Last post on Oct 23, 2012 at 7:39 AM
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Mazda MAZDA5, Brakes, Wagon
#85 of 90 Re: front brakes: another early one [73chevyimpala]
Jul 11, 2012 (9:56 am)
Brake pulsation here as well, but it is so slight that I just plan to live with it until the pads wear down. Going to replace with aftermarket brakes when the time comes.
#86 of 90 Mazda5 ABS Control Unit
Sep 20, 2012 (11:41 am)
I have a 2010 Mazda 5 with 37000 miles. I have had to replace the ABS Control Unit twice now. The first time it was under warrantee, and this time it should be covered by my extended warrantee. It is a safety issue, besides the deductible I have to pay this time around, as the car is unsafe to drive when the fluid is leaking out of the unit. Has anyone else had this issue? It worries me that I have had this problem with 2 units now-- what is to keep it from happening again? I am thinking of complaining to Mazda but not sure how to contact them.
#88 of 90 Re: M5 rear brake piston retract [shawr63]
Oct 18, 2012 (10:21 am)
I just used needlenose pliers to fit into the holes. I did rent the universal kit from ORielly's, but they didn't have an attachment for the Mazda. The needle nose trick works great.
Just make sure you are turning it the right way. (i think clockwise, and I THINK it's clockwise on both left and right rear pistons.)
#89 of 90 Re: M5 rear brake piston retract [buhddy]
Oct 18, 2012 (6:13 pm)
I take it you're talking about getting the rear caliper pistons to retract far enough in, that the thick new brake pads will fit, right? I've tried needle-nose pliers on my MZ5 and found it quite difficult. The universal kit from my O'Reilly's does work -- without sticking in any of the adaptor dealies at all -- the basic tool had the right two prongs in it and would turn the piston like a champ
#90 of 90 Re: Brake fade or Pedal resistance loss [flgmtech1]
Oct 23, 2012 (7:39 am)
Mine has done this a couple of times. The first time I had my complete brake system flushed and therefore bled which fixed the issue for a month. Now I just got it bled again because the pedal again went to the floor before grabbing. This time I had it looked at Romero Mazda but they didnt find anything wrong with the system and no leaks at all. Since mine is MT I had them bleed the system again and also bledd the hydraulics on the clutch system since both systems share the same brake fluid reservoir. Pedal feels good and normal again. We will see how it fares in the coming weeks or days. It is as if the system gets air in the system from somewhere. Did you figure this issue out? I am suspecting bad master cylinder but I don't want to start throwing money at it blindly...although I may have to...