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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    I would check the entire handbrake line and also do yourself a favor and change your rubber brake hoses by the rear calipers. I had the same problem and my mechanic said there was gunk and all kind of s*** inside the hoses preventing from brake fluid from returning back when brake pedal was...
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    I will be saying good bye to my 2003 Protege 5 soon :-(

    I have a 2015 Honda Fit EX-L w/Navi. This Honda gave me a lot of quality problems since I picked it up in June but they are almost all fixed now. I have a minor problem with under the passenger seat sensor for airbag that I will try to get taken care of soon. People are telling me I should have...
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    I will be saying good bye to my 2003 Protege 5 soon :-(

    Yes I have sold the car and I will honestly miss it :-( The car has been a good part of my life and never left me stranded. It has 163500 miles and is mechanically in good shape except for a few minor things like brake pads and tires. The body is showing its age with some rust and dents but it...
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    Have an interesting question about selling my car.

    Is it worth more in parts or as a whole. 2003 Laser Blue Protege 5 Auto. Here is my craigslist posting. I am not posting the link here to sell the car but only for opinions on whether I should part it out or sell as whole. I also have original 16 inch wheels that have some scratches and all are...
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    100K MP5 Club

    Mine crossed 160K miles last week and its still going but I will be getting a new car this year. This one is becoming a pile of rust. Also as you can see from my Fuelly sig I'm not getting good mileage so time to get rid of it soon.
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    Protege5 - How many miles have you gone before changing the timing belt?

    Most people here said similar that their belt was in good condition. I think Mazda assumes that this is the minimum mileage that the belt may break. Or they want to make some serious money as timing belt is usually a good chunk of change to replace.
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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    I just got myself 4 Continental ExtremeContact DWS 195/50ZR16 for my Pro5 for $372.00 USD and that includes the free shipping and $100 off when you buy on their ebay store. If anyone needs tires now is a good time to get them @ Discount Tire Direct Ebay store. The $100...
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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    Did you have to do anything to get the calipers to fit or do they just bolt on no problem? Also, did you install OEM struts? I see a Mazda sticker on there? Are those Tokico? My originals were Tokico.
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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    153807 miles. Replaced ignition coils and wires. Now the car no longer hiccups accelerating out of traffic lights. I also have gotten a p0300 CEL at least once in a month for a while. Original looked like this I bought new coils on eBay for $17 each including shipping which turned out to be...
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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    The tread pattern on mine was a little different but they were Falken Ziex for sure. Maybe you are right and I may have had the 512. Didn't like them at all. I now have Nitto NeoGen VR and they are the best tires for rain and dry I ever had but totally useless in the snow and ice.
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    I'm debating if I really need to flush my entire ATX fluid.

    Last time I did it was in august 2008 when my car had 83000 miles. Fluid was not burned as I have a motorhome sized ATF cooler installed ( ). I...
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    "Tying" both cooling fans together?

    The only thing that comes to mind is that the relay that turns on the one fan now may not handle 2 fans reliably for too long because by connecting both fans together the power load will be higher on one relay.
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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    I had a bad experience with those tires years ago. They were very slippery when the road was wet. I mean just wet and I'm not talking about hydroplaning. Therubber they were made of just made them a bit dangerous.
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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    I would not consider it harsh unless the roads you drive on are very uneven then of course you will feel all the bumps. I drive in New Jersey Newark area and I have gotten used to it. Our roads are not as shitty as NY but they are similar. Never had an instance where I thought that the...
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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    I installed Tokico blues Which is what I think MSP has stock. Ride is pretty good. Little more bumpy but nice.
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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    Last week I installed the all aluminum radiator I posted about on previous page. Wanted to give it a week or so of driving and testing and I gotta say I am very happy with the radiator itself. I drive a certain route on my way home from work and I have a small light bulb I installed years ago...
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    lower grill removal

    Can anyone tell me how to remove the lower grill and not damage any clips? I need to take it off so I can straighten the fins on the AC condenser. Thanks!