my 1990mazda protege manual wont start.

Asked by Jun 06, 2013 at 06:42 PM about the 1990 Mazda Protege 4 Dr LX Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

with clutch depressed turn key  car cranks once then goes off .  tried pumping clutch so to catch correct position used to work doesnt  any more tried so many times battery died

3 Answers

22,485

I would clean up the battery connections first. If the battery is dead, take it to a parts house and have it tested and recharged - do not try to charge it by jump-starting the car and letting it run for a long time unless you want to end up buying a new alternator soon too. That's where I'd start first.

385

If the engine is turning over only once and then followed by a clicking sound then it's most likely a battery/alternator issue. If it's continuing to turn over then it's most likely a fuel delivery problem (Bad pump, clogged filter etc...) If it's safe to do so (and you can get the car back to where you park it) try a bump start.

345

try adjusting clutch slave cylinder travel. if you are at the limit travel sometimes loop is open and or closed. read manual how to test it, and or adjust that

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Protege

Looking for a Used Protege in your area?

CarGurus has 312 nationwide Protege listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Mazda Protege Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Mazda Protege Experts

#1 James Kithuka
James Kithuka
Reputation 240
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 210
#3 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
817 Great Deals out of 69,451 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Corolla
949 Great Deals out of 66,777 listings starting at $1,595
Used Toyota Camry
1,166 Great Deals out of 95,447 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Accord
963 Great Deals out of 74,534 listings starting at $899
Used Volkswagen Jetta
482 Great Deals out of 31,359 listings starting at $1,000
Used BMW 3 Series
1,445 Great Deals out of 38,290 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Sentra
592 Great Deals out of 52,200 listings starting at $2,000

Used Cars For Sale