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#1147 of 1420 Maintenance: ATF, Battery, Spark Plugs [autonomous]
Oct 01, 2007 (7:51 am)
Here's a followup on the maintenance service for my 2002 Protege5 with approximately 100K kilometres (60K miles).
All prices before taxes.
Automatic transmission: flushed and replaced fluid; installed new filter. Cost: C$180.
Battery: replaced by Mazda Group 35 with 550 cold cranking amps. Free installation per Mazda Canada promotion. Cost: C$88
Spark plugs: Replaced 4 spark plugs. Supplied my own plugs which I had purchased earlier. Cost (for installation): $20
Ignition wires: I thought it would be prudent to replace these as I am running on the originals. Dealer checked the wires and said they were fine. Cost: $0
Oil change: Cost: C$25
#1148 of 1420 Squishing noise from the front suspension
Oct 02, 2007 (3:24 am)
I found a discussion on this board from a few years ago about this, but I want to see if there are any new developments. I am getting a creaking or squishing sound from my front suspension whenever I go over certain bumps, such as speed bumps or dips in the road. It seems to be worse when the I first start driving. My old P5 did this too, and I had a shop do some work, but it did not fix the issue. I just thought it was because it had 90K on it. My "new" one is doing it too, and it only has 40K on it. I had the dealer look at it, and they replaced the lateral suspension links, but it didn't change anything. It is driving and riding fine, it just sounds really bad. It doesn't do it all the time-only when I go over a bump that makes the car travel a lot on the suspension. Does anyone else have this, and if so, has it been fixed? Is this anything to worry about?
#1149 of 1420 Re: Squishing noise from the front suspension [pciskowski]
Oct 02, 2007 (7:44 am)
creaking or squishing sound from my front suspension whenever I go over ... speed bumps or dips in the road. It seems to be worse when the I first start driving. My old P5 did this too ... I just thought it was because it had 90K on it. My "new" one is doing it too, and it only has 40K
The suspension on my 2002 P5 sounds fine; it has approx. 100K km (60K miles); the ride is still great.
#1150 of 1420 Heater not working
Oct 03, 2007 (7:44 am)
I have recently purchased a 2002 protege5 and the heater doesn't work. Has anyone had this problem before. Is there a way to check the core or the switches without taking it in?
#1151 of 1420 Re: Heater not working [kaneblas]
Oct 03, 2007 (8:46 am)
Try checking out the online factory workshop manual at http://protege5.ugly.net
The site has the entire manual for the protege/protege5 in pdf.
#1152 of 1420 Re: Squishing noise from the front suspension [pciskowski]
Oct 08, 2007 (3:37 pm)
My 02 did that too. I think it's a bushing. Check out some of the Mazda specific forums for answers. I ignored it.
#1153 of 1420 Re: Heater not working [kaneblas]
Oct 08, 2007 (3:41 pm)
I had problems when the incompetent dealer replaced my defective factory cd. The heater setting got screwed up. It's a pretty tight space behind the dash and the radio harness was rubbing on the HVAC controls. I'd look for a good independent shop to fix it.
#1154 of 1420 Automatic Transmission maintenance [autonomous]
Oct 10, 2007 (7:45 am)
maintenance service for my 2002 Protege5 with approximately 100K kilometres (60K miles). All prices before taxes. Automatic transmission: flushed and replaced fluid; installed new filter. Cost: C$180.
I must say now that I've had my automatic transmission fluid flushed and replaced it's never been smoother. I'd highly recommend it if you haven't had yours done.
#1155 of 1420 wiring harness - headlight - used parts anywhere?
Oct 11, 2007 (2:10 pm)
Anyone know where I can find used parts for my 2003 Mazda Protege5?
The new part (wiring harness, right headlight, low beam) costs a fortune! I haven't had any luck searching carparts.com or other used part websites.
#1156 of 1420 Re: wiring harness - headlight - used parts anywhere? [kerplop]
Oct 12, 2007 (6:29 am)
Try calling your local salvage yard.