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  1. Reliable Mazda Mechanic in Long Beach, CA

    Engine / Drivetrain
    New to the Long Beach / Orange County area Looking for a reliable mechanic to work on my 2006 Mazda 3 Need to replace the VVT actuator & Timing Chain Dealership wants to charge $1,900 w/ parts & labor LOL Any recommendations would be awesome Thank You!
  2. Mechanic says replace right rear bearing using new parts for $550+tax

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey guys, just wondering if I need to purchase a brand new bearing or if using used autoparts would be ok in this case? Thanks for all your input! 2010 Mazda 3 2.5L 136K miles 4Dr-Hatchback.
  3. Good mechanic in Chicago?

    Great Lakes Region
    I just got a 2014 Mazda3 GT. Got it from a Subaru dealership with no warranty. After driving it a bit, I realized the driver's seat has a slight rock to it, which is very noticeable with quick stops. I've seen on the forums this is an issue for a number of Mazda3s. Also, just last week, my...
  4. Mechanic put some cheap GL-5 fluid in my manual transmission

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    And after a month it feels super notchy and terrible. A lot of worse than it did before. Did some research and people are saying Gl-5 fluid is bad for the transmission? Will I have done a lot of damage after a month of using it? What should I put in instead? 2010 3 GT w/ 6speed manual
  5. Trustworthy San Gabriel Valley Mechanic?

    Pacific West
    Howdy All! I'm new to the Mazda family and new to to the forum as well. I recently purchased a 2014 Mazda 3 Hatch and want to avoid the dealership service as much as possible. Can anyone refer me to a mechanic that they absolutely love and trust in the San Gabriel Valley region? I had a trusted...
  6. PA Mechanic Wanted

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Looking for a reputable garage in South Eastern PA area. Any suggestions???
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