1998 Mazda Protege Repair Question
Mazda Protege Alternator Problem
If the serpentine is turning correctly, it means the alternator could have failed. Have the alternator tested.
Smoke from the transmission dipstick could mean the transmission is slipping and the fluids are overheating. The alternator not charging can cause this as the solenoids are not getting the correct voltage to work correctly.
You need to have the charging problem rectified first.
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