The repair is now complete. I agree with Doc time to just be rid of it and I too will never own another Mazda as long as I live. I find it very interesting that there have been over 150 looks at these postings and not one person can give us a clue as to what the solution is. Trouble Spots Engine knock Description: If engine knock occurs in hot weather, there is a revised engine-control computer that will correct the problem. Other than normal maintenance it does not cost me a lot of money to maintain. This mechanic removed the egr valve and saw that the exhaust passages were completely blocked with carbon. Sun is overrated and bad for the skin.
Is there a wire going to the bottom side of the cap and is it disconnected? I haven't had many problems with it. Best of luck to you. My repair shop was able to fix the problem on the first visit unlike the dealer that you went to. As far as the alternator belt goes I was replacing mine every two days. Remedy Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition switch, free of charge. Ok everyone here seems to be feeling the same way I do with this car. Sometimes you just give up but learn from it.
Visibility is fine in all directions. He held it for me because I was positive to have this vehicle. Having no spark during cranking is a major clue. I stopped the car and the coolant in the coolant reservoir was boiling. Both engines should return above-average fuel economy.
My mechanic swears there was a difference in the way the alternator was working when he changed the battery although he is not charging us until he sees if this fixes the problem so I am not feeling real confident he is confident the problem is resolved. I figured I had no choice and asked them to provide an estimate to repair the problem. I had it replaced with a Gator belt, it didn't make it to the end of the week before it snapped. The only thing we have replaced is the alternator and 4 belts. Owners may contact Mazda Customer Experience Center at 1-800-222-5500, option 6. The only problem we had was with the engine light coming on. Apr 11, 2010 Rating Check Engine Light Keeps coming on by: Dave Di 98 Mazda Protege check engine light Keeps coming on.
It seemed like from your story that you felt maybe the valve itself was not needed. Protege came as a 4-door sedan in three price levels. This little car has 180,000 miles on it and is still going strong. Once the 98 Mazda Protege serpentine belt replacement is around the pulleys, allow the 1998 Mazda Protege serpentine belt replacement to hang freely at the bottom of the engine. About a month after doing the water pump, the problem manifested itself. I have been having the same problem with both my 1997 Protege and my sister-in-law's 1997 Protege.
This is my 17 year old daughter's car and the thought that she can get stranded at night alone terrifies me to the point that we are going to get rid of the car. Iv done this several times and never had issues. Use a socket wrench with a matching socket the same size as the hex head bolt in the center of the tension pulley. I'll let you know how that goes. When we took it back to him he stated the alternator had locked up and needed replaced so a new alternator was replaced we have now had 3 more alternator belts put on. Also I had 4 new tires installed about 400 miles ago. I waited for some time, until it cooled a bit and then finished my trip about 50 miles more.
I would never do business with them. In fact, there are many auto owners who claim their vehicles have run for years with a simple 1998 Mazda Protege tune up and maintenance. He said it was the alternator belt that it needed replaced. My mechanic told me that this was causing a binding situation and may have led to the passageway being clogged with carbon. He said that it looks like the coolant is not circulating properly. Space inside is ample for four adults, with abundant front head and rear leg room.
Our 1998 Mazda Protege repair manuals include all the information you need to repair or service your 1998 Protege, including diagnostic trouble codes, descriptions, probable causes, step-by-step routines, specifications, and a troubleshooting guide. So back to the beginning when I bought the car the gentleman told me the air condenser had a hole in it which in turned locked up the air compressor which is on the same belt as the power steering. Tune ups will help prevent damage, both minimal and catastrophic, from happening to your car. Your distributor rotates counter clockwise. This is where the depth of knowledge about your vehicle and driving habits come into play with an 98 Mazda Protege tune up.
I had to replace it when the car threw the alternator belt on the expressway. It does not overheat in traffic. However I cant seam to get the check engine light to go away. Stereo units moved to a different location—at the top of the dashboard, therefore easier to operate. Whether you have spark or not will determine what to do next. If so, remove all the plugs and let the gasoline in the cylinders evaporate.