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  1. Torquing the Axle Nut

    2004-2009 Mazda3 How-To Guides
    I bought this torque multiplier a few years ago and haven't gotten around to fabricating a handle for it. I had to figure a way to hold it in place to prevent rotation when applying force to the torque wrench. Worked like a champ. Oh, and in case anyone needs to know, the torque values...
  2. Lug nut Torque spec

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hello all , What is the lug nut torque spec for 18inch wheels on 2016 Mazda 3. I have looked in the search no answers. Thanks
  3. Help Identifying part, Rear wheel well fastener nut?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Rear back wheel well driver side closest to bumper. The black nut or fastener fell off. Not sure what it is to get another one.
  4. GRP Endlinks Nut Specs?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Anyone know the diameter and thread pitch on the nuts used with these? I’m looking into mil-spec distorted thread locking nuts to replace them with. Tired of these coming loose and clunking/popping on the slightest suspension compression on either side.
  5. Confirming 2017 Lug Nut Size

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Same as 2014-2016 Mazda 3 lug nuts, e.g. M12.5X1.5 please? Before I order these, want to confirm that is the correct size. Thank you.
  6. What is the lug nut size?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I need replacement lug nuts and I can't seem to get an answer from Mazda. I found 12mmx1.5" but this was from amazon and jcwhitney. Dealership wanted $9 per zinc nut :argh 1: Does anyone know what is the actual size? Are amazon and jcwhitney correct? Before anyone says 13/16" I am talking...
  7. Wheel Lug Nut Options

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Looking to replace the boring ones with new colorful ones like blue. Just curious what are decent brands? For example I found these which by reviews look fairly decent: I guess my biggest concern is the pain coming off really quickly
  8. Down Pipe Nut for exhaust

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So i am trying to put my cork sport exhaust on and I could not get the nut off the thing where the down pipe gets to the (manifold area?) and it is so tight and wd 40 didn't work and it is about to start stripping... any help?
  9. Broken stud, lug nut still on

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hey everyone. I Have a huge problem and Im trying to figure out the best way to tackle it. I had a guy from the dealership replace rotors and brake pads on my girlfriends car and when he went to mount the rim back on and screw the lugs back on, he cross threaded one of the lugs and snapped the...
  10. Key broke off in wheel lock. Tips on removing wheel lock lug nut?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    This past weekend, my wheel lock key broke off in the wheel lock. I tried my best to get the broken key piece out of the lock but was unsuccessful doing so. It is really jammed up in there. While I have a new key coming to me from McGard, I still need to find a way to get this wheel lock off...
  11. Torque lug nut

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    So I was browsing through and I could not find the lug nut tightness. Nut tightening torque N·m (kgf·m, ft·lbf) 108—147 (12—14, 80—108) Includes anti theft lug nuts
  12. Finding cause of "fumes" smell - tough nut!

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi! I've been battling a "hydrocarbon" fumes smell problem for months. It smells like a mixture of crankcase blow by or exhaust. It feels slightly irritating to my throat when I breath it in. This happens when the engine load is high. e.g. Hard acceleration or driving on sustained inclined...
  13. lug nut torque specs?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    How much should I torque my Mazda 3S GT 18" wheels? I watched a mechanic at my dealership torque my lug nuts with a torque wrench today and I asked him how much torque he used. He said 102 ft-lbs(!). That seems pretty high to me. Is 102 the correct torque spec for our 2014/2015 Mazda 3 18"...
  14. What should lug nut torque really be?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Can anyone explain why the lug nut torque specification (for a '14 3i GT) is expressed not as a specific number but rather as a range? In this case it's said to be "80-108 lb.ft. / 108-147 Newton meters". Attempting to remove a wheel today for the first time since taking delivery, I was unable...
  15. lug nut size

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Can someone tell me the lug nut size. I need to buy a socket for my torque wrench. All my tools are 'muhrican and I don't have any metric. All I know is that it's ever so slightly bigger than 13/16. Thanks.
  16. Wheel size, offset, weight, bolt pattern, lug nut info needed!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    "Stock/OEM" Wheel size, offset, weight, bolt pattern, lug nut info needed! Situation: I just bought a 2014 mazda 3 ISV 4 Door Sedan, which comes with factory oem 16 x 6.5 steel wheels with hub caps that look horrendous and are extremely embarrassing >.< Goal: I want to upsize my wheels to...
  17. lost my nuts

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So awhile back I black out my lip spoiler on my white 3. Apparently between then and yesterday one of the 2 nuts that hold it on has gone missing. (I know out of contacts this is hilarious) So the question is where can I get new nuts for the spoiler?
  18. Lost a nut from my spoiler in my hatch.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Opened my hatch and heard something fall, thought nothing of it closed my hatch ,and my wing was extremely lose. I took out the covers to the bolts of the spoiler and saw I'm missing a nut. I'm assuming my sub must have losened it and me closing and opening the hatch must have taken it off...
  19. Mazdaspeed3 wing nut size

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Hey guys, So my mazdaspeed3 wing was making alot of noise today so I decided to check the nuts to tighten them. Turns out one of them came loose and is missing >_< anyone know what size nut is used? Called my local Mazda dealership and they had no clue Thanks
  20. Stripped Nut

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Trying to take out the mid section of my exhaust, and I stripped a bolt...real bad too... Can't get a nut cracker around it, can't get a vise grip around it, can't dremel it, not going to use heat...besides cutting...any other options?
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