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Hello I'm Paula. I have a 2004 Mazda 3 hatchback. I love my car, but its a pain in the ass lately. The passenger side wheel is making a god awful grinding kinda noise. Ive changed out just about everything and i still cant fix it.
Then today my passenger side window stops working.
Any advice would be amazing on what the issues could be.


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continuous grinding noise points me towards a wheel bearing/hub assembly. Tie rods would typically only cause a grinding noise when the alignment is way off causing scalloping of the tires.

I would make sure that the shop gives you back the old parts they took off, most of the parts you listed don't typically require a core return, so they can easily give you parts.

Other source of grinding is a bad brake pad grinding against the rotor, but you said they replaced that stuff. i would crawl under it and look for heavy gouging on either side of the rotors at all 4 corners (not sure if your model has drums on the rear or not).

I'm sure there's plenty i'm forgetting right now. Keep us updated....
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