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  1. Advise wanted -- Rusted nuts at bottom plastic skid plate

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    My 2011 Mazda 3 has over 115,000 miles now. I went to go drain and refill my transmission fluid but I can't remove the damn skid plate under it because several of the metal nuts are rusted entirely. I managed to rip up the plastic around one of the nuts and stopped at that. Any advice? Are...
  2. Round piece on bottom front of engine???

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Wondering what the round piece that has 4 lines going into is as it is now leaking coolant after a ditch excursion. It’s located at the bottom front of a 2008 2.3l motor. Thx
  3. Stripped Rear Strut Bottom Bolts, What Now?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I was trying to install my new coilovers today and ended up stripping the 8mm end of the pin that goes in the bottom of the rear strut. I couldn't slide it off either. I saw a couple threads saying you have to remove that pin to remove the strut, what can I do now? I'm honestly considering just...
  4. Black plastic plug bottom of rear passenger door

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi all, Just got back from dealer and they pointed out a black plastic plug (about 2 inch diameter) was missing in the frame of the car body (I had noticed but didn’t think it was an issue - just assumed it was something to do with manufacture). Apparently it’s a safety feature and a...
  5. 2014 REAR SHOCK: Do you need to remove the bottom stud?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    The shop manual says to remove the bottom stud to take off a rear shock. That stud only has a small 8mm head on it, and that thing won't come loose. I'm sure I could get it off if I destroy it, but I'd rather not. Will the bottom of the shock slide off the stud without removing it...
  6. Bottom engine splash shield broke/tore...

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    So I was driving home the other night and drove through a deep puddle and it completely shredded my engine splash shield, half of my clips on my bumper ripped (as seen in picture) and the splash guard is dragging. Most of it is being held by zip ties at the moment but is there another solution...
  7. Floppy rear seat bottom cushion?

    Interior / Exterior
    Just picked up a 2015 3s GT 5 door, and while going over the car I noticed the rear seat bottom is really not secured at all on the outside edges. So, I'd like to anchor it down a bit to prevent anything from snagging and pulling up too much on the foam/leather. Before I take a look under...
  8. Repair of bottom plastic on the rear bumper cover, 2014 hatchback

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I had a little mishap and I damaged the black plastic part of the bumper cover as shown below: https://goo.gl/photos/PMeZFhWzCxnVz1t6A I am willing to have a less-than-totally-perfect repair. Does any one know what my options are if I just want to minimize the visual damage? Is there...
  9. Want to buy or trade: Bottom window sill trim

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    I have black window sill trim from the sport. Not a big fan so I'm looking for the chrome to buy or trade. Send a DM if you're interested. Thanks! My location is the chicago area
  10. Rubber Seal on Door Bottom

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Just wondering if anyone has tried this product to help with keeping out external noise. P Shape 80" Automotive Door Noise Control Rubber Seal Edge Strip Weatherstrip | eBay
  11. Seat Bottom Cushion?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I recently did a short test drive of a Mazda 3 GT, and while it was admittedly brief my initial impressions were positive except for the length (front-to-back) of the seat cushion. I'm average height (5'9") and weight (~140 lbs) and the cushion felt short to me and lacking in under thigh...
  12. Popped bottom plastic? :|

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Sigh... I knew this would happen eventually, but not the plastic popping out. So, as you can see from the two pictures, a huge scratch has befallen on my 3 by the evil curbs of LA. I'm going to try using rubbing compound to get most of the scratches out ( /crossesfingers), but I noticed the...
  13. Has anyone added Screws to the Bottom of the License Plate?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I was kinda annoyed when I found out there are only two screws at the top... I've been considering adding the bottom screws but I don't really want to add holes to my car... I have a plate frame right now, with fake screw tops so it looks even and covers the bottom holes of my plate.... But...
  14. Bottom Rung - Is it worth it?

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey everyone, I just bought a brand new 2013 Mazda 3 about a week ago, and I pretty much bought the lowest model (i SV 2.0L) for more space when I go on family trips, and for when I don't feel like spending a crap load of money on gas. I own a BMW Z4 sDrive35i, and premium gas is not cheap...
  15. The bottom (base) of rear-right seat is not flat

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    The bottom (base) of rear-right seat is not flat I am driving 2012 mazda3 skyactiv sedan 6sp manual. Today, I realized that the bottom (base) of rear-right seat is not flat. the bottom (base) of rear-left seat is flat. However, that of rear-right seat is not flat. Could you check your car?
  16. Bottom Half of the LCD

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey guys, I was just wondering if there is a purpose for the bottom half of the LCD in the newer mazda 3s? Right now it doesn't display anything and I'm thinking there should be something displayed there.
  17. Bottom front endlink bolt

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    what dirrection should i be turning. i figured it would be right since its on the oposite direction as the top. and is there a easier way to get this damn bolt off. its on there way tight
  18. FS: Amp & Subs (Rock bottom pricing) ...lots of pictures

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    Hi All, Sold my old Cavalier Z24 but kept the Stereo to part out. For Sale: One (1) Rockford Fosgate Power 1500bd.1 - 1717 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms - 858 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms - class bd technology - wired remote included - PRICE: $200 Two (2) Rockford Fosgate Power HX2 DVC...
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