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    1997 Protege Problems

    This problem just started the other day..I was stopped at a red light and the rpm's dropped real low then went to about 1700...the car was jerking pretty hard to....then it stopped but now it is idleing real rough. Any ideas on whats going on? Any and all help is appreicated. Thanks

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    Is that a stick or an automatic?

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    It is a 1.5L automatic.

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    i have a new msp and it does that also =P
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    get it checked out
    my 1st gen protege also recently just started having rough idle

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    The check engine light came on today and the computer gave the code 505 and said idle controll malfunction. Does anyone think it could be the throttle position sensor?

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    My friend's 96 was doing this for awhile. It just blew up last week.

    The bill came to 1800 bucks from the mazda dealer:
    New Battery
    New Alternator Belt
    New 02 sensor
    New Camshaft Position Sensor
    Possibly new Alternator
    New oil rings
    Air Intake Tubing cracked, replace (X2)

    That's all that I can remember right now, but damn that's a lot of $$ I'll keep you posted.

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    Well I hope it is nothing that serious. Hopefully it is just a sensor or someting simple.Just in case does anyone have an idea of what a motor would cost and where to find one?

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    it could be your idle control valve.(or am I saying that right)

    Did you clean your throtle body out yet?
    I can look in my 2nd gen manual and see what it recomends to do for that problem.
    95 protege -- 91 323

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    I'd love to hear that as well. I have been experiencing some similar, though not exactly the same stuff, over the past few months. I've taken it to a dealer and a local shop. Neither have found anything wrong, but I know it just does not feel right. I am not much of a car guy so can you explain what these two things are? I will check my manual tonight as well.

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    I think it is the idle control motor. I am going to take the car to the dealer tomorrow to see what they say. The other shops I have taken it to could not find anything wrong either.

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    Also the car seems to lack power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viper624
    Also the car seems to lack power.
    Ok i seem to be having the same issue...>NOBODY has given a clear answer to this issue. I am used to a very strong knowledge base "take it the mechanic" dosnt cut it for me because half the time the mechanic dosnt know what he is looking for anyway...especialy with my merkur.... Idle air control and cracked intake is what i see so far. Im gonna dick around through all the basics until i find this nagging issue.

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    Angry

    If you find out the cause of this proplem please post. I cant find out exactly what is wrong either.

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    We also just got a mazda 626 with a 2.0 4banger
    I want to put a tranny cooler on that thing as soon as possible.
    It also suffers from the shakes and its really freakin anoying.
    My 2.9L ranger and and even my stupid 2.3 turbo merkur dosnt shake like these 2.

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