Last post on Aug 05, 2011 at 8:23 AM
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Mazda Protege, Fuel System, Sedan
#1 of 3 2000 Protege-Idle/Hesitation
Aug 03, 2011 (6:45 pm)
I purchased my 2000 Protege 1.8 ES with 135K on it, and it had a low idle and eventually would stall under moderate to hard acceleration. I took it to Autozone for the code readout and got "system too lean", and "cyl. 4 misfire". I read some forums, and the car now has a brand new EGR valve and brand new ignition coils, which didn't help at all. I just got done installing a new intake manifold gasket, and now the car idles very high (between 2500 and 3500 RPM), and the hesitation under acceleration has not been cured. HELP!
#2 of 3 Re: 2000 Protege-Idle/Hesitation [diyking] (follow-up)
Aug 05, 2011 (2:16 am)
The high idling turned out to be the accelerator cable, I installed it wrong. Still, the car stumbles on idle AND under acceleration. Also, the battery terminals get a bad connection easily, have to clean them regularly
#3 of 3 Re: 2000 Protege-Idle/Hesitation [diyking] (follow-up) [diyking]
by kirstie_h HOST
Aug 05, 2011 (8:23 am)
Since you're getting feedback in the Protege Idling discussion, I'll close this one to avoid duplicate conversation.