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Mazda Protege, Sedan
#3553 of 3742 Re: mazda protege 2003 died wont start [cav4]
Oct 02, 2009 (2:24 pm)
Hmnmm Try tapping the starter while someone is turning the key. How was the oil level? Sounds like a crank sensor was knocked off. Its located atop the bottum main pully. A credit card distance away from the teeth used to read the crank timing. Ummm Shut down huh???... Um Altinator No Starter No.... Maybe you broke the timing belt! Open the upper plastic inspection cover for the timing belt. You may have a busted belt! Sounds like the engine cranks but the upper half is not turning so it will just make a humming noise..
#3554 of 3742 Re: 2001 protege died [chump2]
Oct 02, 2009 (2:28 pm)
Fuel pump pressure check at the fuel pump
Oct 06, 2009 (12:29 pm)
I have a 2000 Mazda Protege 1.6 liter and when I turn on the AC the belt slips for a few seconds (a really loud screech). However this usually happens when the engine is cold. The belt feels tight to the touch but it must not be. It usually does not slip when the engine is warm.
I would like to replace the belt as a starting place. If anyone could give me detailed instructions as to how to replace this belt, I would greatly appreciate it.
Oct 08, 2009 (7:06 am)
It's time for a clutch replacement.
Anyone have any experience w/ P5 clutch replacement:
OEM vs. aftermarket?
Oct 08, 2009 (8:44 am)
All I can tell you is to buy the best clutch kit money can buy, (OEM or name-brand) because you don't want to be doing this twice.
As for procedure, I'd recommend that you get a Chilton's Import Repair Manual or a subscription to www.alldatadiy.com, so that you'll know how to do the job step by step.
It's important to be thorough, for a successful clutch job. So you want to do pressure plate, clutch disk, throwout bearing and pilot bearing, and a close inspection of the flywheel face for cracking, burning, grooves, etc. If the flywheel doesn't look so good, mark its position and remove it for machining or replacment. Also consider flushing your clutch hydraulic system.
Be sure to work safely.
#3558 of 3742 2000 Mazda Protege
Oct 09, 2009 (3:40 pm)
Could you let me know when it's time for me to change the timing belt and how much would that most likely cost me? Thanks.
#3559 of 3742 Re: 2000 Mazda Protege [leky]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 10, 2009 (7:36 am)
Every 60000 miles for the 1.8 DOHC engine. Cost will vary, but book says about 3 hours labor and $60 bucks for the part. Of course, if they replace tensioner, water pump etc (one of those "while we're in there" type of repairs) then the cost can go up accordingly. I think a private repair shop could run this up to $600, and a dealer would be higher or course. But it looks like basic belt + parts $100/hr is about $400 bucks out the door. So be sure to check on what you get for the price quoted, and think about what you want to replace "while you're in there".
#3560 of 3742 Re: Clutch [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 11, 2009 (5:53 am)
Thanks for the info. I'll probably go w/ Mazda, but it looks like I should do the entire kit. Not sure yet if I'll have Dealer or Trans shop do it.
As per flushing, Is the clutch hydraulic system part of the brake system, a seperate bleed line, or entire seperate system?
Oct 11, 2009 (8:16 am)
looks to be all separate, yes.
#3562 of 3742 Re: Clutch [oldman15]
Oct 13, 2009 (9:05 am)
the entire kit
I believe the alternator is another item that you may want to have checked while "they" are there. If it's in good shape, then no worry. If not, it may be worth considering for replacement before it fails (and knocks out a battery or two).