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#3635 of 3742 Mazda protege 2003 !!! DON'T START!!!
Oct 16, 2010 (12:45 pm)
CAN ANYBODY HELP
I have a 2003 Mazda protege and the car won't start!!!
I've just installed a new starter yesterday cause there was no contact, no clic clic,
a bit of rust on my old one. So the starter is new, the solenoid is new, the switch
too and the batterie is new too . The contact or connection from the batterie to the starter is ok. AND still won't work!!! still no clic clic when I turn the key.
Could it be a bad connection from the key to the switch, or a computer problem, a wire problem. Does anybody got a clue THanks
#3636 of 3742 Re: Mazda protege 2003 !!! DON'T START!!! [benybom]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 16, 2010 (1:50 pm)
Hmmmm.....presuming you testing for voltage at the solenoid with a test light, I'll take a stab at a blown fusible link in the engine bay. Some starter solenoids are fused this way.
Do you have headlights?
#3637 of 3742 99 Protege DX Lean Condition Codes
Oct 16, 2010 (3:37 pm)
With no answer in sight, I'm respectfully asking your advice on a PO 171 code (lean condition). The car is solid with 14k miles, but until Feb, it was sitting for 3 years at least and to get it, I had to start it with the old gas. My Dad's choice of mechanic has thrown a new MAF and recently a can of something like 'commercial' DRYGAS into it with no results. I put a water dispersant (Amsoil) in as soon as i got the car and recently a can of injector-cleaner. No Luck at this game of darts and the mechanic told me, 'That model car's 1. fuel pressure can't be checked 2. fuel filter can't be changed as it's integral to the in-tank fuel-pump. 3. It could be a million things 3. next step is to change the the in-tank fuel-pump/fuel filter unit which requires dropping the tank $$$$$. I have zero confidence in him and can't afford another 14k mileage vehicle, so
I'd appreciate your thoughts, please
Scott (99DX) Schuck sschuc1yahoo.com
#3638 of 3742 Re: 2000 Mazda Protege LX o/d off issue [funguy123]
Nov 11, 2010 (7:29 pm)
Did you ever find out what was fixed? Or did they not tell you but charged you $600? Is car still working fine?
#3639 of 3742 Re: 2000 Mazda Protege LX o/d off issue [ddekleuver]
Nov 11, 2010 (7:49 pm)
Did you ever get your Protege fix? If so what was the final problem?
#3640 of 3742 Re: 97 mazda protege lx- trottles when takes off [giacomod]
Nov 11, 2010 (7:52 pm)
Did any of the advice finally fix your car and if so what was the real cause?
#3641 of 3742 Re: 2000 Mazda Protege LX o/d off issue [autonomous]
Nov 11, 2010 (7:54 pm)
Did you ever get your car fixed, if so what was the final cause?
#3642 of 3742 oil pump gasket repair cost
Dec 24, 2010 (12:33 pm)
I have a 2002 Protege 2.0 with 95K miles that is dripping very small amounts of oil. The dealer says the leak is from the oil pump gasket, and the repair would be $1600 because they have to pull the engine and transmission to get to the oil pump. Is this realistic? And if I do get it done, what other work should I consider while the engine is out? The engine is running well, so I'd like to keep the car for a while.
#3643 of 3742 Re: 2001 Mazda Protege Low beams will not turn on! [clarkwd]
Jan 20, 2011 (7:43 am)
I now have this same problem this morning. How did you repair this problem?
#3644 of 3742 Re: 2001 Mazda Protege Low beams will not turn on! [bandaidgooz]
Jan 20, 2011 (3:16 pm)
For me the problem was that for whatever reason, the low beam filament in both of my headlight bulbs burnt out. I replaced the bulbs and it worked fine. It actually happened to me again during another wet day. It hasn't done it since, but take a look at your bulbs and look at the filaments. If replacing the bulbs doesn't work then I really don't know what to tell you. Go to walmart though for headlight bulbs, much cheaper than an auto store.