There are two bolts (17mm head) on each caliper, one on top, one on the bottom, both on the inside of the wheel. The one on the bottom can be removed with a ratchet, the bolt on top will need a box end 12 point wrench due to the limited space given to work with. Remove these and the caliper will lift off the rotor. Using a flat blade screw driver pry the old brake pads from the bracket without bending the bracket. These will be reused with the new brake pads. With a "C-clamp", or similar device, slowly compress the brake piston. (You will notice brake fluid leaking from the reservoir. Have a drip pan ready if you don't want brake fluid on the floor or ground.) CAUTION: If the piston is compressed too quickly the pressure could damage the cylinoid. Make sure the brackets are secure in the caliper and relatively clean. Set the new pads in the brackets just as the old ones were making sure outside pad and inside pad are on the correct sides of the caliper. Resecure caliper with the bolts that were removed. After completing both sides, before driving the vehicle, pump the brake petal to recharge the brake line and set the new pads against the rotars. This should take only 2-3 pumps before noticing a change in pressure. Good luck.
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You Tube "Happywrenching.com". Incredible video on how to change rear drum brakes on a 99-03 Protege. Did the entire brake job myself! :)
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On a 2003 Mazda Protege it must be changed at 105,000 miles. This is an interference engine and as such if the belt breaks serious engine damage will occur.
no it will not fit.it is not the same lenght and the same height
1964-2003 and after that evolved into the mazda3
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I was looking at the Gates website ( they make timing belts etc. ) and for the 1600 cc engine in a 2003 Mazda Protege ( Canada ) it shows ( 60,000 miles )
The 2003 Mazda Protege holds 3.7 quarts of oil approximately. Add a little less, then check with the dipstick to avoid over filling.
Directly in front of the driving seat.
No, they are different cars. Even though the Mazda3 replaced the protege they do not have many if any parts in common.
Yes, you can use 10 W 30 motor oil in a 2003 Mazda Protege. If you live in areas where the temps are very cold, 5 W 30 is recommended.
A spark plug for a 2003 Mazda Protege has a 14 mm thread size, and a 19 mm reach. The gap is 1.1 mm.
The kind of antifreeze that is recommended for the 2004 Mazda Protege is the Genuine Mazda Long-life Coolant. You can also purchase Peak or Zerex coolants which are also considered compatible.
It goes through the dipstick..