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#1 of 50 2000 protege idling sound
Mar 06, 2006 (9:20 am)
I bought a 2000 protege (auto) and has only 34 K miles. It runs fine but when I stop on a traffic light or the car is stationary it makes an audible rattling sound. This sound is not their when I am not stationary. Not sure why it's there. Is it typical of Protege's to make such a sound. I also have a 03 Camry and don't hear that. Any info would be much appreciated.
#2 of 50 Re: 2000 protege idling sound [good_boy]
Mar 06, 2006 (1:45 pm)
Hi - welcome.
You might get some ideas if you go to the Mazda Protege Owners: Problems & Solutions discussion and search for "idling". I turned up quite a few posts about rough idle doing that.
The Search This Discussion box is on the right just above the first post and just below the last post on the page.
Meanwhile, I've given this discussion a bit more of a generic name so that others can join in here if they'd like.
#3 of 50 almost stalls
Oct 28, 2006 (1:54 pm)
I have had new altenator new spark plugs manifold gasket doughnut and cadalidic converter 2001 protege 2 liter intermedeate problem of rpm so low almost a stall runs normal most of the time i have a 30 day gaurantee and need a fix before time runs out any suggestions of what it could be??? please help any advice s appreciated
#4 of 50 Re: almost stalls [sly8]
Oct 30, 2006 (6:24 pm)
I have just cleaned the egr valve it seems to be helping i know that part of my idle was altenator related it wasn't charging well wich was creating a real rough idle just enough charge but to run rough
#5 of 50 Mazda Protege idling
Nov 20, 2006 (2:21 pm)
95 mazda protege 1.5 (1)idles rough;idle sometimes keep time with the indicator if in use. (2) headlights go off then come on again sometimes when i use the indicator -mostly left turn, sometimes right. any suggestions before i have to go to the dealer? chaching $$$; do i have to? Thanks in advance.
#6 of 50 95 Mazda Protege stalls under load.
Mar 07, 2007 (8:18 pm)
I was driving my Mazda and 1st the radio turned off. It stalled out in the drive way. I would turn the headlights on and the interior lights it would want to stall mt foot to the floor it would not run. The air bag light is flashing and the speedometer does not work. All this happened after the radio stopped. The car is a 1.5 liter dx with around 104,000 miles on it. I never had much problems with it. If anyone knows or has suggestions what to do they are welcomed. Thank you for you're help.
#7 of 50 Mazda Protege 1997 died and then would not idle
Mar 11, 2007 (7:00 am)
I have a 1997 Mazda Protege and I bought it with 6000 miles on it. I have 189,000 miles on it and never really any problems. The other day I started it went inside to let it warm up about 5 minutes. When I drove it about 1/2 mile it died. It would crank over and start the rpm would go to 3500 then immediately to 1000 and die. I could start it and press on the gas and get it to keep running at 1000rpm, but once I pressed on the gas it would die. My nephew decided it was the fuel pump so we changed it and all the filters. This did not help. There was a few codes that would not clear. I took it in to the local garage for repair. They said that the codes were the mass air flow sensor, eng coolant temp sensor, egr boost solonid, intake air temp, idle system problems. They have had it a week now and do not really know what the problem is. I thought I would post this to see if anyone has any ideas or similar problem. Please help they are baffeled!
#8 of 50 I have a 1990 protege
Jul 05, 2007 (6:22 pm)
I have a 1990 protege And i'm just woundering what the firing order is for it. I thank it is a 1.8 motor 16 valve fuel injection. problem i'm haveing is it will run and idle but when i give it gas it cuts out. so I changed all the plugs and wires but I don't know the numbers on the distribitor cap so if anyone can help it would be nice.
#9 of 50 overdrive question,please help!!!!!!!!!!
Dec 13, 2007 (9:21 pm)
hi! i own a 1999 protege LX,1,6 liter...about a year ago,i fried the original engine,so i replaced it with one that has about now,65.000 miles...everything is fine ,only that lately,while on the road, regarding of the speed(anywhere from 20 to 60!),all of a sudden the gear just kicks into overdrive by itself and the check engine light comes out...i'm afraid that it may affect the transmission in the long run...i've noticed that if i stop,say at the stop light,it kicks back,so could this be related to the breaks? i have heard that the oxigen sensor might be the reason,anyone knows some details ,or had this problem before,please help!!! thanx guys!
#10 of 50 Re: overdrive question,please help!!!!!!!!!! [peterjames]
Dec 14, 2007 (10:21 am)
It could be the EGR valve also. I'd bring it into the shop to have it checked out.