What have you done to your P5 today?

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Mazda Protege5
By how much would you say it restored/improved your shifter's play?
I had new Kia bushings which came with the short shifter and the ones near the linkage weren't bad. The way the website describes it is spot on, "tight and direct". There was really not much play but these made it much better. Where you shift to, is where it goes.
 
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Mazda Protege5
Installed the corksport 3rd link bushings, was not fun. The grinding and drilling method made it soo difficult. Best way imo, was to saw the bolt on the thicker bolt head just inside to avoid that yoke problem. Did notice significant reduction if not complete lack of play when engaged in any gear.
 
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02 Mazda P5
MP3
Installed my first set oF hids, and also replaced the rubber clutch line do to it leaking and having no pressure to slave.
 
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02 protege5 ES 5dr
Installed the corksport 3rd link bushings, was not fun. The grinding and drilling method made it soo difficult. Best way imo, was to saw the bolt on the thicker bolt head just inside to avoid that yoke problem. Did notice significant reduction if not complete lack of play when engaged in any gear.
Oh nice, that pin can be a bother lol. Did you go with the bronze oil or urethane bushings ?
 
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Mazda Protege5
Oh nice, that pin can be a bother lol. Did you go with the bronze oil or urethane bushings ?

I just think it makes no sense to try and grind one side or drill if you can just cut thru the bolt itself and give you room to push out the bolt from both sides. You risk damaging it or in my case bend it a little in which i had to use a rubber mallet to straighten it out because it would no longer pivot freely. yeah i did the whole corksport bronzeoil kit.
 

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2003 Mazda Protg5
Changed the oil, super gross and dark. I'm also having some rear wheel noise I need to further investigate. Unsure if the calipers are sticking or bearings or shot. Or both :/ Makes noise when rotating either wheel. Didn't have time to dive deeper but I'm hoping for a simple solution.
 
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Mazda Protege5
Did the cabin air filter mod. Lining up that second one inside was a little frustrating but with some maneuvering I got that sucker on there. I didn't even have a filter in there and my heater core is filthy.
 
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02 protege5 ES 5dr
So yesterday new alternator went in. Today new belt again...

Really hoping it was me being simple and not tensioning belt properly, otherwise its new water pump time.