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Mazda Protege5, Wagon
#7843 of 7874 Re: 2002 Protege 5 [oldman15]
Aug 11, 2009 (11:37 pm)
I had the muffler & reprogamming of the computer done first. I instantly felt the power via rpm accerleration. When I added K&N, that's when hitting 4000 rpm (which is the max torque 135 according to Mazda) the car really responded.
As I said, you love the K&N filter sound so I suggest if you do anything, the cold air filter and the reprogramming of the computer. You won't have complaints about accerleration. The muffler adds a great sound like the Speed 3.
Hope this helps.
#7844 of 7874 Re: Eskimo tires / Panther rims [ginto]
Sep 14, 2009 (8:28 am)
George (ginto). My Toronto area dealer is also recommending Save Eskimo S3 tires. Do you have an update? You may respond privately if you wish.
#7845 of 7874 Re: 2002 Protege 5 [mustangleader]
Nov 10, 2009 (9:14 pm)
The only thing I did was put on a K&N filter, magnaflow turbo muffler, and had computer reprogammed. Total cost less than $800. For those who comlain ed about lack of power, this adjustment makes the car much quicker.
Hey "mustangleader" - what company reprogrammed your computer?
P.S. - Reading your post really gets me excited for my P5! =)
Dec 02, 2009 (10:12 pm)
So I just bought an 02 P5. It has roughly 95,000 miles.
Here's my issue:
When I start driving the car for the first time on a given day, when I shift from 1st to 2nd gear the car shutters/shakes violently. It's only when I shift from 1st to 2nd, and after I've been driving for about 10 minutes it stops happening. Has anyone experianced this? Should I be concerned? Any ideas on why this might be happening?
#7847 of 7874 Re: 2002 Protege 5 [pr5speed]
Dec 05, 2009 (12:16 am)
Jet Performance in Huntington Beach, CA
#7848 of 7874 Re: Shutter [emilyanne]
Dec 05, 2009 (4:21 am)
I would bring it in to have it looked at as soon as possible. I'm not familiar with the manual 5 speed on the P5 but it might be time for a new clutch considering the miles on your vehicle. If you just bought it, go back to where you bought it from, if it was a dealer. Maybe they will work out a deal and split the costs.
#7849 of 7874 i need help
Apr 08, 2010 (10:48 am)
hey, i am from domunican republic and i have a mazda protege 5 2002, my problem is that i need to replace some part like the brake rotors. i go to new york the next week, where is the best place to buy it? and where can help me with my car? thanks
#7850 of 7874 Re: i need help [guty06]
Apr 09, 2010 (6:15 am)
Any auto parts store will have them. You can buy them for as little as $25 if you are willing to do the work yourself. You will want to buy new pads also. Otherwise, any service shop will do the work for you. Expect to pay a minimum $100 per wheel at a shop.
#7851 of 7874 Re: 2002 Protege 5 [mustangleader]
May 04, 2010 (8:21 pm)
The Kumho tire you're referring to is probably the Kumho Ecsta ASX. That's what I have been using for my 2002 Protege5......I get them from Discount Tire.
May 04, 2010 (8:25 pm)
I haven't had this problem with by 02 Protege5 5spd manual. (I have about 83,000 miles). So, as jamz suggested, perhaps it might be time to replace the clutch.