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Mazda Protege, Sedan
#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!
#3114 of 3742 Re: 2001 Protege Misfire Problem [cmcjeff]
Feb 22, 2007 (12:31 pm)
I haven't heard a word about it since. Hope everything worked out. Are you going through a similar situation?
#3115 of 3742 Re: 2000 Protege: Noise from front (Driverside?) [tblada]
Feb 22, 2007 (7:37 pm)
I haven't noticed any shimmying in the steering, nor problems with the brakes. Yep, both front bearings replaced ($500), and still hear the noise. Garage then tried to tell me it was uneven wear in my tires.
I'm not that knowledgable about cars, so I don't know if it could be the CVs or tranny.
#3116 of 3742 Re: 2001 Protege Misfire Problem [autonomous]
Mar 05, 2007 (9:57 am)
To let everyone know, the coils did end up fixing my random misfire problem. The car has been running great ever since.
BUT... while it was running in the random misfire mode, it looks like I might have messed up my catalytic converter. I now have a check engine light on with an "inefficient converter" code. I'll be taking it into the shop next week to have them look at it.
Anyone have an idea if this will most likely affect the "warm up" catalytic converter up by the manifold, or the actualy in-line unit that is much cheaper to repair?
Mar 06, 2007 (9:26 am)
Could a cracked muffler cause an exhaust leak and a rattling noise from the muffler when pressing the gas?
#3118 of 3742 Re: Cracked Muffler? [heathernkenny]
Mar 06, 2007 (12:58 pm)
#3119 of 3742 Re: Mazda rough idle with AC on [jdybber]
Mar 09, 2007 (11:38 am)
Have you determined the cause of the rough idle for your Mazda Protege?
I am experiencing the same problems!
#3120 of 3742 Re: Mazda rough idle with AC on [cpon]
Mar 09, 2007 (1:26 pm)
I tried everything. Finally replacing the EGR (or is it ERG?) valve seems to have fixed it. I will know in the next week or two.