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#3179 of 3738 2002 Mazda Protege: A/C problem
Aug 20, 2007 (10:32 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 3738 Battery indicator lights up after rear-end accident
Aug 21, 2007 (12:53 pm)
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 3738 Re: Battery indicator lights up after rear-end accident [jcbourg]
Aug 21, 2007 (2:36 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 3738 Re: Battery indicator lights up after rear-end accident [autonomous]
Aug 21, 2007 (3:57 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 3738 Re: very low idle then car turns off when i stop [irish1984]
Aug 28, 2007 (7:21 am)
I have the exact same problem! My car is getting fixed as we speak!
#3184 of 3738 Brake Light stays on...
Sep 01, 2007 (9:03 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 3738 Re: Brake Light stays on... [hottkychick]
Sep 03, 2007 (11:49 pm)
Are you refering to the emergency brake light indicator on the the dashboard or the hi-mount brake light in the rear window?
#3186 of 3738 check engine light
Sep 18, 2007 (12:41 pm)
Hi. 99 protege. Where can I find out what the diagnostic codes mean? thanks
#3187 of 3738 Re: check engine light [jacek1]
Sep 19, 2007 (9:57 am)
Just google OBD to see the OBD-II - On-Board Diagnostic System.
#3188 of 3738 Brake light assembly appears stuck
Oct 01, 2007 (9:58 am)
I have a 97 Protege and I am trying to change the brake lights. I unscrewed the two screws right outside where the trunk comes down and pushed out on the assembly, but it is sticking and I can't pop it out. Are there more screws I am missing?