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  1. Ripped lower ball joint boot - advice?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So I am replacing the clutch in my 2012 3i Skyactive. Of course, I ripped the Lower Ball joint boot while separating the control arm from the steering knuckle. All the basic auto stores - PepBoys, AutoZone, etc. - will be happy to sell me a control arm, which I hope is overkill. I can't...
  2. Ball Joint or full control arm

    Suspension / Brakes
    Hey all! I have owned my mazda3 since it was a baby. It's a 2007 mazda3i with almost 140,000 miles on it. I have driven cross country, literally, and it's held its own. Recently I have been experiencing a "jumping" sensation when I go over bumps with some clunking sounds; no play happens in the...
  3. MS3 Ball joint question

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Suspension & Handling
    My question is, who sells a good replacement ball joint for a 2013 speed3? preferably grease able. I found a bunch for the first gen but i am unsure if these are the same for the second gen. Ive done some reading and most people are saying just replace the entire LCA but i have the...
  4. Corksport exhaust leak at slip joint?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Got my exhaust installed and I love it, but right where the cat (high-flow cat from them) connects to the cat-back I cannot for the life of me get it to stop leaking. I had a mechanic friend help me install everything and I didn't seem to have any leaks anywhere else. We cranked down real hard...
  5. Concerning Driver Side Inner CV Joint Play

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hello, time again to help reduce my ignorance =) [see bellow for actual question - some background here] Car: 2010 Mazda 3 NA GT 5-door 52,000 miles. So the saga continues, and after replacing my driver-side/transmission mount the following problems were solved: 1. Creaking/moaning when...