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  1. Grinding Noise on Left Hand Turns

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey guys, I've got a 2015 2.0L with a 6 speed with about 60k miles and I have recently developed a problem. On left hand turns, there is a grinding sound that's pretty aggressive. It sounds like a dust shield when doing minor turns, but if I make a 90* left like getting onto an on-ramp, it gets...
  2. Occasional Grinding from left front wheel when car is starting to move?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    This is the 3rd time I've heard, it always happened when the car is stopped (ie. on red light) and if I accelerated with a bit of heavy foot on green light. It sounded like something from left front wheel side (I think left or maybe just me) grounded against something. Only happened for a...
  3. Mazda 3 06 CV/intermediate shaft noise?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    For the past month or two i occasionally got this light grinding, popping, skipping, sound coming from the front passenger side. It started as only happening when turning right, while not always present it is start to happen going straight from a stop sometimes. I've taken my car to the shop and...
  4. Creaking noise while braking

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi All, I'm hoping that someone on this forum can help me solve my issue since it's very frustrating. Issue: When coming to a complete stop I can hear a creaking noise coming from the front driver side. Below is the video youtu.be/2rMOqaQtn2U Let me know your comments/thoughts.
  5. Exhaust / grinding rattle @ 1500rpm

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey guys, Noticed I've been getting this metal grinding / rattle around @1500 rpm. Usually only happens at idle (rev a lil) 1st, or 2nd year. The rattle goes away when after the car has been operating at normal speeds. Based of experience...is this likely a loose heat shield? The sound is...
  6. short shifter grinding

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hey guys so I recently bought a JBR short shifter plate and experience some grinding going from 1st gear to 2nd when I'm shifting more quickly. I've since removed it so I don't mess up my gears anymore but I want to know if anyone else experienced the same thing? I'm pretty sure I installed it...
  7. '06 Mazda 3 GT - Front-end metal grinding noise?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi all. My mom's got an '06 Mazda 3 GT. Bought it with 40,000km on the clock, about 140k now, and has done next to zero maintenance. Barely a couple oil changes in this time, and I'll bet they haven't been synthetic. Car has been massively neglected and is in shit condition. There is a...
  8. Metallic/Grindy sound when reversing on a brand new 2015 GS?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    This has been happening for a few weeks now. Only seems to be happening as soon as I start up the car, leave it on for a couple minutes, then as soon as I start to reverse out of my driveway, a weird metallic sound starts, almost like a grinding, long screeching metallic sound. It's definitely...
  9. 2010 Mazda 3 GT grinding going into 2nd

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    First manual car for me. It has 100,000km and I'm noticing it feels really notchy going from 1st to 2nd gear, but only that one. It's not an audible grind, it just feels really weird when shifting. What could this be?
  10. 1st to 2nd gear change not smooth during cold start

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    I live in Ottawa and its winter here about -2 to -10 right now.(2011 Mazda 3 GS 6 speed) when i start up my car I usually wait about 2 to 3 min before I start driving. when I start off , first gear goes in perfectly but when it’s time to change to 2nd it doesn’t go in smooth. It’s like if I’m...
  11. Brake grinding, but only on-and-off

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all, If there is a better place to post this, please point me in the right direction - I'm new here and would appreciate it! Anyway, I went over a bump or pothole a few days ago at relatively low speed, and since then I've been getting intermittent grinding when applying my brakes, usually...
  12. grinding noise

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    hey guys i'm hearing a grinding noise when i turn my steering wheel at very slow speeds or when i'm pulling out of a parking spot.... what's the deal?? Mazda 3 Sedan 2011 2.0 and should i be driving?
  13. Rubbing or grinding noise

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    So recently I have noticed a humming or rubbing noise when pulling into parking spots my suspension has never been touched anyone else encounter something like this?
  14. Grinding noise when AC turns on

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I have a few questions for you all. When I turn my AC on after the car has been sitting for a while, I occasionally get this really loud grinding sound that last for a couple seconds. This can't be normal. Has anyone experienced this? Also, when I do have the AC on, the engine performance...
  15. 2011 Mazda3 6-speed manual, grinding noise

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all, I recently purchased a 2011 Mazda 3 with the 2.5L, 6-speed transmission. I have an issue where when I'm releasing from first gear from a dead stop there is vibration/metal grinding noise coming from somewhere under the driver side floor. This happens the worst in 1st gear, but is also...
  16. grinding noise on decel

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    17,800 miles on my 2.5 mazda 3 hatch back. Noticed first when decelorating in my neiborhood last night. Today I left the house and noticed loud grinding on decel, loudest below 20mph but still audible above 20 just quieter. Sounds like bad bearing noise. Pulls to the right. Identified issue on...
  17. brief grinding noise when warming up?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Alrighty, here's my situation: It's cold ouside and I turn on my MZ3. As the car warms up, the revs drop from about 2k to 1.5k, and i hear this short, gear-grinding like noise from the front of the car (hard to pinpoint exactly where). I bought my car over the summer and I only started noticing...
  18. Grinding Gears

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Okay, so I've been driving standards forever and one thing I've never bothered to research is grinding. Can someone please explain what happens when you "grind the clutch" or "grind gears?" Besides a dentist drill, it's one of the worst noises I've heard and it feels like you've just totally...