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  1. Mazda 3 Skyactive Back Break Piston problem

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Recalls / TSB / SSB
    Hi There, way I did see an article on this but cannot seem to find it. Anyway , sorry for a bit of repeat but this morning I was changing the rear pads, easy job I thought...!! Well, I have a problem, initially I thought this was like any other piston and I was using a G-clamp to push it...
  2. Mazda 3 2006 Hand Break adjusment

    Suspension / Brakes
    Hello, About a year and a half ago, I replaced my breaks - 4 discs and 4 sets of break pads. I just noticed that when I'm pulling the hand break during a drive, the rear wheels are not getting "locked". When the car is in neutral, and the hand break is pulled, the car holds. When the car is...
  3. Types of Break Pads on Mexico Built 2015 Model

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I was planning on changing my own break pads as they are apparently worn. I looked around the forum and found out that the rear pads are the QC1679, so my question is which pads are for the front tires? and which break pads do you guys recommend in general (front and rear). Cheers.
  4. Early 2014 Mazda 3 break job

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Early 2014 Mazda 3 brake job So since my 14 Mazda 3 is the Japanese version i was unable to find break pads for it except at Mazda them selves. They suggested it would be $300 for the front and $300 for the rear, pads only with labor. Thinking that was crazy i bought the pads at a discount...
  5. Steering noise and break pads question

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Recalls / TSB / SSB
    I drive a 2015 Mazda 3 Ultimate (local name for the top trim that if offered in my country) and this car has been a pain in my ass since i bought it. I've been to the service 20 plus times, got stolen, got hit, there are some vibrations with high speed while accelerating... quite the unfortunate...
  6. break pads/rotors

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Looking to replace all four rotors and brake pads on my 2010 Mazda 3 GT hatchback with 66k miles. I came across this site and was wondering if anyone has had any experience with the quality of this company's product. For the price it seems like an amazing deal. ELITE xDS Series Combo Brake Kit
  7. Break Pedal and Gas Pedal too close???

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    This has happened to me several times now and I'm not sure if it's just me. I will be at a light with my foot on the brake..radio going and I hear a car racing only to realize my foot is on the brake and gas. Several close calls to rear ending the person in front of me. Can they adjust these or ???
  8. Warning: iOS 9.1 will probably break your ability to play audio over USB

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I've been running the latest betas of iOS 9.1, and recently, it's completely stopped being able to play audio from my iPhone 6 connected via a Lightning cable connected via USB. I always get a "No Playable Files" error At this point, it's likely that Apple's final version of iOS 9.1 is going to...
  9. If I break one more valve stem...

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    ...I'm going to get rid of this GD car. I am beyond frustrated. Bought the Mazda 3 AT touring in 2010. Brand spanking new. Loved its little zoom zoom ride (except in winter) and never had an issue, except for a flat tire. Ran over a nail somewhere. Mechanic plugged it, but broke a valve stem in...
  10. Break Light out on left side help!

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I installed led brake lights a while back and yesterday I noticed my lefty brake light out was out so I assumed it burned out but I noticed the bulb dropped out and now I cant reach it, so I just replaced it with the original bulb. It still doesnt work My horn works and all other brake lights...
  11. Back to Mazda after a long break

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello all, Just picked up a 2015 Mazda Hatch, manual in Titanium. Last Mazda I owned was an 1990 or so 323 hatch. To compare these to each other is like a WW1 Biplane to an F18. Love it so far and it's going to be seeing some serious commuting miles, about 180 daily. Ordering up some...
  12. did cold weather break my high beams? concerned!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    the strangest thing happened to me yesterday and i'm worried as i'm not a mechanic or understand what controls the high beam wiring. i have a brand new 2014 mazda 3 sport touring with bi-xenon headlights. i was driving back from jay peak, vermont at 2am and it was about -10 degrees. since no...
  13. How easy is it to break into a 3 with tools?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello all! Long time lurker, first time posting. I had a scare today that has me wondering how easily a new 3 can be broken into with tools? Obviously if someone wants in your car they're going to get in regardless but I'm curious. I always park far out in the back by myself to avoid...
  14. Smart City Break Support Not working

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello everyone! Traded in my 2012 Mazda 3 for the 2014 GT Sport with the Technology Package. Finally got it after waiting 2 months! I decided to test out the Smart City Break Support by taking a cardboard box and "coast" into it......well, my 2014 Mazda 3 doesn't react at all, but my 2014 CX5...
  15. Rear endlinks breaking?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Has anyone ever had a problem with their rear endlinks breaking? I checked earlier today and the whole stud just sheared off the one on my passenger side. Does anyone have any idea why this would happen? I'm on 1.25" RM springs and a Racing Beat RSB. Pic related.
  16. Break in period?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Question when is it advisable to start adding bolt on mods to your car IE SRI/TIP stuff of that nature. I have about 600 miles on my car just wondering if I should wait to throw on all the parts I ordered.
  17. Racing Beat Exhaust Break in?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Is there a break in period for the racing beat exhaust for 2.0L? i just installed mine but it sounds about the same as the stock, so im kinda disappointed, hoping it would get louder though
  18. New Shift knob and ghetto rigged led third break light

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    i just got a shift knob from china since my dad was there for a business trip, it looks pretty awesome! and i shaved the led mustash off the grill so since i have 2 led strips left over, and of course i ghetto rigged the third break light with one of the strips XD and also added a pic of what...
  19. Break In Suggestions

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hello guys just got a brand new speed, any suggestion about the best practice to break In the car? The car is damn fast and I just want to speed and rev the engine to hear it but is this bad when the car is new?
  20. To break or not to break... That is the question

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I am intalling the c/s fog led's tonight or tomorrow. I was wondering what the consensus is regarding breaking off the shroud around the bulb in the fog. i see a screw there but can i get access to it??? Thoughts, ideas, advice?:bored:
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