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  1. Thread: The end has come!

    by Vasy
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    The end has come!

    So yesterday sold off our Mazda 5.
    After 6.5 years and 140,000 km of mostly trouble free ownership the day has come to say good bye.
    My daughter was crying yesterday evening and a little bit this...
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    Hope someone from Europe can help, we don't get...

    Hope someone from Europe can help, we don't get diesel in US/Canada.
    Sounds bad as you can hear ppl coughing like crazy in the back.
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    Get a smaller mirror? I'm not sure there is much...

    Get a smaller mirror? I'm not sure there is much work around when the item does not fit in the space provided..
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    re-joining the club :)

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    Before joined 100k km club, now 100k miles club :)
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    Sticky: Depends how it squeaks. If on bumps, either the...

    Depends how it squeaks. If on bumps, either the shocks or the shock mounts or both need to be replaced, if when braking, could be the pads.
    Also check the bushings and splay some WD40 or similar.
  6. Some are same, some are different. 5 is not a mod...

    Some are same, some are different. 5 is not a mod friendly car, get something else if you are into heavy mods and don't want to be the only one doing it :)
    When you say parts, do you need to repair...
  7. Thread: P0134

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    This could be a dead O2 or a bad/corroded...

    This could be a dead O2 or a bad/corroded wire/connector.
    If the wiring is ok, I'd just swap the sensor out. Do it on the warm engine, but not hot, just enough to warm up the sensor but not burn...
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    (pics) (drive)

    (pics) (drive)
  9. Hi, Im not sure where you are located. In USA,...

    Hi,
    Im not sure where you are located.
    In USA, your car would have it in 2013, in Canada it most likely had it in 2013, other locations I'm not sure.

    Light comes on when your tire pressure is...
  10. Whole TPMS unit needs to be replaced. I'd go to...

    Whole TPMS unit needs to be replaced. I'd go to Costco if you have membership, they seem to do it for cheap.
    Or just wait till when you need to replace tires anyway, nothing wrong with checking...
  11. I think USA cars came with TPMS from 2010 or so.....

    I think USA cars came with TPMS from 2010 or so..
    Just check your tire pressure. Also with age, batteries in them die and require replacement.
  12. They are "life time" fluids. So for the life of...

    They are "life time" fluids. So for the life of the tranny you don't needs to change fluid.
    The life of the tranny might be short because you did not change fluid, but the fluid will last the life...
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    I always check the level next day after the oil...

    I always check the level next day after the oil change just to make sure that did not stuff the during the change.
    This way you know that you have a good start, if much time has gone by, you can't...
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    tranny fluid should be checked with engine warm...

    tranny fluid should be checked with engine warm and running.
    Drive the car for like 15-20 minutes, stop and check with the car in park.
    The level should be between the two lines, but not much over...
  15. Thread: Introduce myself

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    I feel like Mazda 5 owners are not into mods,...

    I feel like Mazda 5 owners are not into mods, mostly stick kinds into the car and drive to school....
    Also the car is reliable enough that not much being posted with issues, unlike Ford forums :)...
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    Interesting comments about the "belt tensioner...

    Interesting comments about the "belt tensioner pulley bolt". I don't really understand this as this car does now have a belt tensioner, at least non that I can see. (uhm)
    Tension is created by...
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    Sticky: Hi, where did you get this kit, can you send a...

    Hi,
    where did you get this kit, can you send a link?
    Thanks
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    (headbang)

    (headbang)
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    Sticky: So had strange experience on the weekend. I...

    So had strange experience on the weekend. I finally ended up putting a car for sale about two weeks ago on local craigslist.
    I listed the 2012 for $5900 (about $4400 USD) and got only 1 serious...
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    Sticky: Washed and vacuumed the car last night. This way...

    Washed and vacuumed the car last night.
    This way the first time in 2 years the car saw a vacuum :)
    Now need to get down and dirty and clean the brake dust build up from the wheels, that will be...
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    It works but such a giant hassle. To me, better...

    It works but such a giant hassle. To me, better to disconnect one hose, drain all old fluid and fill new in one step, takes few extra minutes on the initial change but saves having to deal two more...
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    Check that you are getting a good ground first on...

    Check that you are getting a good ground first on that module to be sure, with time, rust can build up around the grounds and cause similar issue, lost communication with TCM. (as per the code you...
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    Most likely a TCM failed. Check first for good...

    Most likely a TCM failed.
    Check first for good power and ground going to it.
    80% it is just a complete transmission control module failure if power and ground ok. Dealer or mechanic shop can...
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    2012 - 2017 Mazda 5 Spark Plugs replacement

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHLXrq3g84Y
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    2012 - 2017 Mazda 5 serpentine belt replacement

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2fPAyRCuTk
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