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#3411 of 3742 1994 mazda protege
Nov 29, 2008 (2:06 am)
i am replacing my muffler
everything up to my catalylic converter has been removed
i have done minor repairs on my car but i am hard up for money so i am going to be doing this myself
i have the new muffler and i am going to get the piping for it
what i am looking for is information on how to put it all together
it is a sohc
and it is split piping
sorry if i am not using the correct mechanics language i am new to this
i just dont want to do it myself without any advice and have it fall off or not work correctly
but i am open to any suggestions
im trying to get this done as soon as possible because i am moving to california and i have to have it in tip top shape to not only pass emissions but to also be able to hold my own against the never ending traffic in la
#3412 of 3742 Re: 1994 mazda protege [carson13]
Dec 01, 2008 (1:52 pm)
You might want to check out your local public library or a store like Autozone for a copy of the Haynes repair manual for the Mazda 323 / Protege.
#3413 of 3742 99 protege floods at 0 deg F or colder
Dec 07, 2008 (9:45 am)
I put a new batterry in it a few months ago. Starter is new and charging system is fine. As the oudoor temp drops the engine noticealby cranks slower. At about 0 deg F or colder I have to use a booster pack to start it. Even then sometimes it floods because it cranks so slow.
This morning I did the booster pack thing and got the car started. When I walked to the front of the car one of the belts was squeeling. This is when I noticed my power steering pulley barely turning. It was like the ps pump was frozen. My question is how can a ps pump freeze??? Ps fluid does not freeze!! I don't care how cold it is.
I can see how the pulley not turning would cause my hard starting especially in the cold but what would cause it to do that.
I had this problem last winter too but didn't realize it was the ps pump slowing everything down. I have never had any problems with my power steering whatsoever. It doesn't leak, there's no water in the resevoir, and it steers fine.
Has anyone else heard of this kind of problem and what the solution might be?
#3414 of 3742 99 Mazda Protege , Bad Idle
Dec 08, 2008 (3:22 am)
Slavuta I have something similar to what you're desribing but I have a Auto Trans with 100k. My check engine light has been on for a few months and the computer says it's the timing censor. Just a few days ago my car has began having a weird idle where it drops below normal and sometimes jumps and eventually turns off if the car isn't put into drive. If I stop at a traffic light it cuts off but cranks back. Is this the timing censor ?
#3416 of 3742 My temperature guage slowly moves up.
Dec 14, 2008 (8:27 am)
My temperature gauge moves up to slowly when i start driving. It will only go up quarter of the way, where as normally it stays between the cold and hot. I am guessing it is my thermostat. If it is could i replace it myself. I have a 2001 mazda protege 1.6 litre manual transmission. Also before replacing it where can i find it?
#3417 of 3742 Re: My temperature guage slowly moves up. [wearbear]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 14, 2008 (10:27 am)
Yeah, you could have a "lazy" thermostat combined with colder weather setting in.
If your engine temperature drops too low, the thermostat should close again to raise the temperature to operating level.
Here's a description of how it works;
Your thermostat is in a housing at the end of the LOWER radiator hose, where it enters the cylinder head.
When installing, the "jiggle pin" on the thermostat points toward the top, and the sealing ring on the gasket faces the cylinder head.
The part is about $18 and the book says it takes a mechanic about 1 hour. You'll have to drain your coolant beforehand and probably take off some parts of the air cleaner for access.
#3418 of 3742 2000 Pro Passenger's feet are freezing!
Jan 02, 2009 (9:38 am)
I just joined up, and am very interested in all the interesting posts. Just got my second Protege, a 2000 auto with 68k on it. Seems to run well, but on a trip over the weekend, my passengers feet began to freeze. When we traded places, I found that there was a lot of cold air coming into the passengers side from under the dash, and very little warm air. This is not good in a Wisconsin winter. Does anyone know what might be going on? Didi gremlins remove a piece of my dash? I also noticed the glove box is equally cold, Any ideas would be much appreciated.
#3419 of 3742 Re: 2000 Pro Passenger's feet are freezing! [spetz]
Jan 02, 2009 (12:46 pm)
lot of cold air coming into the passengers side from under the dash, and very little warm air.
Have you tried setting the controls to "feet only" and maximum heat? If no or low heat is coming through on the passenger side and the driver's side is fine there could be some blockage or a closed flap on the passenger side.
#3420 of 3742 Re: 2000 Pro Passenger's feet are freezing! [autonomous]
Jan 02, 2009 (3:18 pm)
Thanks for the ideas. I did try the heat only on the feet and the cold wind continued. It seemed as if there was a direct wind from the engine compartment into the passenger's side. Where might I find those "flaps" and what would I do if I found them? Do you have an idea how many there are and where they are? Thanks a lot!