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#3650 of 3742 Re: Mazda Protege 2002 check engine light on. [amitp1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 14, 2011 (10:21 am)
flashing light is not a good sign. You have a misfire and you are probably (potentially) going to damage your catalytic converter---that's why it's flashing right now.
The cause of misfires are numerous and you have no choice but a step by step diagnosis to eliminate any one of 10+ possible causes.
In any event, you'd better get on this.
Causes might include bad crankshaft positioning sensor, bad camshaft positioning sensor, bad coil, bad high tension lead, MAF sensor, vacuum leaks in intake manifold, fuel pump malfunction, fuel pressure regulator malfunction, clogged fuel filter, evaporative emissions system malfunction, PCV malfunction, EGR malfunction, related vacuum hose or wiring harness defects.
#3651 of 3742 Re: 1995 Mazda Protege w/ Poor Idle & Acceleration [frankiew]
Feb 16, 2011 (12:01 am)
What the best diagnostic tool for a 1995 mazda protege 17pin connection?
#3652 of 3742 Re: 1999 Protege ES 5-speed Update [compensate]
Mar 03, 2011 (7:20 pm)
I have had my 92 protege for a few years now, I never drove a standard or evan a used car before... economy. So in any event would like to know how I can check to see if my transmission is leaking.
#3653 of 3742 rough idle on a mazda protege 2002
Mar 09, 2011 (11:26 am)
I have a 2002 mazdz protege dx I am having problems with a rough idle and missing after the engine reaches operating temp. I replaced the o2 sensors with a exact fit and the idle got worst. the old one was a denso and the new one is bosch. the enging will miss when i put it in gear or or when the rad fan turns on or the ac. if i increase the idle speed with the gas pedel there is no problem and no missing. the check engine light is not on. can anyone help me
thanking you in advance
Mar 23, 2011 (7:03 am)
My 2002 P5 has been run dry and cooked the rings. I found a used FS engine that is reported to be from 97-98 626 or 01-03 Protege.
Can anyone confirm if the same bottom end/ short block will work with both these cars? Should be able to swap accessories and get on the road?
Just to clarify, my P5 gave nearly 300K miles before it was destroyed by a vengfull X spouse.
#3655 of 3742 Re: P5 engine ID [sweetlolly]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 23, 2011 (7:27 am)
You'd best identify it more carefully. The part # for a 2001-2003 Protege short block is the same but the 626 is different.
so if it's a 2001-2003 Protege engine, that's good, but you should still plan on running into some problems as there are bound to be differences in wiring, sensors, or perhaps even how things bolt onto the block.
Also don't buy a used engine you can't hear run.
#3656 of 3742 Cooling Fans Non Functional (Normal Operation Mode)
Mar 28, 2011 (9:11 am)
#3657 of 3742 Cooling Fans Non Functional (Normal Operation Mode)
Mar 28, 2011 (9:11 am)
I have a 2000 Mazda Protégé LX 1.6L Engine
The problem is the cooling fans don’t turn on causing the engine to overheat. Here is what I have done so far. (NOTE: Both R/H and L/H fans turn on/off during A/C cycle operation)
1. Replaced temperature sensor (2-wire sensor. Only one sensor in car)
2. Replaced relays with new ones.
3. Removed and checked all applicable fuses under hood
4. Removed and checked water pump. No problems found
5. Flushed Radiator
6.Got rid of engine thermostat
7. No radiator leaks detected
If I remove the temperature sensor harness while the engine is running both fans turns on with A/C switch in OFF position. Then check engine light turns on. I suppose it detects a fault in the circuit and runs on protection mode.
What will be my next step(s) before replacing the ECM?
Any advise would be greatly apprecaited.
#3658 of 3742 Re: Cooling Fans Non Functional (Normal Operation Mode) [super6down]
Apr 13, 2011 (7:22 pm)
Had same thing with my mazad p5 did the sane things truned out tobe the thermostat I know it dose not sound right but I alot of mony to find out that it was a six dollar part
#3659 of 3742 Re: Cooling Fans Non Functional (Normal Operation Mode) [babchevy59]
Apr 14, 2011 (12:37 pm)
alot of mony to find out that it was a six dollar part
I was thinking something similar. The replacement of parts mentioned in the email did not seem to be in the order I would have guessed. For example, I would have checked the radiator and thermostat early in the process (cheap and easy to do).
My advice is to bring it in for a diagnosis by a mechanic, hopefully, one familiar with Mazdas. It may be cheaper than replacing more parts.