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  1. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hey, I have 2006 Mazda 3 and recently got a rod knock in the engine. I didn't realize what it was until the engine blew up. And now I don't know if I should either buy a rebuilt engine, scrap the car, or resell it. I bought the car for $2700 like two months ago with only 95,000 miles. But the...
  2. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    2005 Mazda3 5 spd 2.3L with 125,000 miles, regular maintenance performed by mechanics. New clutch installed NOV2018. Within a week a variable-speed (pitch and sound changes with RPM) knocking noise came from engine block. Mechanic says that it is a connecting rod bearing going bad. Engine...
  3. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I am currently trying to install the top mount onto the strut, and even with spring compressors fully latched onto the springs, the piston rod still doesn't come out far enough to get the nut on. I've tried pulling the piston rod out, and it always decompresses back to the length shown in the...
  4. Pacific West
    Date: 7/21/2017 Location: Hot Rod Dogz - 44835 Beech Ave, Lancaster, CA 93534 Time: 7:00pm - until whenever - Show Up Anytime! We do ask that you abide these GUIDELINES Antelope Valley Auto Enthusiasts Meet Page - Check Here For Updates Antelope Valley Auto Enthusiasts Instagram - Meet And...
  5. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hey guys I have a 2007 Mazda 3 2.0 and the first cylinder rod bearing is toast. I would like to change it myself has anyone done this before without taking the engine out. In my head I should just take the oil pan off take the two bolts off the connecting rod put the bearing in and put...
  6. Pacific West
    Date: 2/24/2017 Location: Hot Rod Dogz - 44835 Beech Ave, Lancaster, CA 93534 Time: 6:00pm - until whenever - Show Up Anytime! We do ask that you abide these GUIDELINES Antelope Valley Auto Enthusiasts Meet Page - Check Here For Updates Antelope Valley Auto Enthusiasts Instagram - Meet And...
  7. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    So my 2006 Mazda 3 Hatch 2.3 has been sitting for the last few months due to what I thought was rod knock at low rpm's. I finally pulled the oil pan to investigate and sure enough #4 rod bearing was barely there, #1 was coming apart from the inside. I replaced all the bearings and put...
  8. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I have a 2012 Mazda 3 with about 77k miles. For the past few months there has been a significant front left clunk when going over bumps at low to moderate speeds. I removed the sway bar end links and there was no change, so that's eliminated. Motor mount was replaced at about 50k so I am...
  9. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Suspension & Handling
    I was driving and heard a big dump on my hood. I thought some rock fell off from where I'm driving and afterwards I keep hearing rumbling noises and found out it came from my hood because it's not closing properly. This piece of metal kept sticking out and made a huge hole through my hood and...
  10. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I have a special place in my hear for rat rods and hoodrides....considered doing it to my Mazda 3 but since the car is still new and fresh..wouldnt feel right. Maybe when the car is a few years old and it starts to get beat up from the perils of being daily driven. ^Actual rat rod Here is...
  11. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey everyone. quick question. i took off my rim today and noticed that the camber rod that attaches to the shock was obliterated and is bent. Explains my knocking noise lol. Anywho, i have coilovers on my car and im not sure, will mazda replace the rod even thouhg i have coils? or does that void...
  12. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Ok, there may be another thread on this issue, but I thought I'd post up my issue and resolution. Just a few weeks ago I noticed a slight clunking noise coming from the passenger side rear of my car. The noise was on small to medium bumps and I only noticed it at slower speeds. Not sure if was...
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