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  1. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Does anyone know where I can get Japanese or American or even German made calipers? It irritated the holy hell out of me when I changed my pads and rotors and see my OEM calipers have “China” stamped on them. Like, wtf Mazda? That’s where you save some coin? On the fkn brake system!?!
  2. EBC Brakes
    So, here at EBC Brakes We like to offer a free set of pads each month to a randomly selected forum member. In past giveaways We have discussed our first cars, garage and storage spaces, famous people we have met or would like to have met and weird and wonderful vehicles amongst other topics...
  3. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey, I am working on a project to wire up some LED accent lights from XKGlow to my 2016 Mazda 3 iTouring Hatch. The controller has a wire that you can use to tap into a power source that is activated when braking. This sends a signal to the controller and the controller will turn all the LEDs...
  4. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Emergency Brake light randomly comes on. Usually happens when I either backup in reverse towards a slight downward hill on my driveway or going up or down a hill. Then it just disappears... then maybe it will reappear when driving on flat road. But, then when the car is warmed up, doesn't...
  5. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    My 2010 Mazda 3 started having an issue that I can't figure out. Sometimes my brakes will randomly grind & I can feel it in the pedal. After they grind, all the warning lights on my dash come on, power steering goes out. I can't explain the grinding. My brake pads have plenty left & rotors look...
  6. 2019+ Mazda 3 Suspension & Handling
    So I wanted to replace the d/s rear brake hose. Used a flare nut wrench and lots of PB Blaster but still rounded the nut. Tried the flare nut locking pliers, rounded the nut even more. It is stuck. At this point, not sure what to do. These nuts seem really soft. I've lost 4 of the 6 flats, and...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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!
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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?
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 2019+ Mazda 3 Suspension & Handling
    ‘19 Hatch FWD has 11.02” front discs ‘18 Hatch FWD has 11.61” ‘19 Hatch AWD 11.61”
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