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  1. Hah.... guess what ..... You were correct LF...

    Hah.... guess what .....

    You were correct LF caliper just seized up. Just took one more hard rain.
  2. Yeah, I haven't had that experience. If I was...

    Yeah, I haven't had that experience. If I was restoring then yeah, I'd replace both. But just keeping alive, I prefer to leave something alone that is working.

    But, will keep an eye on it.
  3. For those who use the search... Symptoms - with...

    For those who use the search...
    Symptoms - with both front wheels off the ground and in drive. right wheel did not turn unless I used my hands (with gloves) to stop the left wheel.
    ...
  4. Well, lubed everything up. Put it back together....

    Well, lubed everything up. Put it back together.
    Pumped brakes a couple of times and then while the front was still on jack stands started it up and put it in drive (did not give it gas, it is an...
  5. Seized front caliper - couple of questions

    Seized caliper on my Blue P5. Not sure how bad it is. I am going to try and lube everything up but....

    If I do need a new caliper...

    1) Do they come with a piston or would I need to buy a...
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    I have 2 P5s and an EX. Also, had a P5 that was...

    I have 2 P5s and an EX. Also, had a P5 that was totaled.

    In addition have an 07 Mazda 3 and a 09 Miata
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    That is pretty impressive. Cars are getting old,...

    That is pretty impressive. Cars are getting old, many of us are just keeping them alive. Maybe we should have a thread on "doing it wrong, but I don't care"

    The front rad support on the car was...
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    pm sent

    pm sent
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    Well since the bracket holding the front bolts...

    Well since the bracket holding the front bolts rusted completely off and the back nuts have to come off... I don't need to worry about that weird sized one. Which is good because 17/32 = 13.5mm. ...
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    Exhaust Issue - pre-cat

    So, got some issues with rust and where the bolts attach has rusted off and I have a leak...
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33776408408_4025f0146f.jpg

    I was able to 'crack' all the bolts....
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    Vibration from front??

    So, I have some fairly extreme vibration from the front.

    - Shocks are fairly new and everything seems tight.
    - Does not seem to be any sticking brake calipers

    I put the car up on jack stands...
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    Sticky: On the LX.... 307k miles Oil change 5w40...

    On the LX....

    307k miles
    Oil change 5w40
    New front motor mount
    new right rear brake light bulb

    oil consumption was 3 qts over 4500 miles since the last oil change

    Just keeping it alive...
  13. Carfax def doesn't show everything. But... if it...

    Carfax def doesn't show everything. But... if it does show a T-Belt change then you can be reasonably sure that it was done at the indicated time. Plus, it can show where the car was serviced and...
  14. If you run a carfax it may show maintenance,...

    If you run a carfax it may show maintenance, particularly the timing belt.

    If you don't have an OBDII scanner, get one. These cars tend to have various emissions issues. The most common ones are...
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    Coil Packs - Best/Worst brands

    So, one of my coil packs went bad. There is a large variation in price between brands.

    What are the best and worst brands? Any evidence?
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    Just did this today. Pretty good write-up. ...

    Just did this today. Pretty good write-up.

    Some things to note...
    1) get some hose clips in case you can't re-use the ones you have.
    2) when putting your hose clips back on 'seat' them in the...
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    Rear Drum brakes questions

    I believe I need to replace the drum on the rear for my LX.

    This guy...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rRViAdCkGQ
    mentions that you can put a bolt in the extra hole on the drum to force the...
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    2002 Protege LX 2.0 engine. 305k miles.

    2002 Protege LX 2.0 engine. 305k miles.
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    Coil Pack is a Standard Motor Product (so not...

    Coil Pack is a Standard Motor Product (so not OEM, not sure if it qualifies as 'cheap generic') it was replaced due to throwing a code. Several months later I got a code again and since the spark...
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    What I have done... 1) traded both coil packs...

    What I have done...
    1) traded both coil packs with my other P5.

    2) Cleaned the MAF, checked the air intake hose after the MAF for cracks, and checked for Vacuum leaks as best as I can.

    3) can...
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    Not guessing. I am looking at the mazda protege...

    Not guessing. I am looking at the mazda protege service manual and the 24 step procedure for p0300 and the number of possible causes that are listed.

    You may be correct that this code will not...
  22. Thread: 100K MP5 Club

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    Sticky: I have 2 P5s and an LX. The LX just passed...

    I have 2 P5s and an LX.

    The LX just passed 300k.
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    Yes, well aware that p0300 is a generic code and...

    Yes, well aware that p0300 is a generic code and a starting point for diagnostics.

    Other than clearing the code and doing a drive cycle do you have any other suggestions for diagnostics?

    The...
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    p0300 advice on diagnosing

    Got a p0300 today. No other codes.

    Plugs and wires have been recently replaced. One of the coil packs has also recently been replaced.
    I am not sure what it could be I've always gotten a 301 or...
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    Correct. Again if you have an OBDII scanner you...

    Correct. Again if you have an OBDII scanner you can check to see if all the OBDII checks have completed or if some are still pending. If they are still pending then your ECU is trying to do all the...
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