What have you done to your P5 today?

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lolmsp lolms3
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tire iron works. i just usually use a long flat head haha. long as you can get it off!

hmm. maybe one of the rivets on the back of the brake pad is in the way? may have came off and sticking out a bit from heat and old age
 
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Dpwhitehead1

Damian
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MSP 1145
(rofl2)

Still can't seem to figure out why my front calipers are stuck. Odd both would have the exact same issue. I'm sure it something really simple too. I won't take it in to a shop because around here they will screw you to the ground and also was recently laid off due to our owner operating without a license. Nice. So i couldn't pay a shop anyways.
I have always replaced the brakes on my car since day one and never had any previous issues at all.
The piston was thought to be the culprit originally. I thought so too. Thinking the piston was getting hung up on the ridge of the rotor. Looking at it closer I can see the piston does indeed clear the the top of the rotor. So now I'm really stumped. I've had these new rotors and pads for over a year and would like to install them. Should take 30 min but this issue has me at a compete loss.
Any ideas at all?
Here's the original video:

Also a pic I just now took:

You can see the piston is clearing everything just fine. I don't get it....
Im not exactly sure but you have 2 caliper slides per caliper, so you would have to pull out/back them both in order to remove the caliper. You dont just flip them forward/ over
 

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lolmsp lolms3
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I*m not exactly sure but you have 2 caliper slides per caliper, so you would have to pull out/back them both in order to remove the caliper. You don*t just flip them forward/ over
you're thinking of honda or subaru calipers (based on my personal experience) where each caliper pin has a bolt on it. we have 1 bolt on the lower slider and the top slider slides into the caliper. you can open up your caliper like a ring box like you were proposing to your girl.
 

pcb

The Diagram Dude
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2002 MP5
I just looked at your picture again.

Being as you can see your brake piston, reach through with a big screwdriver and push it all the way in.
That will give you lots of room for your caliper and pads to slip past what they're caught on.
 
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i12drivemyMP5

___ 323F ___
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Hauled some rear axles for my truck in it.........now the truck is back to being dd......................oh yeah, hot & humid so the lean code is gone until dry cold dense air comes back........around Xmas.
 

Breeegz

Looking for John Connor
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2003 Protege 5 -- 2016 Ford Expedition
After being down for a couple months, I have my P5 back on the road with New Timing Belt, Water Pump, Manzo Header, and Front + Passenger AWR Motor Mounts.

NVR is noticeable, but not offensive at idle, can't hardly tell at cruising speed. Thanks to all the folks that chimed in a couple months ago.
By installing the Manzo Header, I fixed the leaks at the exhaust manifold (cracked welds), but I created a leak where it joins up with the stock exhaust. I need to get a new doughnut gasket, but I think I'm going to wait until my Racing Beat Cat-Back comes in.

The Passenger Side engine mount had 3 broken bolts where it attaches to the block. I can attest that that's a PITA to get enough clearance to drill out those bolts. That's what took so long, I was trying to avoid from having to pull the engine.
 
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pcb

The Diagram Dude
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2002 MP5
Im not exactly sure but you have 2 caliper slides per caliper, so you would have to pull out/back them both in order to remove the caliper. You dont just flip them forward/ over
I found this on Amazon.

It looks like some aftermarket suppliers have two bolted on slider pins.

 
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Mazda Protege5
Installed the AWR front engine mount, thought it was going to be a bit easier but nothing too bad. the part that has the hole where the bolt goes thru needed to be loosened up before the bottom aligned.
 

Breeegz

Looking for John Connor
Contributor
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2003 Protege 5 -- 2016 Ford Expedition
Installed the AWR front engine mount
Do you have any others installed? Passenger/Trans/Rear?

I'm really happy with my Front and Passenger mount. Minimal NVR increases.

I recently replaced my old K&N Filter with a new K&N filter. The new one is significantly larger. I'll try to post a pic later.

-- I had some rubbing issues that damaged the old one. --
 
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Mazda Protege5
Do you have any others installed? Passenger/Trans/Rear?

I'm really happy with my Front and Passenger mount. Minimal NVR increases.

I recently replaced my old K&N Filter with a new K&N filter. The new one is significantly larger. I'll try to post a pic later.

