Last post on Aug 09, 2012 at 7:47 AM
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Mazda Protege, Sedan
#45 of 50 Re: I have similar problems, help! [autonomous]
Aug 05, 2011 (1:29 am)
Yes, that's the point I'm at. No sense in throwing darts, as they say, just finding that out the hard way. As for the high idle, I just installed the accelerator cable incorrectly, quick fix. My biggest fear is the head gasket, I've changed one in an '83 beamer but it wasn't this modern. No signs of that though, does not burn antifreeze or oil. Good thing the Mazda dealership is about 5 minutes down the road
#46 of 50 Re: I have similar problems, help! [diyking]
Oct 11, 2011 (4:09 pm)
i've heard sooo many people have a problem with bad idle 200-1000 rpms!this is a nightmare on proteges but what ive done is give you my checklist right before you go to mazda. remember keep it simple!
1996 mazda protege
1. replace your air filter if bad
2. get some cfc maf cleaner only clean maf sensor (located in top of air filter cover 15 shots of spray through the screen side only and wait 15min til dry)
3.remove air hose between maf sensor and throttle body in the accordian section check for rips any cracks replace remember when replacing air filter to remove this hose or you will crack it.(this also can be caused by a bad motor mount)
4.egr valve located on backside of intake remove intake hose, 2 12mm bolts and label the two vacuum hoses on egr. with brakekleen spray into 2 holes with carbon build up clean shaft well oil then press diaphram up and put your finger on vacuum hole if diaphram doesn't hold and move freely replace.
5.check catalytic converter basically go to tail pipe and check for good flow of exhaust
6. battery /alternator clean teminals, load test battery,with multimeter in dc check voltage you should be getting atleast 13.8 volts idle
7. Iac sensor i leave this for last because its pricey so far my check list has cost you a bottle of cfc maf cleaner and your time at this point head to mazda
hope this helps
#47 of 50 Re: Mazda Protege idling [downtube]
Aug 08, 2012 (6:11 am)
where can one find out which years and vins protege were had recalled Maf's ? thanks
#48 of 50 Re: Mazda Protege idling [littlemazda]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Aug 08, 2012 (8:01 am)
If you own a Protege, just call a Mazda dealership service shop and give them the VIN. They can look it up for you. We have recall info on our site, and NHTSA has it too, but you're stuck looking year-by-year.
#49 of 50 Re: Mazda Protege idling [kirstie_h]
Aug 09, 2012 (3:34 am)
Hey thanks K. This Protege is 2000 DX. 1.8 DOHC 5speed manual in need of several service updates.
#50 of 50 Re: Mazda Protege idling [littlemazda]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Aug 09, 2012 (7:47 am)
Didn't see anything on the list related to the MAF on your year/trim level.
Still, if you have a half-decent dealership in your area, it would only take them a minute or two to look it up by VIN. I've never had a dealership charge me to do so.
I had a '96 Protege that was very kind to me.