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    Paint hood or replace hood?

    The paint on my hood is peeling badly and shows metal underneath. I think the heat from the engine is accelerating the process. I previously had to remove the fiberglass insulation underneath...
  2. never a good time to hit a deer, but after you...

    never a good time to hit a deer, but after you fix your seatbelt is definitely better than before...
  3. Thank you for pointing this out. Made the same...

    Thank you for pointing this out. Made the same mistake as you and was going to live without fan speed 1!!!

    The most difficult part was getting the old radio out, had to get my head down by the...
  4. I should clarify, it's not the caliper pin thats...

    I should clarify, it's not the caliper pin thats missing... it's the caliper bracket bolt that is no longer with my vehicle. part # is 997560230
  5. I need to go back and chat regardless, because...

    I need to go back and chat regardless, because the parking brake no longer functions...
  6. unable to get images to stick to the posts right...

    unable to get images to stick to the posts right now... here's a link to image

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1KlZLlo1bARdXFMZ2hDd2tUTVFzc20zMGdPSXVVMUo1SUN3
  7. front right caliper bolt missing after hard stop

    I had my REAR calipers, rotors, pads replaced last Friday. On Saturday I made a hard stop and could feel and hear a significant grinding. Noticed the right FRONT caliper was out of position, took...
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    did you check to make sure the tops of the...

    did you check to make sure the tops of the springs were rotated correctly when seated into the strut mounts?
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    I had the entire door panel off and checked both...

    I had the entire door panel off and checked both connectors. mazdadude is right, one wiring harness clips to window controls, a second to the mirror controller. the mirror adjuster wiring is clipped...
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    Power mirrors wont adjust

    Neither power mirror will adjust electronically. Drivers side is a replacement, passenger side original.

    Power window controls work ok. Fuse OK.

    Any trick to fixing this or am I stuck buying...
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    where did you buy the solenoids? i have picked up...

    where did you buy the solenoids? i have picked up some really crappy ones that didn't last long
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    got a working VTCS solenoid valve?

    got a working VTCS solenoid valve?
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    for a temp fix try moving the plastic air...

    for a temp fix try moving the plastic air diverter thingies with your hand while gently pulling the wires... they can get sticky/stuck
  14. Thread: Struts?

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    I just replaced stock with KYB/Excel-G + Monroe...

    I just replaced stock with KYB/Excel-G + Monroe Strut Mounts from RockAuto, drove NYC/Boston over plenty of bumps afterwards and the ride was much better. I suggest putting in new end links as well...
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    backwards suspension bolts!

    on the left side of the car they pulled out towards the front of the car like in the manual. in the right side the original assembly was done incorrectly with the bolt running into the brake...
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    Sticky: Poll: it is not this shiny right now ...

    it is not this shiny right now

    https://i.imgur.com/wouT9kB.jpg
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    this is the best technique i've seen... use the...

    this is the best technique i've seen... use the old brake pad and a $3 C-clamp

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdXeOUr9vz8
  18. Thank you for this tip I was troubleshooting...

    Thank you for this tip

    I was troubleshooting the P1569 + P0660 codes my Protege5 was throwing.

    I bought a "GOODEAL" solenoid from Amazon to replace the VTCS solenoid and it reads 40ohm...
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    Plastic washers... good idea!

    Plastic washers... good idea!
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    Gnarly! Your interior primer paint is...

    Gnarly! Your interior primer paint is much...pinker than mine
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    I replaced the left tail lamp assembly today...

    I replaced the left tail lamp assembly today after it was cracked and starting growing mushrooms inside. Unfortunately the light assembly connectors were a different size so i couldnt use the old...
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    remove the side panel

    I know what you mean... It's not possible to reach in and unclip the wire connector clip unless you remove the plastic paneling (pissed). I bought a 3rd party tail lamp assembly and the light bulb...
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    Thanks you thread from 2007 saved me $$$ as well

    Thanks you thread from 2007 saved me $$$ as well
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    did you drill a hole clear through towards the...

    did you drill a hole clear through towards the wheel well opening? i'm afraid to put holes in the car down there, but I have a decent amount of water pooled up in my jack compartment.
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    I found an old lug bolt rattling around by my...

    I found an old lug bolt rattling around by my spare tire, and the lug nut wrench had wiggled loose from its felt case above the right wheel well. Both will cause a mean sounding rattle!
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