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#3176 of 3742 Mazda Protege problem, something wierd
Aug 11, 2007 (6:47 pm)
I just put a used air compressor on my 2001 mazda protege DX.
Well today it would not shift into overdrive, the battery light came on, and then the air conditioner stopped blowing cold air.
But as soon as I started slowing down to make
a turn back onto the rd. I live on the battery light went off and the air started working again.
So I decided to drive it around a little more and when I got back on the main highway and started picking up speed it started doing the same thing all over again. As long as I drive about 20 to 35 miles an hour it's fine but when I try to go faster it will not shift to overdrive the battery light comes back on and the air stops blowing cold air.
Any thoughts would be appreciated alot.
#3177 of 3742 Re: Help [kiawah]
Aug 16, 2007 (7:28 am)
SO do u think i should just get a new head, or is it another problem. The timing was set. Can u just tell me exactly what i need to do to fix the problem. Its a stick it will crank but once u let your foot off the gas it will shut off, and the radiator hose gets really tight.
#3178 of 3742 Re: Mazda Protege problem, something wierd [mazdalx01]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 16, 2007 (8:51 am)
Try tightening your drive belts.
#3179 of 3742 2002 Mazda Protege: A/C problem
Aug 20, 2007 (9:32 pm)
My 2002 Mazda Protege had air conditioning service done at the dealership just a month ago. More freon was added and the system was checked for leaks. Besides having to add more freon, the dealership stated there was nothing wrong.
I now notice that when I'm driving, the air seems to lose a bit of pressure and then come back. I notice a slight decrease in temp as well when this happens. Also, while driving, when the air starts acting up, it feels like my car accelerates a slight bit and then goes back to normal. When I'm at idle and I have the air problem, I'll step on the gas and it feels like the car wants to jump out of its body.
The temp isn't what bothers me most, its the slight acceleration then decelaration of the car while driving at a steady speed. Any idea on what this could be? I had someone tell me it could be the compressor.
#3180 of 3742 Battery indicator lights up after rear-end accident
Aug 21, 2007 (11:53 am)
My 1997 Mazda Protege was rear-ended last week. The left corner of the rear bumper got punched in when the driver behind me tried to pass me in a right turn-off lane. Since that accident has occured I've noticed that the car's electrical circuit indicator (the battery) frequently lights up for about half an hour and then turns off. Could this be caused by the accident or is it a separate event?
#3181 of 3742 Re: Battery indicator lights up after rear-end accident [jcbourg]
Aug 21, 2007 (1:36 pm)
My 1997 Mazda Protege was rear-ended ... the car's electrical circuit indicator (the battery) frequently lights up ... Could this be caused by the accident
Yes, very possible. I had a similar event happen to my previous Toyota Corolla which caused by flashers to become neurotic (they flashed doubletime). I brought it in for service and the dealer adjusted the electrical wiring; it was not a costly job.
#3182 of 3742 Re: Battery indicator lights up after rear-end accident [autonomous]
Aug 21, 2007 (2:57 pm)
Thanks for your reply. I'm taking my car in to the Mazda repair shop Wednesday morning. Thye will be checking out the electrical system.
#3183 of 3742 Re: very low idle then car turns off when i stop [irish1984]
Aug 28, 2007 (6:21 am)
I have the exact same problem! My car is getting fixed as we speak!
#3184 of 3742 Brake Light stays on...
Sep 01, 2007 (8:03 am)
Well I have a 92 protege been a great car. But everytime we turn the car on the brake light comes on and stays on til we turn it off again. The brake fluid is fine. The break pads are crappy though and we are going to change them today, just wondering if anything else could cause this. I also have a geo prizm and the light came on like that we changed the pads and it has never done it again. So i hope thats the reason the lights on in a protege.
#3185 of 3742 Re: Brake Light stays on... [hottkychick]
Sep 03, 2007 (10:49 pm)
Are you refering to the emergency brake light indicator on the the dashboard or the hi-mount brake light in the rear window?