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    Replaced power steering pump, light still on

    Hello there, if I may ask did you buy a re-manufactured one and not new for that price? I am in the same boat, in the sense that I do need a new pump installed and so far the quotes I am getting are $1100 and up (parts and labor). Apparently once you install the new pump it has to be...
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    Power steering stiff and hard to turn the wheel on 2006 Mazda5?

    Another 2006 Mazda 5 with this scary recent phenomena! I am exactly in the same boat! 2006 Mazda 5 with no indications of steering fluid leaks or low level. I have experienced this recently for a very brief moment. Scary indeed!!! (eek2) Thanks God I was on a local road going around 20 MPH. My...
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    2006 Mazda 5 power steering pump leaking

    Thanks loosenut for the reply. It is true that changing the pump will require reprogramming and that would be an additional cost. If my independent mechanic quoted my over $1000 to put a new power steering pump without the reprogramming cost I can imagine what the dealer cost would be!!!! I...
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    2006 Mazda 5 power steering pump leaking

    Hello folks: I did a search before posting but i could not find a related post for my 2006 Mazda 5 which has a leaking power steering pump (electric). According to my trusted local independent shop it is a 'dealer only' part which costs $767.94 !!!!!! That's insane folks! I went online and did...
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    Mazda5 Tires: Issues & Replacement Recommendations

    Continental ExtremeContact DWS Well on Friday I went by the nearby Discount Tire (Clear Lake Shores) and I paid for a set of four Continental ExtremeContact DWS 215/50R17. $612 out the door price including lifetime rotation/balancing. The free GPS makes it an even nicer deal. I should be...
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    Mazda5 Tires: Issues & Replacement Recommendations

    Continental vs Kumho Thanks suniri for the feedback. I live in SE Texas where we get monsoon type rainfalls :-) So maybe the Continentals will be a better fit. Not very excited about the issue collecting lots of stones though ...
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    Mazda5 Tires: Issues & Replacement Recommendations

    Kumho vs. Continental Speaking of which, has anyone used the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum? I am debating between these and the Continental ExtremeContact DWS (made in Brazil I believe). Thanks in advance for any feedback.
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    Mazda5 Tires: Issues & Replacement Recommendations

    Thanks Lee for the quick response. I am trying to see what best price I can get them installed here in SE Houston by using the tirerack.com price ($122/each) as a leverage. I'll probably end up either with Discount Tire or NTB since they are close by.
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    Mazda5 Tires: Issues & Replacement Recommendations

    Continental ExtremeContact DWS If I may asked does this price includes any of the following? * lifetime rotation/balancing * road hazard replacement coverage Thanks in advance for your reply.
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