Hi ee74 ... I have a 2003 Mazda Premacy (I'm in Australia, not sure if you have this model in the US) and have been having the same problem. I had the timing belt changed and now this is happening all the time. I had it taken to an autoelectrician yesterday and one of the error codes was RANDOM MISFIRE. What happened? Did you get the coils replaced? THANKS, APPRECIATE ANY ADVICE =)
#3090 of 3738 Stereo, Dome Lights, Trunk Light Not Working
Jan 21, 2007 (8:14 pm)
I have a 2003 Mazda Protege.
Recently my battery died, my trunk was slightly open for a couple days and the light drained the battery. Got it jumped, now it will start on its own, the headlights, brake lights, automatic locks, and automatic windows work. The stereo, the dome lights, the fob to unlock the car, and the trunk lights however DO NOT work. Any ideas??
#3091 of 3738 Re: Stereo, Dome Lights, Trunk Light Not Working [cymagen]
Jan 22, 2007 (10:11 am)
Did you check the fuse box for blown fuses?
#3092 of 3738 2001 Protege ES 2.0 with OD Light Flashing (P0745 Error Code)
Jan 22, 2007 (12:55 pm)
Need help to order the proper Pressure Control Solenoid that going on the control valve in the tranny, The dealer isn't sure which one to order, I have the ode P0745 that points directly at the Pressure Control solenoid. I need a Mazda Part number if anyone has it or who I can contact to order this directly through. Help!!! Called everywhere and practically no one has any idea, quite funny and frustrating at the same time, the dealer parts diagram/list doesn't describe what each solenoid is...Talk about frustrating.
#3093 of 3738 Re: 2001 Protege ES 2.0 with OD Light Flashing (P0745 Error Code) [sneeker]
Jan 22, 2007 (11:28 pm)
The reason the dealer is having trouble finding the part is that they would not attempt to replace the solenoid but rather the entire transmission. The valve body is a complex part and rather than having the dealers doing field service, Mazda chooses to have them install reman. transmissions (in the end it costs less) when the vehicle is under warranty. I'll take a look tomorrow and see if I can come up with a number, but just because you have a code, that doesn't mean the part is bad.
Diagnosing a transmission requires taking line pressures (to find blockages), visual inspection of the fluid, and at least, taking the valve body cover and fluid pan off. If this is all new to you, I'd suggest taking it in.
Do you at least have a factory service manual?
#3094 of 3738 Re: 2001 Protege ES 2.0 with OD Light Flashing (P0745 Error Code) [sneeker]
Jan 23, 2007 (3:41 pm)
Anyway, the part number you are looking for is FN01-21-1L1A.
#3095 of 3738 Re: 2001 Protege ES 2.0 with OD Light Flashing (P0745 Error Code) [maltb]
Jan 23, 2007 (3:52 pm)
Thanks for the part number and information. I do have the huge Factory Repair Manual. I did the two troubleshooting tests of each solenoid, such as the resistance test and listening for the cleck of each solenoid. The Pressure control solendoid was not in the specified resistance range and the solenoid did not produce a click like all the other ones. I have a pretty good idea on how to replace it on my own, I have someone who has more car repair experience helping me at the same time. But, that part number is what I seriously needed to purchase the Pressure Control Solenoid...I appreciate your help.
#3096 of 3738 Belt problems on my 97 mazda protege
Feb 02, 2007 (10:18 pm)
The belt in my 97 Mazda Protege that connects to the alternator and the water pump keeps breaking and I'm not sure why. I've been taking it to Midas but they can't seem to figure out the problem. It has broken about six times now and each time they thought they had solved the problem. The last time they said that they realized that the alternator was probably freezing up and causing the belt to burn so I had them replace the alternator. It's only been a few days since then and the belt is squealing again and I know it's going to break anytime. This is getting extremely frustrating and I don't know what to do. Does anybody know what the problem might be? Please help me!
#3097 of 3738 Re: Belt problems on my 97 mazda protege [brandon7]
Feb 03, 2007 (4:57 pm)
Is the water pump original or has it been replaced? If replaced, then was it an aftermarket rebuild or a new Mazda water pump? Assuming that the alternator is turning fine and the water pump also spins properly and is not leaking, then you may need to check the belt angle from the alternator to the water pump. It is possible that a rebuilt water pump/ pulley is not at the right angle due to sloppy tolerances or wear. Someone else posted on this forum about such an issue. I believe they used a spacer to properly align the water pump pulley to the alternator pulley. If you search back in the forum you might find the post.
For reference, I have a '95 Protege with the original alternator and 2nd water pump (new Mazda part) and no problems other than occasionally having to tighten the belt when it stretches. 204K miles and still going strong.
#3098 of 3738 interference or non interference
Feb 04, 2007 (7:04 pm)
I have a 1991 protege mazda 323 with a dohc 16 valve engine 2 wheel drive and the timing belt broke going 55mph i need to know if this engine is a non interference or interference. can any one tell me for sure?