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  1. Advise wanted -- Rusted nuts at bottom plastic skid plate

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    My 2011 Mazda 3 has over 115,000 miles now. I went to go drain and refill my transmission fluid but I can't remove the damn skid plate under it because several of the metal nuts are rusted entirely. I managed to rip up the plastic around one of the nuts and stopped at that. Any advice? Are...
  2. Best way to fix rusted rock chips? (see pics attached)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi, I just bought a used 2010 Mazda 3 S a few weeks ago.:clap: First post here, though I've been lurking a lot looking at mods. The previous owner had acquired a few rock chips (from driving on the highway frequently, I'm guessing). A couple of them are rusted as you can see in the pictures...
  3. defeated by rusted front strut 17mm bolt

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So it's a beautiful day out and I decided to finally install my Road Magnet springs and Koni struts. I thought the hard part would be banging out the control arm but I couldn't even get that far. It took me 1 hour to break free the 14mm bolt using WD40/Kroil, a hammer, and wrench. The 17mm was...
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