1999 Mazda Protege 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 149000 miles
I bought this used 99 Mazda Protege about 2 weeks ago and two or three days ago my Check Engine Light came on. I have been researching and have seen what the problems could be. I went to Advanced Auto and got the computer diagnostics and it showed codes. P0420 and P0106. The first is about the catalyst in bank 1 and the second is saying something about the map sensor. I go to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA and I have been driving this car around with no problems at all. I drove it from Richmond, VA to Blacksburg, VA (around 300 miles) and I had no problems at all even while climbing mountains. Could there be an easy way to fix these codes. Also, the dealer I bought it from said the car was under a stricter emissions law than what I need so could that be the problem? And if so is there something that I need to look into to get it fixed or is the temporary fix (unplugging the battery) good enough. Thanks.
have the same problem?
Friday, January 9th, 2009 AT 12:01 PM