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  1. HELP! - Idler Bearing (the grooved pulley at the top)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Looking for just the pulley (not the whole dang $250 assembly!!!) to the top idler (sits at the top of the engine on the 2.5L; 2010 Mazda 3 S). Can't even find the bearing for it (NSK 6303DU1LB). Anyone? Googlel search GATES 36422 and you will see what I am referring to. Thanks!
  2. Hanger bearing?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Looking for advice on my Mazda three. It's a 2008 with a manual and a 2.3. I noticed a banging last year coming from somewhere in the front end that seemed to get worse at higher speeds. Car has now been parked since the beginning of winter as I've been worried about doing damage to the trans...
  3. How To Change Front Wheel Bearing Hub Assembly DIY?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I can't seem to find a thread that discusses how to change the front wheel bearing hub assembly for the '14. Am I just overlooking it or has this never been thoroughly discussed? I've looked at the service manual and it looks fairly straightforward and not to unlike previous models. Can...
  4. Front Wheel Bearing Question

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey all, first post here! I've got a 2015 with a front wheel bearing that's gone bad. I'm debating over trying to get it warranted and risk having to fork over the diagnostic fee if it's deemed not covered for whatever reason, or just doing it myself. I'm curious, has anyone out there gone...
  5. Wheel bearing assistance

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I blew a tire on a pothole and I'm feeling confident that it got my wheel bearing too as I'm getting the humm sound afterwards. I'm looking at the pics of the wheel bearings for this car and it doesn't look like the hub/bearing is pressed in. I was hoping that someone could enlighten me on...
  6. Wheel bearing issue

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Wheels and Tires
    Question.. I just want to be sure I am not wrong here.. took a set of bearings and hub to a shop to install..after install srs light on.. first was told abs sensor on just one wheel.. replaced it... not fixed. Soo my thinking is they put the bearings on backwards putting the mag side away from...
  7. Mechanic says replace right rear bearing using new parts for $550+tax

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey guys, just wondering if I need to purchase a brand new bearing or if using used autoparts would be ok in this case? Thanks for all your input! 2010 Mazda 3 2.5L 136K miles 4Dr-Hatchback.
  8. 2014 mazda 3 s rear wheel bearing

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    14 mazda 3 wheel bearing - Album on Imgur I had a roar in the rear when going straight and turning right but got quiet turning left. So I replaced the rear wheel bearing myself because the rear is out of warranty. I took pictures because I thought it might help someone one day.
  9. Front Wheel Bearing Replacement?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    My front left wheel bearing seems to be shot. Makes clunking noises when I let off the accelerator. I got quoted $420.00 + tax to get the front left fixed. How much have you paid for it if you've gotten it done?
  10. Throw out bearing noise?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Manual Transmission whining noise (updated 10/19) Edit 1 Took the car in and it took two service appointments and a technician ride along for them to believe me. Shift forks, clutch hubs, and transmission ball bearings(what is that?) needed to be replaced. Mazda wants 8 days to ship them from...
  11. strut bearing wearing out prematurely with road magnets?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Anyone else noticing that after installing road magnets (and konis), the strut mount bearing wears out very quickly and leads to clunking (particularly over bumps)? My friend is soon to be on his third bearing and i am on my second. Our mechanic did mention that it will keep wearing out with...
  12. Do I have to replace the bearing plate or the shocks and the plate?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So I ran through a nasty pot hole and now whenever I turn, mainly to the right, I hear a violent knocking noise. I checked it up and see that the bearings are jutting out. Do I have to replace just the strut bearing plate or everything including the shocks?
  13. Bad vent fan bearing?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I have a 2011 Mazda 3 Hatchback...Since November, I've been hearing squeak/whirr noise when I have the air vent running on levels 1 and 2. If I turn it up to 3 or 4, the actual sound of air blowing through drowns out the squeak/whirr. It doesn't matter if I use recirc or A/C, nor does the...
  14. Bad pilot bearing?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    I had my clutch changed out a few months ago. The mechanic said that the pilot bearing had seized up (which might explain the missed shift I had last winter). After they put it back together I got some weird noises on startup and when pressing or letting go of the accelerator. It switches...
  15. HELP! need advice on damaged pivot bearing

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hello fellow Mazda owners, I own a 2011 Mazdsa 3 Sport 2.5L. I had my vehicle lowered at around 12,000KM on some Canuck Motorsport 1.75" springs at a shop. The springs on these Mazdas I've now been told are virutally self setting however my passenger side front always made a noise either in...
  16. Bad Pivot Point on Throwout Bearing

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    I took my '08 Mazda3 in to the dealer at around 41,000 miles for a metal grinding sound when I push the clutch in. They diagnosed it as a bad pivot point, which isn't covered under warranty because it's "not broken." They lubed it and sent me on my merry way and the noise (and feeling) is back...
  17. Throwout Bearing noisy?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Just wondering if you guys are noticing any ticking noises while idling. After my buddy mentioned hearing it, I've heard it intermittently. It goes away after depressing the clutch but the noise is very faint. I wanted to know if this was normal with you guys or should I have it checked out at...