Going from a complet stop to going again

Tiny
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I owen a 2003 mazda protege when I go from a complet stop to going again my car seems to not want to go untile I step on the gas more. It seems to strugle to get going again I had a fule injection flush done I put in fule cleaner in and I had sencer replaced it was for the bured up fumes when that was done it stoped for like two monthes then started again I took it back to the dealer and they hooked up to the computer and they found nothing wrong with it can anyone tell me what it might be or can be. Thank you
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Saturday, March 10th, 2007 AT 9:04 PM

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Tiny
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Sunday, March 11th, 2007 AT 4:32 PM
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Sounds like they replace the EGR sensor, by what you are describing. So I would hazzard that you have a2.0L motor in your car (so you have either a LX or a ES Protege)

The EGR valve is very comon on the protege's. Causes to the car to run rough, stall, hard start, shake, hard hard brake pedal. These sorts of things

There are however two other problems that are starting to show themselves o nthe protege's as they get older. Now by problems I don't mean 'oh my god this car is crap!".I mean things that happen to all cars with age.

The two other common rough running problems are:

1. Leaking Intake gaskets (around 2.0-3.0 hrs to fix)
2. There have been cases of ignition coil failures (your car has two). IF THIS is not attended to quickly a misfire could damage the front catalitic convertor. Coils are around the $50-100 mark plus.5 hours labor. CATS are worth big $$$$ so get it checked out

OH! Almost forgot. Some shops were still selling the original EGR valves even though Mazda came up with a revised part ## a few years ago. SO there is an outsiode chance that the EGR failed again.

Hope this helps

Cosmo. Mazda TEch
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Tuesday, March 13th, 2007 AT 2:17 PM

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