2001 Mazda Protege - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


You pretty much have it bud with what you said, some call it the front cv shaft pilot bearing or driveshaft support bracket bearing. These are pretty common to go out and they will know exactly what you need when you describe what you said here. I work on cars everyday and we all seem to have little variations on terms, mainly it seems to be what kind of vehicle you prefer is the terminology you use. But yeah front driveshaft support bearing is good

2001 Mazda... | Answered on Jan 06, 2018 | 52 views


Don't be presumptuous, replace the EGR valve and put your cat back together. Losing power on am incline/hill means but one thing, the Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve is bad.

2001 Mazda... | Answered on Jul 11, 2017 | 83 views


take it to an accredited professional service center and have the codes read
indicates a fuel pressure/injector problem
good mechanics do not say that they do not know the problem but do the scan of the fault codes and then quote on repairs

2001 Mazda... | Answered on Jun 26, 2017 | 226 views


remove the thermostat and place in a pan of water a boil and wait to see if the thermostat opens , as for the noise , get the thermostat sorted out and see if still makes the noise , could just have been caused by the overheating, one thing at a time so you know what the problem is

2001 Mazda... | Answered on Jun 03, 2017 | 80 views


12 point 10mm and 12 point 12mm.

2001 Mazda... | Answered on May 12, 2017 | 71 views


code p 0421 refers to warm up cat converter , bank 1 --efficiency below threshold ====causes --cat converter---wiring---HO2S ( heated oxygen sensor ( ==the unit in the exhaust manifold before the cat converter)
as cat converts fail and can block the exhaust system I would advise finding an accredited exhaust shop and having it replaced
after that if the light comes back replace the HO2S sensor

2001 Mazda... | Answered on Apr 30, 2017 | 741 views


Solution 1 would be to diagnose the problem of the low comp in 2& 3 and solve that issue. I would of started w the timing belt 1st. If that didn't solve it,ck head gasket, valves,rings. CK for oil & coolant mixing. Good Luck

2001 Mazda... | Answered on Mar 18, 2017 | 320 views


Main fuse relay box is under the hood next to the battery.

2001 Mazda... | Answered on Feb 05, 2017 | 237 views


Sounds like you have a wring problem. With both the pump and injector harnesses disconnected. Plug one and check if fuse blows, then disconnect and try with the other harness. This will help you determine which circuit is causing the fuse to blow. Once you determine the circuit, begin checking the wiring from one end to the other and see it insulation is melted or damaged.

2001 Mazda... | Answered on Nov 09, 2016 | 141 views


On Multi point fuel injector cars where the sequential actuation of the fuel injectors occur the timing is triggered from the Crank Shaft position sensor.

The cam shaft is an also key sensor providing the crank shaft rotation sequence first or second rotation to provide the complete timing function

Without these two sensors no spark or fuel.

An engine code will be recorded will provide the culprit if one has failed.

Hope this helps.
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2001 Mazda... | Answered on Nov 09, 2016 | 93 views


yes one of the fault codes
toss water on the CAS ..if hot see if the motor fires

signal comes from the ecu
could be faulty fuel pump /relay ?


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2001 Mazda... | Answered on Nov 09, 2016 | 61 views


on the cam shaft pulley. at the front of the engine

2001 Mazda... | Answered on Jul 17, 2016 | 65 views


I would start by cleaning and check the battery posts. Then ensure you have a good solid connection from your power source. "Jumper cables, Battery charger" etc. Typically bad starters don't just click. If the Bendix is bad it would free spin "Hum". If the windings are bad it wont make any noise at all. The click you are hearing is a quick surge of power that is then stopped. Good luck.

2001 Mazda... | Answered on Oct 18, 2015 | 292 views


Connecting jumper cables the wrong wat around most likely has damaged electronic components such as a radio and computer.
Check the fuse box and replace any blown fuses.
If you still have problems then get an auto electrician to fix your car.

2001 Mazda... | Answered on Oct 17, 2015 | 558 views


In every case where the check engine light is on there should be a code read and/or the use of diagnostic equipment to locate the fault, repairs carried out as required and then the code cleared from the memory.

It is probable other things will start working normally when the problem causing the engine check light to illuminate has been rectified but whether this is true or not that must be your starting point.

2001 Mazda... | Answered on Oct 06, 2015 | 187 views


You can't. And I wouldn't do it for several reasons. First of all, it will be really difficult to turn the wheel at slower speeds and the reaction time of turning the wheels will be increased tremendously, thus increasing your chances of getting into an accident. Having no power steering assist on a car originally designed with power steering IS NOT the same as a car with manual steering. Second: many power steering racks require some form of recirculating fluid to keep the seals and the rack lubricated. So without the pump, eventually you might seize up the rack or blow a seal and that's a nice expensive repair.

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2001 Mazda... | Answered on Sep 26, 2015 | 225 views

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