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Question by srpathak
Submitted on 6/14/2004
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I am thinking of buying a 1999 Mazda Protege from a dealer having 60K on it. The check engine sign was on and the dealer told me the diagnosis revealed that catalytic converter was running hot, so reseting it would solve the problem.
How far this can be true? If not, what could resolve the problem. Thanks in advance.


Answer by Heather
Submitted on 1/3/2005
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I have a 1999 Mazda Protege LX with 104,000 miles on it. I bought it new. My check engine light regularly goes on and off and has since the first time it lit up at about 3000 miles. My dealer told me it is an emissions "issue" often caused by filling up and not closing the gas cap all the way. This is probably true as I don't think my husband ever closes it to "click" this is not a problem I would worry about. After a while it shuts off by itself.


Answer by chris
Submitted on 7/3/2006
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Have the car inspected by an independent and have them scan the vehicle for all codes.  Engine check light prompts the owner/service personnel to hook it up to a scanner to read the codes being reported by the vehicle's On-Board-Diagnostic system.  There may be several codes indicating other problems.  Also note that some protege's(mine included) have a defective pressure switch located in the automatic transmission.  This causes the vehicle to jolt into gear when shifted or other transmission-related abnormalities.


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