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Hi! I have a 2002 Mazda Protege 5 with 99,000

Hi! I have a 2002 Mazda Protege 5 with 99,000 miles on it. I haven't had any problems until about a month ago. It seems that whenever i go about 60 mph for more than 20 minutes, i'll notice a little problem with the accelerator and the check engine light will come on. it stays on for the rest of the trip (i drive 45 minutes from my house, and then back the next day) and it's on the entire time. HOWEVER, the NEXT day i'll drive to work (about 10 minutes on the freeway going 60 mph), and the check engine light either won't be on or will turn off. Any suggestions? It's a manual, no issues other than that - I've owned the car for 2 1/2 years, had regular oil changes, no other issues besides this. Any suggestions?? THANK YOU!! :)

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    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    What little problem with accelerator can you describe?



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Dear porcelina172 Fri 2-20-2009 8:45pm EST (USA)

This sounds like it may be as simple as cleaning the water or gunk out of the gas tank which is what I always do 1st because it's easy and inexpensive.

If your fuel is contaminated with gunk, grime, water and/or bottom junk like rust this will cause the problems your having!

Fill the tank with High Test, Add some dry gas and a good fuel system cleaner or 2 or 3 and this should dissolve all the gunk and clean the injectors!

Read & follow the cans' instructions carefully.

If this cures the problem never let your gas tank get below 1/4 and especially never run it to empty as this is when the gunk and/or water will enter the system!

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