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Mazda Protege5, Wagon
#7523 of 7874 Re: 2002 Protege5 driving question [limate]
Oct 31, 2005 (4:23 am)
The seller is also honest to me.
Did you ask the seller about the deceleration?
my P5 decelerates somewhat fast on a flat road without pressing brake padels. For example, it does not slide for a long distance on a flat and smooth (not bumpy) road without pressing the gas pedal after reaching certain speed such as 40 mph.
This may be due to a locked brake caliper. Basically, one or more of your disc brakes may have frozen into a position where it's constantly rubbing against the brake rotor. My understanding is this could happen, for example, if you did not drive the car for a while and the brakes get rusty and don't move properly. Check to see if any of your brakes look different than the other three. A simple fix would be to drive somewhere where you can test your brakes and apply them very hard a few times to see if you can unlock them. If that does not work, you may want to have all your brakes cleaned and the calipers lubricated. Here's another idea: go to a Mazda dealership and see if you can test drive another P5; if the other P5 handles the same as your car likely there is no problem with your P5.
#7524 of 7874 Re: 2002 Protege5 driving question [autonomous]
Nov 04, 2005 (7:40 am)
I went to a local dealer, but could not find any available model of P5 for test drive. I tried a 2006 Mazda3 instead, and found it is somewhat smoother than my P5. The seller cannot tell me anything about my question.
Then I tried the dealer service department. I have no idea of the reputation of the service, so I asked for a regular oil change. But I am very disappointed with their service because they did not perform whole circle inspection and brake inspection on the checklist. They anyway checked my brake by vision after my complaint, and seemed nothing wrong with the brake system.
#7525 of 7874 P5 rear brake.
Nov 04, 2005 (10:22 am)
Some P5 and 3 hatch have experienced frozen parking brake cables, which causes the rear brakes to stay engaged, which hurts fuel economy, creates lots of brake dust, and wears down the brake pads quickly.
The fix is to spray some lubricant in there and make sure the boots are working (or if they're even installed). If you look at the way they curve upwards, you can see how some grit and water can get stuck in the parking brake cable conduit.
#7526 of 7874 Re: P5 rear brake. [mazdafun]
Nov 04, 2005 (10:27 am)
The fix is to spray some lubricant in there and make sure the boots are working (or if they're even installed).
p.s. careful not to grease up your rotors when you spray lubricant; that will make braking very dangerous.
#7527 of 7874 At least they wouldn't slow you down as much.
Nov 08, 2005 (9:16 am)
#7528 of 7874 Re: Kumho tires? [autonomous]
Nov 09, 2005 (11:08 am)
Can you check the sidewalls to see which model and size of Kumho tires you have? If the ones on your prospective car are 195/50/16 with a rating of V (150mph) then they match the original Dunlops. The Kumho Ecsta ASX or Ecsta Supra are two examples of excellent models. I have noticed that Walmart sells some very inexpensive Kumhoes.
I checked last weekend... they are Kumho Exta Supra P195/50/16 84H tires. Will these be ok for winter driving? Or are these strictly summer tires?
#7529 of 7874 Re: Kumho tires? [mazda6iguy]
Nov 09, 2005 (1:03 pm)
Kumho Exta Supra P195/50/16 84 H
According to the Kumho site the Ecsta Supra P195/50/16 84 are a W rated tire.
H= 210 kmh / 130 mph
V = 240 kmh / 149 mph (the stock tires for the Protege5)
W= 270 kmh / 168 mph
All of these can be considered in the perfomance category, which is another way of saying, not for snow or slush. If there is more than a sprinking of snow, I would be careful driving any performance tire. You might be able to get away with them if they are brand new but after a while they may get iffy. I liken performance tires to track shoes and winter tires to boots; which would you rather wear in January?
#7530 of 7874 just picked up an 02 pro 5
Nov 11, 2005 (5:23 pm)
with 201k on the clock....needs a clutch, motor mount and shifter...otherwise the car is spotless. classic red with a roof. I fix these things for a living so it wont break me to put the parts in. I paid $4500. I consider it a steal.
#7531 of 7874 Two Questions: Hope you guys can help.
Nov 13, 2005 (8:31 am)
I have a 2002 mazda pr5, and i havent had any problems with it. But i was wondering if anybody else had a problem with the belts, referring to a screeching noise when you first start the car, and usually when its cold outside. If anybody hs had the same problem, and was able to fix it please let me know. The sound is very loud, but usually lasts until the engine is warm. Also has anybody replaced the brake pads? Is it easy? Please let me know