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Mazda Protege5, Wagon
#7845 of 7874 Re: 2002 Protege 5 [mustangleader]
Nov 10, 2009 (10:14 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 (11:12 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 (1:16 am)
Jet Performance in Huntington Beach, CA
#7848 of 7874 Re: Shutter [emilyanne]
Dec 05, 2009 (5:21 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 (11:48 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 (7:15 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 (9:21 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 (9:25 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.
#7853 of 7874 Rattling Heat Shield
Jun 02, 2010 (2:00 pm)
Trying to figure out from where that rattle is coming?
For the last week or so my 2002 Protege5 had a loud rattle upon startup and acceleration. It wounded like metal scraping on metal. A mechanic at my garage checked it out and determined that it was parts of the heat shield; the fix involved removing some parts (clamps, etc.) from the exhaust system. The car is purring again!
#7854 of 7874 Re: Rattling Heat Shield [autonomous]
Jun 10, 2010 (5:22 pm)
I had a heat shield rattling on mine also. I just ended up adding an extra stainless steel hose clamp. My P5 is going to cross the 160k mile mark tomorrow and surprisingly that is the only thing that has failed on the exhaust.