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#3581 of 3742 OLD GAS, CODE, TOP/CENTER DASHBOARD NOISES
Nov 07, 2009 (7:18 pm)
1999 Mazda Protege 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 13,333 miles
2009 i bought a car that was sitting for 3 years (DX 1.6 liter). The tires had flat spots: replaced/resolved.
I added a couple ounces of Redline Water Dispersant to the Fuel Tank; replaced Timing Belt and Seal; aligned wheels. Added half a tank of High Test when tank was half full and running rough.
Now I've got a Check Engine Light and an Intermittent Rattle like radio static (The 'stripper' base DX came without a radio or clock) at Idle in Center of Dash! Your thoughts?
Would Disconnecting the Battery Clear the Code and maybe let it learn to like real gasoline; establish new Parameters? What should a poor man do about these problems? Should I buy a Diagnostic Device? Which one?
The Dash problem noise? it stopped for a minute after i slapped the Dash ...
Thank you, Scott.
#3582 of 3742 Re: 2001 mazda protege o/d and engine light [bhahn]
Nov 08, 2009 (4:11 pm)
o/d light blinking on and off and check engine light staying on ... did not help.any ideas?
Did you get a diagnostic done? The codes may help narrow down the problem.
#3583 of 3742 Re: HVAC Fan speed switch not working [2000falcon]
Nov 09, 2009 (10:32 pm)
Blower motor resistor bad! Behind glove box! Look up autozone part for a picture and you will see it as soon as you look up there behind glovebox! Easy fix buy new one, unplug old, unscrew and put new one in and replug it in.. Hope this helps!
Nov 10, 2009 (9:50 am)
Just to let folk out there know.
I have a 1990 mazda 323(think it's called protege in the states).Had it from new. It has done 350,000 kilometers,and is just in for the 2nd replacement clutch.Exhaust has never been changed,
Can anyone guess how many miles I am going to get from this engine(b3 1.3l)
#3585 of 3742 2003 Protege5 rear brakes sticking
Nov 12, 2009 (6:22 am)
A few weeks ago, my Protege5's rear brakes stuck to the rear wheels. Unfortunately, my girlfriend didn't really notice until she saw the smoke. She drove about 5 blocks, downhill. We brought the car to the dealership in the afternoon (and the brakes had unstuck by then) and they switched out the brake pads (apparently, they were melted quite badly).
Low and behold, today, the rear brakes stuck again. This time, my girlfriend noticed that the parking brake was loose (no resistance when putting it on). It's going back to the dealership for repairs but I'm wondering if anyone had this problem before, and what it could be?
I was thinking maybe the rear calipers? Moisture in the cables or something?
#3586 of 3742 Rear Discs or Drum Brakes?
Nov 12, 2009 (7:28 am)
I had a car with rear drums break and wedge one shoe ... but that's not your problem. Fix that parking brake before the rear brake job.
#3587 of 3742 Re: Lots of RPM's--No speed [napanee]
Nov 12, 2009 (8:09 pm)
have the air flow meter check, also egr vale wil cause that problem
#3588 of 3742 Re: Clutch [autonomous]
Nov 13, 2009 (9:09 am)
By your suggestion, I'm guessing that the alternator is burried down near the clutch.
I'm sure when everything is apart, the dealer will suggest replacement no matter what.
In order to check it, does it need to be visually inspected, or can an electronic diagnostic do the trick ahead of time.
#3589 of 3742 Re: Clutch [oldman15]
Nov 13, 2009 (2:57 pm)
dealer will suggest replacement no matter what
In an honest dealership, the mechanic should suggest the replacement of a worn part if it will save the client money. The saving is in the labor that will not need to be redone. The real issue for many drivers is do we trust the mechanic giving the advice? If not, seek another opinion.
#3590 of 3742 Re: Clutch [autonomous]
Nov 15, 2009 (9:30 am)
My experience has been to ask the 4 local dealers the same question & get 3 - 4 different answers, which is why this site is usually so valuable. You sounded expereinced in the eval & replacement of the item, thus the question.
Thanks for the advise; as always I'll ask around.