Question about 1999 Mazda Protege
Now when driving it sounds as if it is spitting and sputtering trying to die. it will still sound ok though when i am not in the throttle. The morning it started all of this i acted as if the battery was dead. I took the battery out of my car and put it in my truck and it started my truck up just fine. I hope you can help me narrow this down
Now with all of these facts do it spend alots of gas than usual ?
to fix the problem change some thing is called oxygen sensor and your problem is done ;)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hello, It sounds like an engine ignition control module gone out or a coil. They get hot and quit working after a short period of time, cool off then work again till they get hot.
Is the ignition system pointless electronic or does it have points? Are you getting any fire at all now to the cylinders? Does the tach in the vehicle show any RPM's during cranking? Do you have voltage at the positive side of the ignition coil? Does the coil meet the ohm ratings for that years vehicle ignition? Does the vehicle have oil in it so the oil pressure sensor allows the engine to run, this may not be an option on your particular vehicle? You can check most of this out with a volt/ohm meter. Check your voltages before starting the vehicle, during running and after it quits to see where the loss is. Just don't get near the center tap of the coil or you will get a rude awakening and/or serious injury. Good luck, RAC
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
Katrina, the fact that your car runs (like a beauty) when shes warmed up, indicates a fuel air mixture problem when cold. Your car is equipt with electronic fuel injection. This system utilizes a series of sensors that detect conditions such as engine temp, outside temp, humidity and air pressure to determine what mixture is perfect for the prevailing condition. For example, on a cold start, the sensors should know that the engine is not up to the proper operating temperature and provide more fuel and less air, (a richer mixture), until the engine warms, this emulates a choke on a vehicle equipt with a carburator. The problem either lies in the sensor itself, or the brain that interprets these inputs to decide what fuel/air mixture to deliver.
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
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Before you replace the fuel pump, I would check the cheaiper parts first. Such as fuel filter and injectors.
Posted on Feb 14, 2010
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