Last post on Aug 30, 2011 at 11:23 AM
You are in the Mazda Protege
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Mazda Protege, Mazda Protege5, Sedan, Wagon
#1143 of 1151 Re: leaking gas I think [peanutbrittle]
Mar 22, 2010 (7:22 am)
Clearly you have a fuel leak. Do not start the car or try to start the car under any circumstance. You could risk a fire or even an explosion. Call a tow truck and have it towed to a service garage. It probably won't be expensive to fix.
#1144 of 1151 Fuel Pump for 2000 Mazda Protege LX
Mar 31, 2010 (7:27 am)
I am looking to replace the fuel pump on my 2000 mazda protege Lx. Can anyone tell me exactly where it is located on the car or how to access it? I have a feeling it may be located on the top side of the fuel tank, but I'd rather not have to drop the tank if it isn't necessary. Also, if anyone could let me know if there are typically any additional parts needed when changing a fuel pump, I'd appreciate it!
#1145 of 1151 Re: Fuel Pump for 2000 Mazda Protege LX [raydoso33]
Mar 31, 2010 (9:49 am)
Can anyone tell me exactly where it is located on the car ... if there are typically any additional parts needed
Sounds like you might benefit from the manual ... you might check your local library for the Haynes manual for the car. There used to be an online version but unfortunately it has disappeared.
#1146 of 1151 Re: Fuel Pump for 2000 Mazda Protege LX [raydoso33]
Mar 31, 2010 (11:55 am)
I can't say for sure either but they are usually in the bottom of the fuel tank where the gasoline keeps them cool.
#1147 of 1151 MAZDA PROTEGE SPEED5
Apr 10, 2010 (6:26 pm)
My Mazda Protege speed5 is runnig 5miles per gallon, any idea what can I do? whats wrong.
Appreciated your comments
#1148 of 1151 Re: MAZDA PROTEGE SPEED5 [soryeye]
Apr 12, 2010 (9:06 am)
Mazda Protege speed5 is runnig 5miles per gallon
Yikes! Are there any other symptoms?
#1149 of 1151 99 protege delayed shift during initial start
Oct 23, 2010 (6:49 pm)
When I first start my car in the morning, there is a delayed shift from neutral to drive. If you shift, the car takes a few seconds (longer since its getting colder, or when its damp), then kicks into drive. Most times the o/d light flashes twice then goes out, or continues to flash. If you turn the car off and restart, it isn't as delayed and shifts fine. The o/d light won't flash at all when restarted or will flash twice then go out and driving is normal. It doesn't do it any more during the day (no delayed shift, and no o/d flashing) and shifts normally for high speed driving. Have 99200 miles on it and had the tran fluid changed at proper interval. Didn't start having this problem until a couple months after fluid was changed and then it wasn't every time. Now its every time, which worries me. One dealer said I may need a new trans, but it doesn't seem like that's the case. This morning was the first time that the delay was ridiculously long and almost seemed like it wasn't going to shift in to drive. Suggestions?
#1150 of 1151 Re: 99 protege delayed shift during initial start [bluegirl21]
Oct 25, 2010 (1:07 pm)
Have 99200 miles on it and had the tran fluid changed at proper interval. Didn't start having this problem until a couple months after fluid was changed and then it wasn't every time.
Was this the first time the transmission fluid was changed?
#1151 of 1151 Re: leaking gas I think [iamz]
Aug 30, 2011 (11:23 am)
i have a fuel leak and it seems to be coming from the top of the tank. I'm not sure if its the fuel pump but there is a lot of rust all over my car. i tried apoxy to seal what looked like the problem... didnt work. i am thinking of doing this myself if possible. any advice on my 2002 mazda protege es? how hard is it?