-- I had some rubbing issues that damaged the old one. --
No, just that one atm. I was going to purchase the rear one but the front took priority. so the order now will be rear, trans and maybe passenger side but i'll get to that eventually. I'm also dealing with a leaky hose. Yeah solid mounts I was quite impressed. Didn't get the gold one either so that was a plus.
 

ssdd

protege5 noob
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mazda Pr5 2.5
First post here but ive had my blue bean for about 3 1/2 years got it at 87K miles on it 1 year later i seized the tranny (hard out here for a PimP) it sat for about a year just got it back and running about 5 months ago was amlost about to sell it but glad i didnt....... recently i changed my front socks/struts out for some cheal a1auto just to last me till the end of this year then might get some fully adjustable ones or cheap out on some raceland ones for next year just depends where im at financially. Also new MOOG front end swaybar links but i still feel like my front end is clunking a little more then it should (any feed back is appreciated)
below are pics of my recent junkyard find which im still in shock over will post pics when parts are installed

https://ibb.co/cN3kLgM
https://ibb.co/F8dr8C8
https://ibb.co/mczrHzZ
https://ibb.co/wJXN97p
https://ibb.co/nfpNndy
https://ibb.co/5G6w5G6

also bought but not pictured is front and rear brake BBK set up with ebrake cables from a mazdaspeed6 But im most likely end up doing a willwood 2 piston in the front (will sell front end BBK if some one wants them at a decent price if not they will be donated to the MSP my bro in law is in the process of buying........

and last thing is a question, how can i take these damn caps off with out breaking them i didnt touch the left side cuz i didnt wanna F***K that side up too .......
https://ibb.co/QDYjydm
https://ibb.co/z2m6cyB


hopefully that doner car is still there to go back for the Tien springs with blue konis
 

ssdd

protege5 noob
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mazda Pr5 2.5
Na those are different take a look at my links its the Delete Caps NOT the actual delete strips that you have to remove the headliner to install
 

ssdd

protege5 noob
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mazda Pr5 2.5
NVM i see what your getting at ...... they old and brittle so im kinda F'd unless i take them basically like the strips
 
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2002 Mazda Protege5
First post here but ive had my blue bean for about 3 1/2 years got it at 87K miles on it 1 year later i seized the tranny (hard out here for a PimP) it sat for about a year just got it back and running about 5 months ago was amlost about to sell it but glad i didnt....... recently i changed my front socks/struts out for some cheal a1auto just to last me till the end of this year then might get some fully adjustable ones or cheap out on some raceland ones for next year just depends where im at financially. Also new MOOG front end swaybar links but i still feel like my front end is clunking a little more then it should (any feed back is appreciated)
below are pics of my recent junkyard find which im still in shock over will post pics when parts are installed

https://ibb.co/cN3kLgM
https://ibb.co/F8dr8C8
https://ibb.co/mczrHzZ
https://ibb.co/wJXN97p
https://ibb.co/nfpNndy
https://ibb.co/5G6w5G6

also bought but not pictured is front and rear brake BBK set up with ebrake cables from a mazdaspeed6 But im most likely end up doing a willwood 2 piston in the front (will sell front end BBK if some one wants them at a decent price if not they will be donated to the MSP my bro in law is in the process of buying........

and last thing is a question, how can i take these damn caps off with out breaking them i didnt touch the left side cuz i didnt wanna F***K that side up too .......
https://ibb.co/QDYjydm
https://ibb.co/z2m6cyB


hopefully that doner car is still there to go back for the Tien springs with blue konis
Thats some nice loot you picked up!
Also dont buy Raceland, theyre junk. Save up until you have money for a good set of coilovers like BC or yellowspeed.
 

pcb

The Diagram Dude
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2002 MP5
NVM i see what your getting at ...... they old and brittle so im kinda F'd unless i take them basically like the strips
You can't get them off without breaking them and they aren't available anymore.

You may still be able to find delete strips.
 

pcb

The Diagram Dude
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2002 MP5
Na those are different take a look at my links its the Delete Caps NOT the actual delete strips that you have to remove the headliner to install
If it were me I'd break off the Delete caps and grind them down with a Dremel tool till I could fit in the delete strips.

I wouldn't remove the headliner. (maybe some silicone to seal the holes.)

Then put filler cover strips on them.

You could glue this stuff in...

 
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2003 Mazda Protege5, manual
Hey guys! Just got my first P5 on Friday and I'm loving her! Trying to get a couple things finished up to pass emissions tests (cause previous owner didn't need to and let little issues go). But while I'm waiting for parts, I decided to give her a light wash today. Did a little buffing with PlastX on the headlights, but I think I'm gonna need to just swap the lenses to get em looking right. Apparently pics don't work on mobile, so I'll upload a couple when I get home. Happy to be part of the Mazda crew!
 
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