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What Is The Metal “Wing” Connected To My Lower Strut Mount Mazda Protege 2002?

Connected to the lower strut mount of my Mazda Protege 2002 is a "wing" which leads away with a size 14mm bolt in it. I have been trying to loosen the rusted bolt, but I can't get it loose. I am ...
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Black Spark Plugs that Clean Themselves

Vehicle: 2002 Mazda Protégé LX, 2.0L engine, automatic transmission, 240,000 km Recent Work: Thermostat replacement Symptoms: Owner reported that the car shook and stalled on startup. She parked ...
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Engine overheating sometimes

Vehicle 2002 Mazda Protégé LX 2.0, 238,000 km Symptoms Friend called, his girlfriend's car had been overheating. Mechanic told them the radiator was the problem, as it was out of coolant. Repairs so ...
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Transmission won't go into gear - Strange

I have a 2000 1.8L Mazda Protege and I just replaced the engine with a 2.0L JDM swap. The new engine is installed and appears to run great, it idles smoothly and revs fine, sounds great. Oddly, after ...
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Is it necessary to replace functioning spark plugs?

I have a 2000 Mazda Protege that last had it's spark plugs replaced about 4-6 years ago (about 40k-60k miles). It's a commuter car, but it's a short commute and mild driving conditions; probably 85% ...
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headlights come on by themselves when car sitting in sun

if sitting in the sun on a hot day, my family's 1995 Mazda protege 323's headlights will come on, even though they are not switched on. This occurs with the car off, and the keys out. The simple way ...
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Engine temperature low when it's cold outside

My engine temperature is low when it's cold outside. I'll drive for 30 min, and the engine temperature will be at the quarter mark. If it's moderately cold outside, the temperature will eventually ...
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Car radio stopped working

Hi I'm 16 years old and have just bought my first car. It's a 2001 Mazda protoge. Today while I was driving I plugged in a USB charger for my phone and the radio shut off. Now the radio won't turn on ...