How to Install the Rear Shock on a 2000 Mazda Protege?

Answer Between the mid-1990s and early-2000s, the MacPherson strut began taking over for the basic shock absorber on all four corners of vehicles. The MacPherson strut is essentially a standard shock abso... Read More »

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How to Change the Rear Brakes on a 2002 Mazda Protege?

The 2002 Mazda Protege comes equipped with an all-wheel anti-lock braking system. The rear brakes are comprised of brake pads, rotors and caliper pistons that force the two together during braking.... Read More »

How to Remove a Rear Strut in a 1998 Mazda Protege?

The MacPherson strut dates to 1947, when Earle MacPherson patented his new suspension system that he intended to be used with the Chevy Cadet. The Cadet never came to be and MacPherson left General... Read More »

How to Replace the Front Axle on a 2000 Mazda Protege?

The 2000 Mazda Protege base model came with the 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual transmission. The front axle shafts transfer rotational power from the transmission to the fro... Read More »

How to Change the Rear Brake Light Bulb on a '98 Mazda Protege?

The Protege, Mazda's entry-level, four-door vehicle, first saw life in 1990 as an upgraded Mazda 323. The 1998 Mazda Protege came fitted with a 1.5-liter, in-line four-cylinder engine that produced... Read More »