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2001 Mazda Protege ES (2 litre) is burning oil (no drips). Suspect leaking or cracked valve seals. How do I replace the valve seal?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: how to adjust caliper for rear brakes on a Mazda Protege Es.

yep, this is what u do. i read that this controls hand break and you need to completely loosen that using hex (3mm) key. BUT, when u tighten it back up, u need to unscrew it about 1/8th, VERY important, or ur pads will be rubbing way too much against the rotor. I actually had to do about 1/2 the turn to make the wheel spin w/out too much pressure.

Posted on May 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Mazda Protege ES 2001,speedometer and odometer

Vehicle speed sensor. See if you can buy one of those cheap OBD2 scan tools Wal-mart sells, and if you have a P0500 in the PCM, I would place my money on a broken sensor. It costs about $60

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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SOURCE: where is the blower motor resistor on a 2002 mazda protege?

just remove the glove box and its right behind it just take the white pug out and the two phillips screws to remove the resistor out, replace with the new one and cool off!!!! Hope this helps

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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SOURCE: oil leak in my 98 mazda protege

Could be a rear main seal.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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SOURCE: 2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT. 2.2 Litre

No. The crankshaft pully can be removed through the right wheel well area. (This is the hard part) Once the pully is off, the seal is relatively easy to change.

Posted on Jan 25, 2011

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