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#3103 of 3742 Will the 2002 Protege Workshop Manual work with 1997 Mazda Protege?
Feb 15, 2007 (7:14 pm)
My dad has a 1997 Mazda Protege LX Sedan 4D 1.5L, and i have been looking for a Shop Manual for him. The regular manuals that are available to buy just aren't detailed enough and make the work slow and difficult.
So i came across the post that had a full Shop Manual (http://protege5.ugly.net/), but i don't know if it works with the '97 Protege.
I cant afford to pay for one off e-bay because im a starvin college student so any input is greatly appreciated...
Also if the two aren't compatible....does anyone know where i can find one online or can someone e-mail me it?
#3104 of 3742 91 protege axle sounds!!
Feb 16, 2007 (6:20 am)
My 5spd Protege's axles have been replaced. drivers side twice in last 3 months. I have a clanking sound when i accelerate. does it worse when it is cold weather. After about 15 miles it will usually cease. This is driving straight...no turns. I can accelerate slowly and am able to erase sound.. almost! This is very annoying. Could it be the "C" clip on axle? Any advice? Thanks. ONEAL
#3105 of 3742 Re: Will the 2002 Protege Workshop Manual work with 1997 Mazda Protege? [shanecbx3]
Feb 16, 2007 (10:22 am)
No, the two vehicles are totally different.
#3107 of 3742 Re: 2001 Protege Misfire Problem [ee74]
Feb 21, 2007 (2:23 pm)
Did you ever find the answer to your misfire? Mine's doing the exact same thing. Replaced both coils, all 4 plugs and the boots and wires. I even checked the injectors... all is ok. But, flashing engine light comes on (randomly) and I lose power, if driving. Any answers yet?
#3108 of 3742 Re: 2001 Protege Misfire Problem [autonomous]
Feb 21, 2007 (2:40 pm)
autonomous, did you ever get an answer to ee74's protege random misfire question? Mine's doing the same thing. Thanks.
#3109 of 3742 2000 Protege: Noise from front (Driverside?)
Feb 21, 2007 (4:02 pm)
Hey my 2000 Mazda Protege has a low grinding noise coming from the front driveline. It's only when rolling forward at low speeds. The brake system is entirely new (the problem preceeded the brake system renewal). I think it is from the driver side bearing but when I jack the car up and spin the drive axles there is no noise. Can CV joints or bearings make a low grinding noise? It doesn't sound like metal grinding, it sounds like rolling a bowling ball on pavement (if that helps). I don't want to replace the drive axles if it's the bearings, but I don't want to replace the bearings and have to go back and change out CV's. Any ideas?
#3110 of 3742 Re: 2000 Protege: Noise from front (Driverside?) [tblada]
Feb 21, 2007 (7:50 pm)
Wow...you've described the sound I've been hearing in my 2000 ES exactly. I've got approximately 60,000 miles, and I started noticing the bowling ball noise last fall when driving at low speeds or coming to a stop.
Independent garage replaced both front wheel bearings and the noise is still there. After that, I couldn't really afford to have any additional work done without knowing for sure what the problem is.
If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them, too.
#3111 of 3742 Re: 2000 Protege: Noise from front (Driverside?) [chicagopro]
Feb 22, 2007 (2:12 am)
I thought it was the bearings in my Mazda Protege too, but there is also a slight shimmy in the steering(at low speeds), but it's not the breaks. So you got both bearings replaced and still have that low grinding noise? Do you think it's the CV's or even worse, main drive bearings in the tranny? I know the guy I bought the car from and I know he took it easy on it. Replacement axles run $97 each on drivewire.com. I may replace my bearings first since they run $50 and it can't hurt to have new ones.
#3112 of 3742 Re: 2001 Protege Misfire Problem [cmcjeff]
Feb 22, 2007 (2:15 am)
My dad had the same problem, it was a computer error. He ended up replacing the computer and within a few minutes the car ran like new. May want to check your computer out!