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  1. "Clunking" upon backing up

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Hi, I've had my hatchback for 2 months now and have noticed for the past few weeks a "clunking" noise when I start moving the car in reverse. I'm not sure I've noticed it in the flats, but definitely in the hills where I live. It's not the clunk noise that happens when you first shift gears...
  2. How to fix Hard Ride (and Clunking)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey I've got a 2012 3i Hatchback with 116k, and I believe the ride has been getting rougher over the last 10k miles or so. I mean by that for example that going over speed bumps is very uncomfortable unless at a crawl. It has also recently started making a knocking noise in the rear when going...
  3. Clunking noise while reversing and wheel turned

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all. Anyone have experience when your wheel is turned and performing a reverse, you hear a clunking noise similar to a worn axel. I’m only hearing these noise while reversing. I do hear a loud squeak when the front nose dip down during breaking , unsure if this is related. Help, dealership...
  4. Strange clunking sound when releasing brake

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    All, On my 2019 FWD Mazda3 I am occasionally hearing what sounds like a faint clunking or popping sound when I release the brakes. It's like a light 'thump thump' sound. It might be from the brakes or even the suspension. The car has 500 miles on the odomter. The car drives perfectly fine...
  5. front end clunking

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi everyone, so I recently lowered my car onto low kings springs (the drop is about 30mm) and now the front end makes an awful clunking noise over bumps. I've tightened most of the bolts back to the reccomended torque, except for the one at the top that require a hex key as I can't really figure...
  6. 2013 Skyactiv Rear Clunking Noise

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Ok so ever since I first bought the car, a noise from the rear end was slightly noticeable when hitting a bump in the road. After several years of owning it, I have added an adjustable eibach rear sway bar (set to 180% stock stiffness), eibach prokit lowering springs, and 8x18" wheels (weather...
  7. rear clunking noise

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I currently have BC coilovers on my 2011 mazda 3 hatch. I have been noticing in the rear of my car I hear loud clunking or thumping noise when going over bumps? Is that a normal sound from the coils or could it be something else?
  8. Proper Endlink Install - to avoid 99% of "clunking" problems

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    This is from EvoXforum and thought it would be beneficial to share it here. I didn't write it myself. Somebody else put this great info together. "99% of clunking problem are probably your endlinks 1. If you got an aftermarket swaybar, but are still using stock endlinks - they're probably...
  9. Tie rod not centering - clunking? - pics

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I have a 2012 Mazda 3 with about 77k miles. For the past few months there has been a significant front left clunk when going over bumps at low to moderate speeds. I removed the sway bar end links and there was no change, so that's eliminated. Motor mount was replaced at about 50k so I am...
  10. Front end Clunking noise

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Suspension & Handling
    2005 Mazda 3 2.0 sedan. I noticed a clunking sound coming from the front end area tonight. Sounds more like the passenger side or middle area. I can get it to do it on application of the throttle and over bumps in the road. Doesn't do it on speed bumps, mind you I do those at snail speed. Any...
  11. BC clunking

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Has anyone else had any clunking in the front after installing these? Where can i start trying to figure out how to fix this? Or is this just normal for coilovers? Also, how stiff do you all have your dampening at ?
  12. Clunking noise?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    Hello! New guy here! xD (I've googled for hours reading tons of threads and I can't seem to find anything close to what I am experiencing.) So I have a 2013 speed3. I am having this... "clunk"? sound coming from my engine whenever I let off the accelerator. I have been to my tuner and to mazda...
  13. New spring/strut clunking

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I just installed my Road Magnet springs and Koni Str.t's. I'm having a problem with the front passenger strut/spring and need some help diagnosing the problem- it makes a clunking noise whenever I go over bumps. The only thing I can think of that I did differently with the passenger side is that...
  14. Clunking noise when shifting...

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    I hear an unusual clunk maybe with a little squeak (not very loud) when shifting. It's most noticeable when shifting from 1st-3rd. I brought the car dealer last week the mechanic went for a ride with me and could hear it but thought it was normal. He thought it might have been just engine torque...
  15. Clanking and Clunking? All Stock, only 8k miles..

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Pretty disappointing. First off, everything suspension is stock. Nothing is caught in the wheel well or anything stupid like that. Last night as I was driving home, as I pulled away from a stoplight I heard a continued clunking noise. It's not very loud, but with no radio, or the radio low...
  16. raceland clunking

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey guys, So as of about 2 weeks ago my racelands have begin to clunk in the front at low speeds. I've read through the raceland thread and am finally gonna throw my car up and see what I can figure out. For anyone thats had the same problem, do you have any advice? Please no use search bar...
  17. clunking noise

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Suspension & Handling
    qClunking noise I hear to end front of my car when turning steering wheel and just normal driving is a bad bearing in the intermediate shaft according to local tuner shop..getting fixed Friday and I hope it solves the problem. They said I need to replace the whole I- shaft..and not the bearing...
  18. Newb in distress -_-;;

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi I'm new, with a not-so-new - new mazda3. Love the car, except for the current problems I'm having with clunking from the rear. :crybaby 1: Where might I go to post my problem?
  19. Clunking Noise: Rear RSB/Tie Rod End-Solved!

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Ok, there may be another thread on this issue, but I thought I'd post up my issue and resolution. Just a few weeks ago I noticed a slight clunking noise coming from the passenger side rear of my car. The noise was on small to medium bumps and I only noticed it at slower speeds. Not sure if was...
  20. 1.75 Road Magnet Front Clunking

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Help! I just installed 1.75 springs and my front end clunks when going over bumps, I had no way to check if i torqued the springs on the shocks right, so far they are tightened all the way since there is was no resistance. This isn't my first time taking the suspension apart, but was the first...