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    Getting spark plug boot out?

    I tried one more time. This time I was going to use my air compressor/tire inflator. I warmed the car up till the engine was hot and not just warm. Thing pulled right out. No need to use the air compressor :) One of the spark plugs was very loose and another spark plug was Denso, while the...
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    Getting spark plug boot out?

    Can't get needle nosed pliers in. I tried warming the car up and then using a bicycle pump to pop it out. No joy. It is due for a timing belt (which is not something I am will to tackle). Shop would have to get this off for a timing belt. So, I am gonna punt and let the shop take care of...
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    Getting spark plug boot out?

    Yeah, still have the spring. I'll mess around with it tomorrow morning and let you know how it goes. Probably will have to cut up the rubber part in order to get pliers. If I had an air gun I could blow air into the hole and it would probably pop out. May try a bike pump before I cut up the...
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    Water Leak In Rear Cargo Area

    Just bought some silicone sealant and slathered it around the edges. There is also a gasket behind the filler. I did not replace it. Probably a dealer part. Or you could get some gasket maker.
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    VICS/VTCS Solenoid Replacements

    IMO- When one goes bad I buy two cheap ones but only replace the one bad one. They are easy to replace but seem random on how long they last. No sense in replacing a good part. But now I have a spare on hand when/if I need to replace another one.
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    Getting spark plug boot out?

    So, changing spark plugs and the coil pack pulled out without pulling the spark plug boot up. Any ideas on how to get the spark plug boot out?
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    CSF vs TYC Radiator?

    Got a small crack in my radiator. Which do you think is better, TYC or CSF? Both are within a dollar or two on RockAuto.
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    Vent selector cable adjustment

    Yes, it worked for me. Helps to have multiple Proteges for reference. I made up the procedure...
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    Vent selector cable adjustment

    That elbow pivot point was the issue. When defrost only is selected, the 'elbow' should point up. It was pointed down, had to force it up. So, here is the procedure to re-attache the cable... 1) attach cable (but leave clip unattached) 2) Select defrost only 3) Turn car on and fan to 3 or 4...
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    Vent selector cable adjustment

    Clip is secure. Routing may be incorrect as I had it pulled all the way out. How is it supposed to be routed?
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    Hello, new P5 owner

    Looks good. This is the forum for finding answers for your P5. Not sure what your location is but as with all older cars watch out for rust. Clean out the drains. If you get a CEL, scan it and fix it promptly, much easier to fix a single code than a whole list of codes.
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    Vent selector cable adjustment

    I took apart my dash and had the vent selector cable unhooked. Put everything back together now the two extreme selections on my vent selection knob have the same selection as the previous one on the knob...So, Defrost Only setting is the same as defrost and foot vents. Upper Vents only setting...
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    P0705 - Transmission Range Sensor A Circuit

    Yeah no idea what brand I got last time. Code went away on its own. So, holding off on the replacement for now.
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    P0705 - Transmission Range Sensor A Circuit

    Just go another P0705 - only about 30k miles since I replaced the Neutral Safety Switch .... rrrrrr.....
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    Fan Speed 1 and 2 not working

    Wow you are right. That was the problem. For the future person finding this thread.... The measured resistance between any two prongs on the blower motor resistor should be 2.6 ohms or less. One was close to 0 ohms. On the bad part I had several that measured around 86 ohms.
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    Water Leak In Rear Cargo Area

    My leak was from the gas cap area. I found it by hosing down different areas of the car. I still have a small leak from somewhere I can't find. But after sealing that up I get much less water in.
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    Fan Speed 1 and 2 not working

    Symptoms: Fan Speed 1 and 2 not working for both heat and AC. AC light stays on. No flicker. Just no fan. 3 & 4 works fine. I have had the AC flicker resistor fix in for over a year. Speeds 1 & 2 just stopped working recently. Unhooked the plug from the switch and it looked a bit burnt. Got...
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    Oil Upgrade Recommendations?

    I run 5w40 when temps are below 32F. 10w40 when temps above 32F. Full Synthetic - high mileage (if I can find it). All 3 of my protege's burn oil. The above helps, but still burn oil. Keep extra oil in the trunk and check every time you get gas.
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    100K MP5 Club

    1) Keep on top of your maintenance Change the oil every 3500-4000 miles Check the oil every time you fill up for automatics - drain and fill the ATF every 15k miles and change the filter every 4th time 2) When the CEL comes on - diagnose and fix it ASAP 3) spray fluid film or corrosion X-HD in...