Recent content by pkthomas

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    What have you done to your Mazda5 today?

    I have been happy with them. They are Monroe original ride quality. Handles like new. If I want sporty I will drive my Miata.
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    What have you done to your Mazda5 today?

    My solution was quick struts. Got them from Rock Auto. Less than $10 a side more than struts top mounts and boots separately. And I got new springs.
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    Mazda5 2006 - Loose door handles

    There is a hook on the pivot side, opposite side from the key hole side, that breaks of and lets the handle move do it can't go back down fully. I had the issue and just kids replaced the handle. For the back passenger side, a drivers side from a non sliding door will work. I got a back...
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    New to the Forum, check out my progress so far!

    With the excess room behind the engine I've always thought a V6 would fit.
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    Car starting to vibrate on highway and transmission leaks a lot

    I would think you need a replacement transmission.
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    New to the Forum, check out my progress so far!

    How about a speed 3 swap?
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    My car was a victim of this cold weather and now I need parts

    I got a white handle at pick n pull. My 5 is red. It was a safety issue because some times it would not keep the door closed. It was $20 or so. I keep an eye on eBay, CL, and parts places for one in my color. No hurry as I'm not selling it anytime soon. And it is on there passenger side and I...
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    Help! Heat/temp for popping off shift cable? - 2012 Mazda5 M/T

    I know ABS melts for 3d printing close to 400 but I would keep closer to under hood temps to avoid damage. Your range sounds safe.
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    Mazda5 Sliding door issue

    Yes, sometimes. I figured out it was related to the outside handle not going all the way back in. If it would not latch when closing play with the handle and make sure it popped in all the way in.
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    Mazda5 Sliding door issue

    I had a similar issue. The 'hook' part of the handle on the inside rear broke off. Door would not close if the handle did not get pushed back in properly. I went to pick and pull and got just the handle part and it resolved my issue. Just need to get it painted to match.
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    OE Strut Mount and Bearing

    I did quick struts. The cost was a few $ more than strut and top mount. Well with the $7 or $8 total extra.
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    Mazda5 Replacement Carpet? Not mats

    Find/buy an ozone generator. Close it up on the car a couple of nights. I did this with a Miata someone smoked in and it helped a lot.
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    Mazda5 Replacement Carpet? Not mats

    I put a replacement carpet in my Miata. I hung it on a fence and sprayed it with hose until the water ran out clean and let it dry before I put it in. It you are pulling the carpet anyway you could give washing it a try first.
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    Mazda5 Replacement Axles?

    I used trackmotive from RockAuto last year. I've only put about 5k miles on them but I have not had any issues so far. I have a manual transmission, too.