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#3380 of 3742 1994 mazda protege DX
Aug 19, 2008 (9:12 am)
Hi i have a 1994 mazda protege DX and it will not start.. my engine keeps on flooding.. but i am not hitting the gas pedal or nuthing.. its as soon as i turn on the key the engine floods. and i get black smoke coming out of my tail pipe. and i got a strong smell of gas... i do not have a Diagnostic tool and the auto zone has only a OBM II scanner... The next auto repair store charges 75 dollors and hour... all i want done is to run a Diagnostic.. is there a way to extract the codes manually?
also what could cause my engine to keep flooding? Sensors?? my Fuel injectors. work fine as i had my Brother in law help me with it.. we removed the injectors.. and they all look good tested them they all work fine so we put them back into the car... could it be a Sensor? like the O2 Sensor?
#3381 of 3742 Re: 1994 mazda protege DX [dinorocks]
Aug 19, 2008 (10:36 am)
Try unplugging the air flow sensor and then starting the car. If it starts, look to make sure the vane is moving freely in the AFS and that it returns to the closed position on its own. If it doesn't, start shopping for a rebuilt or used one.
#3382 of 3742 Re: 1994 mazda protege DX [maltb]
Aug 19, 2008 (10:49 am)
you are talking about the mass air flow sensor.? that 200 to 300 dollor part... i was hoping it was just the O2 sensor.
#3383 of 3742 Re: 1994 mazda protege DX [dinorocks]
Aug 19, 2008 (10:53 am)
Well try unplugging it first and see if the car starts. If that does it, then go rob a bank to pay for it.
The O2 sensor will do nothing for you.
#3384 of 3742 Battery Drain
Sep 09, 2008 (6:05 am)
A couple weed ago I noticed my 2000 Protégé (1.6) was cranking progressively slower during startup. (I bought the car used over a year ago and had no idea how old the battery was.)
The alternator seems okay because once it’s started the car run fine with full headlights, etc.
This past Sunday, after having sit for two days, there was nothing when I turned the key, not even a click.
I replaced the battery Sunday night with a new Die-Hard and Monday morning it started fine and cranked hard.
Now this morning, (Tuesday) the battery is completely dead.
Anyone have any ideas what could suddenly be draining my batteries?
Thanks in advance.
#3385 of 3742 not enough gas at low levels
Sep 14, 2008 (8:35 am)
I have a 2000 mazda protege 1.6 DX. Whenever the fuel level gets to about a quarter of a tank it acts like it is not getting enough gas. Runs fine when it has more gas in the tank. I am thinking it is probably a clogged filter or fuel pump is going out. I was hoping someone could give any advice, and if it is the pump or filter please tell me the best way to replace it. Thanks
#3386 of 3742 Re: Battery Drain [dlg_1]
Sep 20, 2008 (5:05 am)
I am having the same problem. But recently I have figured out how to find out what's doing it. Something has grounded. To test and see what it is,,,hook a test light to your battery,,,,inside your fuse box(inside the car) remove each fuse,,,the one that keeps the light on the tester is the problem. A wire has grounded. Trace that wire and you've got it. It was my horn wire.Had a tiny worn spot from aging and vibes on a bumpy road. This problem drove me nuts for three months.
#3387 of 3742 2003 Mazda Protege Fuel Filter
Sep 20, 2008 (7:17 am)
Where is the fuel filter located on 2003 Mazda Protege? Thank you so much for your help with this.
#3388 of 3742 Re: 2003 Mazda Protege Fuel Filter [jones6826]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 20, 2008 (8:14 am)
he High Pressure and the Low Pressure Fuel Filters are located in the Fuel Tank on the Fuel Pump Unit, to replace either Fuel Filter you must remove the Fuel Pump from the Fuel Tank.
#3389 of 3742 Re: 2003 Mazda Protege Fuel Filter [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 20, 2008 (8:25 am)
Could the fuel filter be a cause for the motor cutting out when accelerating?