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Forum: Mazda Protege
10-21-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By Juanky

the last time i messed with my car cylinder head,...

the last time i messed with my car cylinder head, i replaced all the o rings and what they call the insulator. all the parts are cheap (few dollars, in a little plastic bag that contains all those...
Forum: Mazda3
09-21-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By Juanky

inner fender . sometimes the call it fender...

inner fender . sometimes the call it fender liner.
Forum: Mazda Protege
09-21-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,284
Posted By Juanky

you need a vacuum gauge. the torque app will not...

you need a vacuum gauge. the torque app will not give you the vacuum you read witha vacuum gauge. to be honest, and i dont doubt your mechanical abilities, i think the problem is the head. why? ...
Forum: Mazda Protege
09-17-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,284
Posted By Juanky

my first reaction for blue smoke is to think...

my first reaction for blue smoke is to think about worn piston rings, but you checked the compression.... and you worked the cylinder head.... i would do the following: remove the synthetic oil and...
Forum: Mazda Protege
09-17-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By Juanky

i would check the compression on that cylinder....

i would check the compression on that cylinder. if ok, then you might have clogged injector. if compression is not ok, could be a bad valve, or piston rings, or... something a little more...
Forum: Mazda3
09-10-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By Juanky

like the reaper said, check for loose connectors...

like the reaper said, check for loose connectors or a loose ground.
Forum: Mazda3
09-10-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By Juanky

running rich could be a leaky injector, or a...

running rich could be a leaky injector, or a bad/leaky fuel pressure regulator, weak spark... start there.
Forum: Mazda Protege
09-10-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,206
Posted By Juanky

have you noticed any oil leaks? if the back...

have you noticed any oil leaks? if the back crankshaft oil seal leaks, it can get the clutch wet with some oil and slip. check the clutch/pedal adjustment, it might help. that adjustment is not...
Forum: Mazda Protege
09-10-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By Juanky

i would replace it now. replacing the water pump...

i would replace it now. replacing the water pump makes sense because to remove the pump, you have to remove the timing belt. removing the timing belt is 95% of the work to replace the pump. ...
Forum: Mazda Protege
09-10-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,284
Posted By Juanky

did that car ever overheated? does it consumes...

did that car ever overheated? does it consumes coolant? just a note before i continue: using synthetic oil in an old engine usually ends in oil leaks that were not there before using it. also, if...
Forum: Mazda Protege
09-10-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,070
Posted By Juanky

clean the evaporator and the fan blades. also,...

clean the evaporator and the fan blades. also, check that both radiator fans are working properly. one of the fans should turn on every time the ac compressor engages. if the fan is not working,...
Forum: Mazda Protege
09-10-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By Juanky

sounds to you that you have trouble with cyl #2....

sounds to you that you have trouble with cyl #2. check the wiring going to that injector. then, the easiest thing to do is to check compression of that cylinder. if ok, then check for a faulty...
Forum: Mazda Protege
04-04-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 981
Posted By Juanky

that idle is a bit high. those rpm fluctuations...

that idle is a bit high. those rpm fluctuations are rather big. there are ways to test that tps using a ohms meter. even a cheap sears meter (around $20) works fine. the haynes book has the...
Forum: Mazda Protege
04-04-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,147
Posted By Juanky

it is almost impossible to clean the idle control...

it is almost impossible to clean the idle control valve without removing it. i dont know what to tell you... fighting with the stealership or going to a shop with good references. the problem with...
Forum: Mazda Protege
04-04-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By Juanky

that is relative. if you have good mechanics...

that is relative. if you have good mechanics abilities, its not bad. takes a bit of time, about 8 hours. however, since you have to pull out the head, it is a good idea to take it to a machine...
Forum: Mazda Protege
04-04-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By Juanky

look for a wire thing that holds those pins in...

look for a wire thing that holds those pins in place.
Forum: Mazda Protege
09-12-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By Juanky

years ago i replaced the ignition switch of a...

years ago i replaced the ignition switch of a GLC. the only problem was to remove the old tamper proof bolts. the bolts are of the kind that when you get them tight, the head breaks off. the way i...
Forum: Mazda Protege
08-20-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 930
Posted By Juanky

do a compression test. if you dont have any...

do a compression test. if you dont have any coolant leaks, a bad radiator cap or a bad thermostat, you might have a bad head gasket
Forum: Mazda Protege
07-16-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,111
Posted By Juanky

it might be a good idea to let this one pass and...

it might be a good idea to let this one pass and start with a car in good working condition.
Forum: Mazda Protege
07-16-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,711
Posted By Juanky

check the fuel pump pressure and check for a...

check the fuel pump pressure and check for a defective fuel pressure regulator. i would check the compression just to eliminate the possibility of a bad head gasket.
Forum: Mazda Protege
06-29-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By Juanky

the upstream o2 sensor is used to adjust the fuel...

the upstream o2 sensor is used to adjust the fuel trims. if the heater is bad, then it might work ok after the engine heats up. if the sensor is bad, then your fuel trims will be affected and you...
Forum: Mazda Protege
06-28-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By Juanky

do you have any trouble codes?

do you have any trouble codes?
Forum: Mazda Protege
06-22-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,853
Posted By Juanky

in the 2003 protege, you have access to the fuel...

in the 2003 protege, you have access to the fuel pump thru the trunk. there is a seal there and some hoses. if the seal or the rubber hoses are bad and have leak, the fumes will get into the trunk...
Forum: Mazda Protege
06-22-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,503
Posted By Juanky

i bought them from a mazda dealer. if you plan...

i bought them from a mazda dealer. if you plan to replace the pair where you replace the rivet by a bolt (and you should), try to get the shortest bolt that will fit, or cut the the bolt flush with...
Forum: Mazda Protege
06-18-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By Juanky

to do a good job you need a new dryer. the...

to do a good job you need a new dryer. the installation of the condenser is not as complicated as the installation of an evaporator, but i think $500 is a little high.
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