2000 Mazda Protege ES

Asked by Silver_sabre Jun 02, 2013 at 11:43 AM about the 2000 Mazda Protege ES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello,

I have a 2000 Mazda Protege ES, with about 120,000 miles. On February 14th, Valentine's Day, my car broke down and has not functioned since then.
Here's what happened, I was driving the car when it started to shake. It continued to shake for about 5 minutes, then it stalled. I was able to start he car again and it began shaking worse than before. Then it stalled again and it has not run since then.

The mechanic I've been working with has tried a new CAM sensor, replaced the computer and checked some of the electrical wiring. But nothing has worked.

My question is, what do you guys think it could be? Any suggestions? It's been almost 4 months and I am eager to get my car functioning properly right again.

Thank you for any input!

3 Answers

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I agree with tom, I think he's missing something basic, ie headgasket, plugs, plug wires, injectors.

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My 2000 Mazda ES at 78000 miles (purchased new) has been doing that off and on for 5 years, it got its first warranty repair at less than 5000 miles, transmission, alternator, stereo, some belts, coils all replaced under warranty and numerous "we cant find anything" trips to dealer. I loved it for the first 9 mos., 13 years later, paid off, regular maintenance and completely unreliable. This model, this year, a lemon.

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I had a similar problem until my mechanic replace the Air Cleaner Intake Hose

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