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Mazda Protege5, Wagon
#7471 of 7874 Re: 2002 Mazda Protege5 : Brake work [mdaffron]
Sep 29, 2005 (8:26 am)
I've had lots of rotors resurfaced in my lifetime. Methinks the man wants to sell ya some rotors!
Exactly! This particular service rep is quite different than his partners. He is quick to volunteer advice; the others are more laid back and frankly sound more credible. Unfortunately, when you call the service line, you can't say "could I speak to anybody but Tom ... ". Happy trails to you and Tammy!
#7472 of 7874 Re: 2002 Mazda Protege5 : Brake work [autonomous]
Sep 29, 2005 (9:44 am)
That's funny, when I call my dealership's service line, I can ask to speak to anybody I want to. Just get the name of one of those other guys and always ask for him. I try to deal with the same person all the time ... kinda like establishing a relationship with your doctor so he'll know what ails ya ...
#7473 of 7874 Power Steering Noise?
Sep 30, 2005 (5:45 am)
I bought 2002 P5 two month ago. I just came to realize that my P5 makes rather loud Power Steering noise when turn. Like humming "bzzzzz". My old car didn't have a power steering, so I didn't know if it's rather unusual or not when I purchased it.
Does your P5 makes same noise? If not, do you have any idea how to remedy it?
#7474 of 7874 Re: Power Steering Noise? [paintedq]
Sep 30, 2005 (8:17 am)
No noises from mine. Have you checked the online manual (see protege5.ugly.net) ?
#7475 of 7874 Re: Power Steering Noise? [autonomous]
Sep 30, 2005 (12:13 pm)
Thanks I will look up this manual! Hope it has something useful.
#7476 of 7874 Re: Power Steering Noise? [paintedq]
Sep 30, 2005 (12:21 pm)
Hi again! It doesn't seem like the manual has anything on excessive noise on power steering. It sound like somekind of electrci motor is revving up to steer wheels.
Does anyone have same trouble?
#7477 of 7874 Are you doing this with the car standing still?
Sep 30, 2005 (2:23 pm)
All power steering pumps will make some noise if there's excessive friction (i.e. turning the wheels with the car stopped). If you can't hear it when the car is moving slightly, I wouldn't worry about it.
#7478 of 7874 Re: Are you doing this with the car standing still? [mdaffron]
Sep 30, 2005 (7:06 pm)
I noticed this noise when I was doing parallel parking. It made considerably loud buzzing noise while I was turning wheel (standing still). I didn't worry about it till I drove this rental car (Ford Focus 2005). The car was pretty quiet no matter what I did. Then I thought there could be something wrong with my P5.
I maybe over reacting. It is not life threatening, so I should take it easy, shouldn't I?
Thanks for your advise!
#7479 of 7874 Re: Are you doing this with the car standing still? [paintedq]
Oct 03, 2005 (8:52 am)
considerably loud buzzing noise
As Meade said, there is some noise; but loud buzzing sounds odd unless its the fan. My P5 buzzes when its fan comes on -- it does that whenever I sit stationary for a while (like a minute or more waiting for my better half). If it doesn't affect driving or parking, I wouldn't worry now but I would mention it the next time I bring it in for servicing and get a tech to give his opinion. It sounds like it's very easy to reproduce so it should be easy to diagnose.
#7480 of 7874 2002 Protege 5 - what to look for...
Oct 03, 2005 (10:06 am)
A friend is thinking about buying a Protege 5 with 44000 miles on it. We test drove it last night, it fits a standard lightweight wheelchair in the back with the seats up. It had been sitting still for the past week before we drove it. The brakes were a little noisy due to a patina of rust on the shoes, but they were ok after we applied the brakes a few times.
I am not familiar with this car, so I am looking for any opinions on what to watch out for, were there any recalls, etc. It looks like the previous owner maintained it well. I know where she originally purchased the car from.