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  1. Is this normal? (Buildup on back of rotor)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So as the title states I'm curious if this type of buildup is normal? I haven't really looked at the back of many rotors but the front of my rotors do not have any build up on them. The buildup is on the inside of the rotor at the bottom of the inside brake pad. It appears to me more of a brake...
  2. Car pulling right when braking

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Recently I’ve noticed my car veering right when braking. I know there is a recall for the from brakes - but apparently my vehicle isn’t impacted. Not sure if there is a dragging brake, or just the crummy Bridgestone Turanza tires. Next time you take a drive do some tests and see if yours...
  3. New member & modification help

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey folks! My name is Andrew. I am new to the Mazda3 scene since I just purchased my car a few days ago (2014 white S GT 5-door). I am wanting to do suspension, exhaust and brakes. This car came from the north and I need to replace some of the rusty parts and I would like to kill 2 birds with...
  4. Correct method for bleeding brakes on a gen3

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Most of the info I find is for the first and 2nd gen cars which is, rear right, rear left, front right and finish with front left. Does this hold true for the 3rd gen? I can't find any reliable info on the correct order. Thanks!
  5. Failing brakes at 4000km?

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Hello! I’ve had my Mazda for about 3 months now, no problems other than a little rattle here and there... but recently I’ve been getting brake problems almost every time I go for a drive. Basically the usual amount of force I use in order to brake, isn’t enough, I have to press the pedal harder...
  6. Rotor and pads brake upgrades

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have a 2015 mazda 3 1.5 hatchback, my pads and rotors are in need of replacement so I was looking to buy EBC redstuff pads, drilled and/or slotted rotors and braided lines but I can't seem to find a good website or kit for the 1.5l brakes. I want to keep the OEM size but just upgrade the...
  7. 2016 Mazda 3 Rotor Questions

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi everyone. I am sure I am not the only one who suffers from the easily warped rotors on this car. I wanted to ask the group if they have some suggestions with an upgrade for the rotor and pad combination that would yield longer lasting rotors and better braking performance. Note, I am not an...
  8. Rear driver's side caliper sticking (2014 3 s Grand Touring, ~77k miles)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi all, I recently found that my rear driver's side brake caliper is sticking. My TPMS sensor went off while driving home one day, and when I pulled over to check pressure I noticed that rotor was extremely hot (much hotter than the other 3 rotors). Pulled the wheel off to take a look and...
  9. Does 2015 Mazda3i have drums or discs for rear brakes? (squealing noise)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    im hearing a squealing noise from the rear of the car while moving as well when applying brakes. but the sound goes away at 40+ mph. if it's my brakes, is it drum or disc?
  10. Power Brake Booster

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi all, I have a 2012 Mazda 3 I Touring. Next weekend I will be replacing my power brake booster. It is mostly a straight forward job as far as I can see. My question is this. Has anyone performed this repair? I am looking, mostly just by feel at the pin on the brake peddle that connects the...
  11. 06 SP23, Spongy Brakes in wet.

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Suspension & Handling
    G'day all, I am encountering a problem where occasionally my brakes decide to play dead. Where they go spongy, but hold pressure after a few pumps. After researching I have found that the fix is to trigger an ABS event to a complete stop, and in my cases this has fixed it. This problem has...
  12. Installing Brakes 2017 Touring 2.5

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hello All, I'm installing Front and Rear brake pads and rotors on a 2017 Touring, 2.5/6speed. The car is Japanese built with Electronic parking brakes. It was suggested that there are instructions to put the Rear parking brake into Maintenance Mode before swapping the brakes. Are the...
  13. well my rear brakes are shot again

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Did my usual spring inspection and brake clean today while I swapped the tires. The front brakes are getting worn down, but they're original so no complaints here. 125k kms on them is fine by me. They might make it to fall....maybe. The rears though....god they suck. 45k kms on these things...
  14. 2019 FWD front brakes downgraded from 2018

    2019+ Mazda 3 Suspension & Handling
    ‘19 Hatch FWD has 11.02” front discs ‘18 Hatch FWD has 11.61” ‘19 Hatch AWD 11.61”
  15. Front brakes slap/clunk noise in revers

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Good evening gents, My Mazda 3 with 11k miles is making a slight noise when braking in reverse at very slow speeds. When I back out of a parking space or my driveway and step on the brakes to switch gears, it makes this slap noise. I would say the noise feels like pads slapping on the rotor...
  16. Dragging Brakes

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Wheels and Tires
    I have a 2006 Mazda 3 2.3L and have been chasing a brake issue for about two weeks now. The initial issue was pedal to the floor, so I replaced the brake booster and the master cylinder. Bench bled the MC, bled all four calipers and all seemed fine. Drove it to work and the brakes started...
  17. Rear brakes before front?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi All, 2016 6-speed with 86k miles, almost all on the highway (90 mile daily commute @ avg 60mph). Rear brakes are down to 20%. Front brakes are fine (I don't have a number, but they're still in the green). This is the first car I've ever had that required rear brakes before front, and...
  18. Where to Replace Brakes

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hello, I have a 2014 Mazda 3 GT and I'm at 65k miles and my brakes have been squeaking and grinding over the past week so it's time to get them replaced. I've had all of my oil changes and tire rotations done at the Mazda dealership where I got my car. I am planning on going there to get my...
  19. S vs. i Front brakes? Stainless lines? Camber bolts?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I am probably buying a 2015 s Touring hatch today. The 2.5 and larger front brakes sold me on it. But I was looking at part numbers and such but I can't find specific info on the exact difference. Just from my research and looking at both cars I am thinking it is just a larger rotor and bracket...
  20. 2014 M3 Sedan 2.0L Brakes

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    My current M3 is a 2014 2.0L 4Dr as the title says, and it's my first car. I currently have 50k miles as I bought the car used and I'm wanting to replace the rotors and pads. I've tried searching around the forums and seeing how people like the StopTech rotors combined with different pads, i.e...