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2002 Mazda Protege DX 4dr Sedan Auto

2002 Mazda Protege
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
25 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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April 18, 2013, 6:38 pm

Christopher D
 

Question: not sure what to fix

I just bought a used Mazda protege I have replaced the drive belt the battery the rotor button the oil and had the exhaust system pipes replaced my car still runs hot like a oven on the inside and the battery still dies out what am I missing?


April 20, 2013, 9:52 pm

Ron W
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You are going to need a sop to look at it. Sounds like a parasitic electrical drain and possibly a stuck blend door in the dash.


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