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Hi, I have a Mazda Protege LX 2001, since about 2 months i have a problem that is driving me crazy. The problems come after drive for a while (may be 20 mins.) the cars lost power like when the fuel tanks gets empty, is like a bronco jumping and i push the gas and recovers a little bit but the cars shuts down. After a trying for a while its never comes on, i have to wait for about 20 mins and starts normally. The most weird about it is that the problems only happens when the weather is hot, never happens when im driving early in the morning when im going to work. Yesterday the problem happens and i thought that was the gas pump, i tested the lines and the gas had pressure from the pump but still the car didnt come on. I dont want to go to the mechanic yet because the problem just happens sometimes and not always and they will make me to replace a lot of parts until they find whats the problem is. I would like to you help me with this issue. Thanks.

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  • Mark Davids
    Mark Davids Sep 08, 2015

    hi there.i have the same car with the same symptoms..did the complainant find a solution to this problem yet?we are so confused as to what the cause may be..we would appreciate any feedback..thank you so much...

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Check the ignition control modula

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SOUND LIKE ENGINE OVER HEATING GETTING TOO HOT.CHECK COOLANT LEVEL.IF COOLANT LEVEL OKAY.REPLACE THERMOSTAT AND RADIATOR PRESSURE CAP.HAVE THE ENGINE AND COOLANT TEMPERATURE CHECKED. YOUR RADIATOR AND ENGINE BLOCK COULD NEED FLUSHING OUT.IF COOLANT LEVEL WAS LOW.CHECK FOR LEAKING WATER PUMP WEEP HOLE OR GASKET, CHECK ALL COOLANT HOSES FOR LEAKS.

Posted on May 22, 2011

  • Jonah Oneal Oct 18, 2011

    COULD HAVE BAD COIL OR IGNITION MODULE.CHECK FOR BLOWED IGNITION FUSE IF FUSE OKAY CODE SCAN FOR FAULTY MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR CHECK MAKE SURE VECHICLE IS NOT IN THEFT SECURITY MODE COULD HAVE FAULTY IDLE AIR CONTROL VALVE AND BAD CAMSHAFT SENSOR BEST TO CODE SCAN VECHICLE SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY.

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