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  1. 2016 S touring brake rotor and pad upgrade?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Need something better then stock, any info would be appreciated
  2. 2016 Power Stop Z23 rotor and Pad install

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I'm close to 40K miles on my 2016 3s, and was starting to get some pulsing feeling in the brake pedal. Since i'm out of non-powertrain warranty i decided to go ahead and replace the rotors and pads up front. Pads were about due anyway and hoping the rotors were causing the pulsing. Sprung an...
  3. Brake Pad Replacement

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Just had a weird thing happen. Bought new brake pads from Rockauto for my 2015 2.5GT. When I went to install them, they were the wrong size, both fronts and back. According to what they told me, I had purchased pads for a Mexixan built car instead of a Japanese built car. Why would they...
  4. Damage on paint. (Scotch Pad)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    My 17 year old self cannot think straight some times.. I was removing the then ruined silver pinstripes, and, after removing it with a plastic razors and goo gone, i noticed glue residues under. I tried with every microfiber towel possible and goo gone but the adhesive wouldnt come off. I had...
  5. Mexico built Brake pad availability?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I have a 2014 Mazda 3i touring 5 door 6MT. I bought the car used and had some brake shudder when I bought it so I knew the rotors were in bad shape, I ignored it for a few months as I didn't have the money at the time (the jeep needed it more). My first thought was to get the EBC greenstuff pads...
  6. Noise after changing brake pad

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi all, i changed my front brake pads 3 week Ago , but since a couple of days i've got a problem , à metalic noise. I already dismound and remound everithing twice but i cant' find where the problem is. The noise seems to be exactly the same than the one on this youtube video In the...
  7. Question about changing rotor and brake pad

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all, i just would like to know if this DIY video , about how to change rotor and brake pad on a Mazda 6 is ok for my 2015 Mazda 3 . Cause it's look realy easy compare to the "Old" Mazda 3 (i did it on my Gen2) Thx All
  8. rear brake pad change

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hello , I changed my rear brake pad on a mazda 3 2014 mexico built. But it has two small black clips in the box. I don't know where to put it and why. So I don't used it. Do you know how to use this and what is the purpose ? It a WAGNER ZD1679 brake pad. It have no picture of it on google, but...
  9. Breake Pad

    2014-2018 Diesel Engine
    I think have a problem about break pad on my car. I have italian Mazda 3 Skyactiv-D 2.2 Diesel with 45 000 km. I have already change 2 times the front break pads. What about your experience? It is normal also for you?
  10. Rear Brake Noise - Uneven Pad Wear?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hey All, A few days ago I noticed a very distinct noise coming from the rear of my 2014 iSport with only 22,000 miles. It did not sound like typical brake or suspension noise, more like a beeping or pinging. I had time at work one morning to get the car up and I was able to replicate the noise...
  11. OEM rear brake pad question

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm looking to get OEM rear brake pads for my 2015 3, and the listing for part number B4Y02648ZB says "exc. Mexico Built". Mine is a Mexico built car. Does anyone have any insight into this and what could possibly be different about the brake pads between Japan and Mexico built cars? I can't...
  12. Uneven brake pad wear - possible caliper frozen...?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Car: 2012 Mazda 3 i Mileage: 75XXX My Gf's 2012 MZ3 is experiancing uneven brake pad wear. The drivers side front pad wore down to the metal after only 10k miles. This is the second time this has happened (last time was not so extreme in terms of low miles) but now we think there is a bigger...
  13. Brake Pad Options / Differences - pad size?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I have a 2015 2.5 GT 6spd, and I thought the rotors are larger on the GT (or maybe the 2.5). I'm trying to track down if, besides EBC, there are other pad options that exist. I can trace pad #s to see if anything cross references with another year/model but I'm having a hard time deciphering...
  14. Uneven Rear Brake Pad Wear

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I decide to do a brake job on my son's 2009 3i with 50k miles. Front pads were worn pretty evenly, but rear outer pad was twice as worn as the inner pad, and this was true on both sides. Any ideas on what could be causing this. It doesn't appear to be a serious issue as the brakes stop fine...
  15. Mazda3 cross drilled/slotted rotor and ceramic pad set

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    MZ3 front and rear cross drilled/slotted rotors and ceramic pad set SOLD!!!!!! Looking to sell a full set of used front and rear crossdrilled/slotted rotors and ceramic pads. They have less then 1k miles on them.They were taken off my nieces 2010 Mazda3 S GT 2.5 because she thought they were to...
  16. Dash Pad issue

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So, I noticed this on my way home yesterday. The dash pad is coming up right at the radio and trip computer displays. I did a search and I've only seen a fleeting mention of it on another board but nothing beyond that. Here's some pics I managed to snap. Not easy to spot, but it should give...
  17. Any brake pad upgrades 2014?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Has anyone heard of availibility on replacement performance brake pads for 2014 M3? Apparently there are differences in Japan made versus Mexico made M3s.
  18. Brake Pad Life Time - Anyway need to change their Brake Pads yet? how many miles?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Sooo... I think the manual said to check around 10,000 miles or something... I know with my previous car I had a few times where the pads wore through and I had to pay extra to replace the rest of the brakes..... I had them checked a month or 2 ago when I got my tires rotated and I think they...
  19. Airbag code B1884 & B1013 troubleshooting advice

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Mazda 3s 2005 2.3L hatchback, 126k miles Hey, so I got an error code B1884 and B1013. Error B1884 I've read around that it could be a burned airbag light. In the service manual it says "INSPECT OPERATION OF PAD INDICATOR Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. •Yes ? Go to the next...
  20. How to install aluminum brake pedal pad, the easy way

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    If you are looking for a mod to install on your own, the aluminum foot rest and pedal pads are a good choice. You can save money online vs. dealer price, plus you can saver the install labor cost. The foot rest and accelerator pedal are pretty straight-forward--follow the directions and you...