Question about 1997 Mazda Protege
I just bought my daughter her first car and two days after buying it it wont start unless you crank it for several minutes. It pumps so much gas into the motor that it leaks out of the catalitic converter under the car if you hold the pedel down it will act like it wants to start and finaly after 5 to 10 minutes of solid cranking off and on the gas peddel it will start and run like it is brand new? It will start fine then all day unless it sets for more than 6 hours then you have to go through it all again. I have it in the garage scan tool says the maf senser was bad changed it and ran all the test on the wiring still same problem.Did all of the tune up stuff plugs wires cap rotor pcv valve i am at a loss and have no clue.
Is it possible that the PCM is bad needs replaced or re flashed? I just find it strange that once started it run and starts like it should. It has spark and fuel when you try to start it for the first time.
Please Help I Have A Very Sad Teenager On My Hands!!!!!!!!!!
I had this same problem with my 97 protege. If the compression is low the shims for the valves can be changed without doing a complete valve job. If the compression is OK you might need to replace the distributor. Sometimes the seal behind it leaks and can cause the same problem
Posted on Nov 27, 2009
You might need a new started.
Posted on Nov 26, 2008
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