2012 Mazda Mazda3 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Mazda Mazda3
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2012 Mazda Mazda3 ProblemsNoise due to brake rotor grinding against caliper bracket
If you hear a constant grinding noise from the front brakes, even when not pressing the brake pedal, it is possible the wheel hub has shifted in the steering knuckle causing the brake rotor to grind against the caliper bracket. The hub will need to be inspected (replaced if necessary) and Mazda has a repair procedure for this concern.
If the steering effort feels heavy, this can be caused by a power steering fluid leak. Some models may have burrs on the return port of the power steering reservoir that create a gap between the hose and the port. Sanding the burrs off the port and replacing the power steering return hose is the repair for this concern.
2012 Mazda Mazda3 Questionsrattling in the back of my car? (1 answer)
So I just bought this car used with 17k miles on it and it has had alway's have this rattling and squeaking from what seems like the back windshield, but the dealership isn't sure on what is wrong with it. It starts as a tapping and progressively get worse turning into a very loud squeaki...
When im driving between 55/60 We can feel a vibration in the front end, Motor mounts have been reset, and the tires have all been rotated, and the vibration is still there. Thank You