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  1. Driver side front wheel well shroud wiped out by debris in the road

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    2016 M3 Touring 5-door. So yesterday I had the great fortune to run over an almost intact thrown tread from an 18-wheeler while in fairly heavy beltway traffic at speed. The tread had pulled itself back into a ring and was lying on its side and it appears that I got most of it with the driver's...
  2. A/C leaking on front passenger carpet

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Just noticed this today. It is definitely related to the A/C as it hasn't rained recently and the water is fresh just after I drove the car for an hour with the A/C on. Everything I look at online is to clear the A/C drain under the car with compressed air, which I will do as soon as I can...
  3. Installing front chassis brace/H-brace

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Tried installing the front Megan H-brace yesterday on my 2016 hatch. Front attachment points fit fine. The rear points, that mount to the subframe, did not line up. The bar was too narrow, by about 1/4-1/2". I tried loading the suspension, unloading the suspension, loading one side or the other...
  4. 2-pot Front Caliper Upgrade for Gen3

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey guys, I'm in process of upgrading my front brakes with 2-pot front calipers. I will try to give you as much information as I can, cause it's a simple and cheap upgrade. So let me start :) 1. What is the goal and why I'm doing it? The stock brakes don't give me confidence while braking...
  5. Bayson R front grille

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Finally had a day off of work and got some things done!
  6. WTB: 2014-2016 Black Passenger Fender, Front Bumper, Headlight and Hood

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Must be in good condition. DM price. Local preferred.
  7. front stabilizer bar link

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I have a 2012 Mazda 3 S Grand Touring sedan, my question is what are the torque specs for the front stabilizer bar link?
  8. 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
  9. No front tow hook hole on Mazda 3 2014

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I was super exited today to install one of those front tow hook license holders that attach to the front tow hook. Well, after I took the plastic cover out, I found out that my car doesn't have the socket. Is that a standard thing for 2014? https://i.imgur.com/X9FxmIZ.jpg Note: Yes I know...
  10. Post Coilover Install: Front right sitting higher than other 3 corners

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So my front right now sits higher than the other three corners on my 3 after installing my coilovers last weekend. Is there a weight difference of any kind in the front right that makes it lighter than any of the other three corners? The other three have almost a perfect two finger gap but the...
  11. No Drill Front License Plate

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I'm looking into buying a new Mazda 3, but here in California all the dealerships now are required to have the front license plate before leaving the dealership. I can probably use the towing platypus plates to get out of the dealership, but do you guys have suggestions for a long term solution...
  12. FS - Lloyd Luxe Gen 3 Front Floor Mats - Black - Make an Offer

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Top of the line floor mat from Lloyd, these are plush! Custom cut for the Mazda 3 (2014-present) with mounting holes to fit the original floor mat holders. Like new condition. Includes both front floor mats (left and right). These mats start at $139 on Lloyd's website, they are quality! Color is...
  13. Front Grill - how do you remove the cover to access the tow hook?

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    All - The tow hook is neatly hidden behind the front grill. How do you remove the front grill cover to get to it? I want to put a 'tow hook' license plate holder there but can't get that piece out. The owner's manual doesn't say how to do this. Thanks.
  14. Looking for this front lip.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Searched everywhere but I couldn't find it. Any idea guys? Thanks.
  15. 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”
  16. 2013 iSport Front Sway bar End Links

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi all, My Mazda dealer said my front sway bar end link bushings are ripped and seeping. Didn't say I had to replace them right then but I have been getting some symptoms I wonder if related to this: 1. Car doesn't handle as well as it used to, feel a lot of swaying side to side 2. Rougher over...
  17. Flap in Front of Wheel?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    My UK Mazda 3 has a short flap protruding down in front of the front wheel. What is its purpose being installed in front of the wheel (see photo)? It is sometimes a nuisance since it can catch on a steep speed hump. I might remove it if it serves no useful purpose.
  18. Adding front parking camera on 2016 Mazda 3 HB GT

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Delete Delete
  19. Front bumber damaged pain from highway rocks

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi guys, I was wondering if any of you have used anything in the front bumber to avoid the paint from getting rock marks? Any ideas? In a bit over a year the bumber has gotten a lot of pain chips, never happened like this with any other car I have owned in the pass. I always keep over two car...
  20. How To Change Front Wheel Bearing Hub Assembly DIY?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I can't seem to find a thread that discusses how to change the front wheel bearing hub assembly for the '14. Am I just overlooking it or has this never been thoroughly discussed? I've looked at the service manual and it looks fairly straightforward and not to unlike previous models. Can...
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