Mazda protege dx 2002 5 speed

10

Asked by Apr 26, 2015 at 07:21 PM about the 2002 Mazda Protege DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2002 Mazda Protege Question: I just bought a mazda protege dx 5 speed at 70,000 miles. Any advice?
I had the rotors replaced, and am wondering what else should be given my attention. The check engine light came on with a code reading P0455 - Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected (Large Leak) Whats the worst I can expect? thank you - Nicklegit

3 Answers

13,740

Chances are good the large leak is a gas cap failure. If you don't tighten it properly when you fill up, or if the cap itself is worn out then you will get this code. When I buy a used car, depending on mileage, I check the manual for recommended maintenance. It may or may not need a tune up or trans service until 100k, but at the very least, change the oil and filter, do a cooling system flush and check all fluid levels. Also inspect the air filter and clean the throttle body and MAF using the appropriate cleaners. A well maintained car will last a long time.

3 people found this helpful.
28,435

Hope this helps a bit: http://www.obd-codes.com/p0455 ------->> Aside from the brake rotors, I would have all of the hoses and belts checked, tires inspected (do they have dry rot?? Tires 5 years old or more = replace), inspect battery and an oil change certainly can't hurt either.

3 people found this helpful.
10

I just had an oil change the next step will be to buy a new gas cap and have auto zone reset the light. Tires are newer they have good tread.

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Protege

Looking for a Used Protege in your area?

CarGurus has 169 nationwide Protege listings starting at $2,195.

ZIP:

Mazda Protege Experts

  • #1
    James Kithuka
    Reputation
    300
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    220
  • #3
    Js08016
    Reputation
    170
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mazda Protege5
71 listings
Used Honda Civic
366 Great Deals out of 49,151 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota Corolla
614 Great Deals out of 66,450 listings starting at $900
Used Mazda MAZDA6
178 Great Deals out of 13,121 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
574 Great Deals out of 103,380 listings starting at $950
Used Hyundai Elantra
467 Great Deals out of 48,359 listings starting at $1,700
Used Toyota Camry
761 Great Deals out of 72,912 listings starting at $1,000
Used Subaru Impreza
175 Great Deals out of 22,139 listings starting at $1,950
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
54 Great Deals out of 4,636 listings starting at $1,900
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
22 Great Deals out of 859 listings starting at $1,350
Used Ford Focus
390 Great Deals out of 80,764 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Civic Coupe
96 Great Deals out of 10,821 listings starting at $975

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.