Recent content by Jmaz

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    Odd metallic clanging on acceleration

    It's a shame that the oil was changed, would be interesting to see the insides of the old filter for metal or have an oil analysis done on the old oil. Doesn't seem like competent , thorough diagnosis was done and is still too early to condemn the engine as being shot. Was the oil pressure ever...
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    Odd metallic clanging on acceleration

    I detect what sounds like sheet metal. Like when the catalytic converter heat shield is loose and vibrates. I'd start by putting it on a lift and do the old "look and shake" routine and revving up while on lift also. If nothing is noticeable from above while peering under the hood, I'd put it in...
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    Just got the hatch/liftgate strut recall notice

    And maybe the one's you got happen to be the same as the original ( old stock ?, maybe Mazda made a change or sent old one's?). I just know that right after the recall one's were installed I bumped my head whereas I didn't before. Too coincidental. By eyeball it looked like the bottom corners of...
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    2017~2022 CX-5 Aftermarket shock replacement suggestions

    I thought KYB, in fact, did make the struts for Mazda.
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    2017~2022 CX-5 Aftermarket shock replacement suggestions

    In addition to other aftermarket shocks/struts in years past, I went down the Monroe Quick Strut avenue twice (yea, twice, I know). I needed struts and installation was free, meaning the price was right and the car wasn't a prize anymore if it ever was. Mine rode stiff at first but settled down...
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    Just got the hatch/liftgate strut recall notice

    Luckily mine haven't failed yet, but that is one recall I should have skipped. The originals were in perfect shape and little did I know the replacements were going to be shorter causing me to now bump my head on the liftgate if not careful. Thanks Mazda.
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    Underbody Panel

    Good idea, a skid plate might be just the thing to offer extra insurance against damage in a rough environment. Beats breakdown and costly repairs. Offers some peace of mind too.
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    Underbody Panel

    Really, if you're concerned about damage due to rough terrain, it's best to do it the old fashioned way by crawling underneath or put it on a lift and look for yourself. And if you don't want to pull the big panel at least pull the 2 small panels off (one is for the oil drain plug and filter)...
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    Best OBD II scanners - Not computer or cell phone-based

    Looks like a false alarm as far as the flicker is concerned. It's only in the live data mode that constantly updates a few times a second. The values change quickly. All other wording in different modes is rock solid. I downloaded the update software but it showed no updates available for my...
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    Best OBD II scanners - Not computer or cell phone-based

    OK. Will do. I received it 2 months ago and have not updated it yet. Couldn't see any S/N or mfg date on case to indicate age of software. Thanks. Oh wait, I could plug it in again and probably see current software version first. I'll fiddle with this after taking a nap that's been calling me...
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    Best OBD II scanners - Not computer or cell phone-based

    Your Foxwell NT520Pro obviously has a lot more capability than mine, which is great if you know how to take advantage of it. I'm on the simpler side of DIY. Funny you should mention "SLOW". I noticed the difference after using the much quicker responsiveness of the ANCEL 530 that I sent back. It...
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    Best OBD II scanners - Not computer or cell phone-based

    Your Foxwell NT520Pro obviously has a lot more capability than mine, which is great if you know how to take advantage of it. I'm on the simpler side of DIY. Funny you should mention "SLOW". I noticed the difference after using the much quicker responsiveness of the ANCEL 530 that I sent back. It...
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    Best OBD II scanners - Not computer or cell phone-based

    I just upgraded to a better, moderately priced scanner a few months ago. Wanting just the basics without ABS,SRS, SAE etc., I chose the Foxwell NT301 after a bit of internet research including youtube videos. Amazon had it (and still does using the 20% off coupon) at a good price and offered 50%...
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    NTSB Mazda CX-5 TSB Listings

    Looking at the colored cutaway view of the differential components, it's not apparent to me that pinion shaft can contact the case when it's supported by 2 tapered roller bearings (the 2 orange components on the purple shaft. Anybody else think that the cause of failure sounds strange.
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    Jack Pad Adapter

    Before getting too concerned about the adapter 'groove' being not deep enough to prevent the edge of the pinch seam bottoming out, feel on the back side of the pinch seam. I feel 2 raised bumps that will take the load first and they are 1/2" or less from the thin bottom edge of the pinch seam...