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    There's a reason why Automatics are referred to...

    There's a reason why Automatics are referred to as "slush boxes". They will never feel as tight as a manual transmission or hit the shift at exactly the RPMs you would like it to.

    I love driving...
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    2013~2016 Mazda ain't gonna notify you of anything if they...

    Mazda ain't gonna notify you of anything if they can help it. It costs them money.

    The dealer will do checks to see if there is work to be done...that makes them money.

    However, it's...
  3. They will only act if a certain formula is true:...

    They will only act if a certain formula is true:

    number of deaths x average settlement payout > cost of recall

    This is not a joke as this is standard practice. It mostly works in the...
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    Contact them. Tell them it failed again. See...

    Contact them. Tell them it failed again. See what they say.

    They might have some troubleshooting tips.
  5. ...and they were delivered yesterday. I guess...

    ...and they were delivered yesterday. I guess Amazon found a pair in the warehouse. Amazing they arrived at all since the bottom of the box they came in was open.

    We have 2 Mazda 5's in the...
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    Your radiator fan is working correctly I assume?...

    Your radiator fan is working correctly I assume?

    If the burping doesn't fix it...I would suspect the head wasn't reinstalled properly and get the test kit to check for exhaust in the coolant like...
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    A bad head gasket or crack in the block/head can...

    A bad head gasket or crack in the block/head can cause a car to overheat fast like that. Check your oil for anything odd.
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    Battery voltage isn't a reliable indicator. You...

    Battery voltage isn't a reliable indicator. You need it load tested. Any auto parts store will do it. But yeah, sounds like a bad battery.
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    Corrosion will be caused by bad battery cables. ...

    Corrosion will be caused by bad battery cables.

    My other car was acting goofy even with a new battery, and good charging. It would sometimes crank...other times not. Battery looked like it was...
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    What I would do is to pull the clutch and take it...

    What I would do is to pull the clutch and take it to the auto parts store/dealer to compare.

    Are the transmissions for a 2.3 and 2.5 the same?
  11. Yes, thank you, dpham00! But I noticed the...

    Yes, thank you, dpham00!

    But I noticed the shipping date is now Oct 3 - 31 :)

    I'm betting they want to see if I'll cancel the order. Jokes on them, the current rotors are near new on this car....
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    Ok, so yes, the car has Stability Control there...

    Ok, so yes, the car has Stability Control there is a button in that module for it.

    Swapped it in. It took about an hour. That video made it fairly easy. You don't have to pull the stereo...just...
  13. Thanks! Snagged a pair! I'll just set them...

    Thanks! Snagged a pair! I'll just set them aside.
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    Huh. JIS. I never knew. Explains a few things....

    Huh. JIS. I never knew. Explains a few things.

    This page has a great write up on it:
    http://rtstools.com/jis-vs-phillips-screwdrivers-and-where-to-buy-a-jis-screwdriver/

    Just DO NOT Click...
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    Looks to be this: https://mythinkcar.com/ ...

    Looks to be this:

    https://mythinkcar.com/

    How is this any different from all the other stuff out there?
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    Huh. Wobble bolts are real. Scary. I learn...

    Huh. Wobble bolts are real. Scary.

    I learn something new every day.
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    I ordered C307-66-170C. It is for Stability...

    I ordered C307-66-170C. It is for Stability Control only.

    Did all 2010s come with Stability Control? The brochure for 2010 says it's standard even on the Sport. I have a Sport with manual and...
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    Looks like you got fooled by a spam bot. They...

    Looks like you got fooled by a spam bot. They are getting trickier. Notice the Russian link.
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    Ahhh...fun fun. Gotta love having to disassemble...

    Ahhh...fun fun. Gotta love having to disassemble half the interior to get to a switch.

    Looks like I'm going to just buy the switch module and replace it. I don't need to do this twice.
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    Will try to do. I saw a vid of a stereo removal...

    Will try to do. I saw a vid of a stereo removal and I think this top panel comes out first...so might be easy.
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    Weird. I have a malfunctioning hazard switch in...

    Weird. I have a malfunctioning hazard switch in the 2010 Mazda 5. It was working here and there. I was trying it yesterday and it wasn't working at all but today I came out to the car and the...
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    Not a fan of spacers either....but ya...

    Not a fan of spacers either....but ya know...Ferrari wheels and driving slow might just be worth it.
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    You in the UK? You'll need to see what the laws...

    You in the UK? You'll need to see what the laws are.

    In the US, it's mostly "Buyer Beware" and most used cars are sold "as is"...but if you can show that the seller knew about a bad problem but...
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    Might want to ask a diesel forum and see what...

    Might want to ask a diesel forum and see what they think from the video...VW forum maybe? They may have some tricks on narrowing down the issue.
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    Agreed. Proper mirror adjustment means no blind...

    Agreed. Proper mirror adjustment means no blind spots with even normal mirrors.

    If you can see the car directly behind you with your side mirrors, you failed your driving basics. So many times...
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