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    Mazda5 Caliper return spring replacement (emergency/parking brake sticking)

    Good to know you have a 2012 Mazda 5 and we are basically talking about the same issue. In my case, when I removed the wheels, the caliper was clean. No debris of any kind. The arm and / or spring may not be replaceable by themselves. This website shows that the whole caliper is ONE PART...
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    2014 Mazda5: Parking brake sticking (won't release)

    I would appreciate some help / collective knowledge with my parking brake. The car: 2014 Mazda5. One year ago, the two OEM rear calipers were replaced because one side was leaking. The parking brake worked OK since then, but not at 100%. It was a bit lose on one tire (driver's side). It did not...
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    Mazda5 Caliper return spring replacement (emergency/parking brake sticking)

    Hello, I have a 2014 Mazda 5 in Ontario (the GTA) and I logged in today to post my problem (I think we have the same issue): my parking brake "sticks". In other words, I release it, but it is still grabbing the rotors / stopping the car. Two comments: it looks like you have a CX-5. So maybe...
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    P0442 Evap Leak - Solved

    Hello all, I have a minor update on my own problem. Short version: I cleared the code, and it didn't come back until yesterday, almost 3,000 kms later (1,865 miles) Long version: I looked under the car for the purge solenoid valve (as per the original post in this thread). I also noticed like...
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    P0442 Evap Leak - Solved

    Thanks for posting! Today, my 2014 Mazda 5 with with just 66,800 kms (41,507 miles) threw the P0442 code. I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with the gas cap, and I'm scratching my head trying to figure out how a car with such low mileage is throwing codes already. Out of curiosity, what's...
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    Resident Physician Help ME! My Mazda5 keeps dying.

    Does the CEL (Check engine light) produce any ODB errors? I think that would be the first step in troubleshooting.
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    How to replace? Camshaft Position Sensor. Error code P0340 - '14 Mazda5 5

    :) Hello again* the car is fixed. This is my experience, for your reference. CAR It is a 2014 Mazda5 with only 61,000 kms (about 38,000 miles). It has low mileage. Not even 4.5 years old, so I am disappointed that the sensor failed. IMHO, these sensors should last for the life of the car. Or...
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    How to replace? Camshaft Position Sensor. Error code P0340 - '14 Mazda5 5

    Hello all... I need some help to replace the camshaft sensor in my 2014 "5". Is it as simple as it looks, removing it, and installing a new one? Or is there any other adjustment needed? This is what happened: The "check engine light" came on, ODB error code P0340, "Camshaft Position Sensor /...
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    Enkei rims EKM3 on white Mazda 5 (photos)

    Just an update: Today August 29 '17, I upgraded the tires. It took me a while, but it's done (been thinking about this since May 2015). Old tires: OEM Toyo PROXES A18 - Size: 205/50 R17 New tires: Pirelli Cinturato P7 - Size: 225/45 R17 Anyone in the Toronto area needs tires? I will post...
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    My car ('14) doesn't have the transmission oil dipstick (MT). Now what?

    Just an update to this old post: earlier today I took the car to the dealer for a change of transmission oil, the damage was $145 plus Canadian taxes. I wanted to do it sooner that later and I wanted the dealer to do it for the first time... car has 28,000 kms (approx. 17,400 miles). I bit...
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    famous mazda rust is here

    I use Krown but it is too early to tell the end results. 2009 Mazda 6 - This car will be 7 years old this year, it was sprayed 3 times, it looks great. From underneath it looks great too, some rust but it will never amount to anything like perforation or anything close to that. 2014 Mazda 5 -...
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    My car ('14) doesn't have the transmission oil dipstick (MT). Now what?

    So I saw this video in Youtube showing how to replace your own transmission oil https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNjuAGLZmDs And I was looking for the transmission dipstick in my car to take a look at the color of the oil. Long story short, there is no dipstick on my 2014, because it is a...
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    Krown rustproofing?

    Hello, we have a 2009 Mazda 6, and a 2014 Mazda 5. Both got treated with Krown. The Mazda 6 got sprayed 3 times, then we stopped doing it. Car looks fine, some superficial rust on suspension components and other undercarriage parts. Mazda 5 got sprayed when it was brand new. I plan to keep...
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    2009 Mazda6 GT - air conditioning is dead

    Follow up: the A/C problem seems to be resolved. My wife took the car to the dealer, it cost approx $140 Canadian (including our 13% tax). They said that no leak could be found, they refilled the system, and asked her to keep an eye on it. Hopefully it keeps working for another 6 years without...
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    2009 Mazda6 GT - air conditioning is dead

    Hello all, First time here. I usually post on the Mazda5 forum. I hope this is the correct place to post this problem. We have a 2009 Mazda6 GT with 117,000 kms (72,700 miles), 4 cylinder engine, manual 6 speed transmission, my wife is the primary driver. The air conditioning just died. It is...
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    Enkei rims EKM3 on white Mazda 5 (photos)

    A missed opportunity to... spend more money? LoL I am doing this project car one step at the time. Honestly, it was all about the budget. Keep in mind that I got the car last summer. The OEM Toyos are almost new (I have put minimal mileage on the car, it has 6,835 miles). I don't like them...
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    No plans to discontinue the Mazda5 in Canada (as of May 2015)

    Excellent points! All of them. There is no replacement coming (like a direct replacement, an all new Mazda5). I think they will discontinue it first in the USA, leave it in Canada for 1-2 more years, and then pull the plug. The comments from Mazda Canada should be read carefully, especially...
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    No plans to discontinue the Mazda5 in Canada (as of May 2015)

    Published yesterday here in the Toronto area... Six is Mazda5s magic number Want a minivan that seats six? There is only one answer By: Mark Richardson Special to the Star, Published on Fri May 01 2015 "...It was rumoured recently the Mazda5 had run its course and would be canned this year...
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    aftermarket TPMS

    Not even the first time. I got the sensors at the dealer... took the photos above.... took the sensors to Simply Tire for installation on the rims (if you are in Toronto you may have heard of Simply TIre, close to Keele and Finch). I installed the new rims myself. No need to register the...
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    Enkei rims EKM3 on white Mazda 5 (photos)

    Last photos, just "before" and "after". Part of this project is to drop the suspension, but that will have to wait.