The Protege 5 is very good looking. Cool looking, for an un-wagon. Trim cladding, just side sills and air dams. Great-looking 5-spoke, 16-inch alloy wheels, brushed or polished Either like chrome. Speedy lines and stance, boxy not. In profile it looks like a Subaru Legacy GT wagon short, But It’s prettier at Each end.
It’s cool all over. The spoiler fits like an eyelid over the slanted rear hatch. There’s a black standard roofrack, and the black antenna radius is raked back from the rear center of the car. The center brake light (CHMSL) has 24 small bulbs definitely catch your attention That. Sleek headlights (straight off the ‘prosaic’ Protege), a moonroof, black diamond mesh grille hints at a smile That. More black mesh in the mouthy airdam below the bumper, With A foglight on Each side.
Integrated Within The chassis, Which was redesigned in ’99, are front and rear crush zones. Mazda claims its ‘Triple-H’ frame structure forms a rigid barrier to injury from side impact.
Under the hood, Which sounds very solid when to dropped, the 2.0-liter four is mounted neatly in the transverse position. A red suspension strut brace wheel Between the towers, to firm up the handling, signals the car’s capability.
BOOK MARKED CHAPTERS
FRAME, BODY PANELS, EXHAUST SYSTEM
ENGINE REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
CYLINDER HEAD, VALVE
CLUTCH, GEARSHIFT LINKAGE
CRANKCASE, TRANSMISSION, CRANKSHAFT
FRONT WHEEL, SUSPENSION, STEERING
REAR WHEEL, SUSPENSION, STEERING
FRONT DRIVING MECHANISM (FM/FE MODELS)
REAR DRIVING MECHANISM
BATTERY, CHARGING SYSTEM
LIGHTS, METERS AND SWITCHES
ELECTRIC SHIFT PROGRAM
Some of the technical highlights of each chapter include: service information, specifications, troubleshooting, inspection, testing, part or parts removal, part or parts disassembly, replacement, assembly installation, exploded diagrams, specs and much more.
A small sample of some of the topics covered in this manual is: air cleaner, air cleaner housing, air cleaner drain hose, battery, brake fluid, brake fluid replacement, brake pad, brake pads, carburetor assembly, carburetor disassembly, carburetor choke, cylinder compression, cylinder head, cylinder head and pistons, differential, engine idle speed, engine removal, engine oil, engine oil change, engine oil filter, exhaust system, exhaust systems, final drive, flywheel, starter, clutch, frame cover, front brake shoes (pads), front crankcase cover, front drive shaft, fenders, front fenders, mud guards, front mud guard, shock absorber, front wheel, front wheel cylinder, fuel hose, fuel tank, fuel tank cover, gear position switch, gearshift linkage, handlebar switch, headlight, headlight grill, ignition coil, ignition switch, ignition system, inner fender, maintenance chart, maintenance schedule, oil cooler, oil pump, outer fender, rear axle, rear brake pedal, rear fender, recoil starter, reverse shift switch, valve, valves, piston, pistons, electric shift program, electric starter, valve clearance, valve guides, valve seat, seats, wheel hub and knuckle, wheels rims and tires, wiring diagram, wiring diagrams and much more.
Also covered is a detailed systematic approach in troubleshooting to determine common problems and procedures on how to fix the problem.
Engine does not start or engine has a hard time starting.
Engine lacks power.
Poor performance at low speed.
Poor performance at high or top speed.
Poor Handling and more.