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Thread: Might be the End of the Line....

  1. #1
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    Mazda Protege5

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Southern Tier NY

    Might be the End of the Line....

    Looking over my daughter's 03 P5 prior to getting ready to sell it and came across a lot of rust where the right rear subframe attaches to the body. I've seen another post with the same problem. The other side is fine.

    Probably won't pass a NYS inspection and can't sell it knowing it's like that. Shame. 144k on it. Southern PA car, so very clean as northern P5s go. So, if I can't get a fix for a reasonable amount, then either scrap or sell for parts.

    2003 Mazda Protege5, 2.0L (daughter #1's daily driver)
    2007 Volvo V70 2.5T (my daily driver)
    2008 Nissan Titan SE, Crew Cab, Long Bed, 5.6L (hauler of stuff)
    2010 Mazda 6i Grand Touring, 2.5L (daughter #2's daily driver)
    2012 Camry LE, 2.4L (wife's daily driver)

  2. #2
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    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    What did you decide?

    Am facing the same issue up here in Canada. Entire underbody is rusted away. Left side rear wheel clunks over every pothole but mechanic has assured me nothing is actually loose.

    Cosmetically, some of the linkages that support the decorative side trim simply crumbled at the garage the other day on the hoist. You can practically break the rust around the rear wheelwells by touching it.

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