The engine may develop a ticking noise from the front of the engine due to a worn timing chain. Our technicians tell us that replacing the timing chain and related component will generally correct this issue.
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2008 Mazda CX-7
2008 Mazda CX-7 Problems
A lack of power may develop due to a failed turbocharger. Failed turbochargers will require replacement to restore engine power.
The AC compressor may fail causing the AC system to blow warm air, smoke may also appear from the engine. A failed AC compressor will require replacement. Mazda has extended the warranty on these compressors to 5 year or 60K mikes. If these conditions are noted our technicians recommend to turn the AC system off and have it inspected as soon as possible.
A chirping or squeaking noise may be noted from the front of the vehicle when traversing bumps at low speeds. Our technicians tell us this type of noise is generally caused by the front strut mounts which will require replacement.
A vibration may be noted upon brake apply. The is commonly caused by warping of the front brake rotors. Our technicians recommend that warped rotors be replaced to correct this concern.
2008 Mazda CX-7 Questions and Answers
My car start to make noise in engine..i havent done the 60k maintenance yet...cant afford for all..tell me why my engine makes noise so ican fix that part!
dealer says he can't find any problem that would cause battery drain.This is the third battery in two years...all Mazda approved...If the car was not used for 2 or three days,dealer says that ...
Need the timing chain replaced on my Mazda cx7. Repair costs?
2008 Mazda CX-7 Reviews
This truck is bad on gas. It is known issue with this truck.
Fun to drive, super handing. Does require HIGH performance tires, which are expensive to purchase, typically do not come with a warrenty AND are not high mileage tires (built for handing). Each tire is over $200 to replace! The fuel system also requires (recommends) premium gas and I feel like I am constantly filling the tank, although I admit I have a lead foot! Aside from these minor negatives, this is a sporty, fast, roomy, sleek and practical car for a family or for someone like me who likes sporty style and comfort