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May
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accepted 2.5L four-cylinder able to tow 2,700lbs?
May
15
comment 2.5L four-cylinder able to tow 2,700lbs?
Sorry, what I meant by the previous comment was not that the manufacturer's specs weren't above board, as it were. I simply meant that it seems like towing 2,700lbs with a 4-cyl engine would put undue wear and tear on that particular engine, or is that not likely to be the case?
May
15
comment 2.5L four-cylinder able to tow 2,700lbs?
Interesting. So, it sounds like the manufacturer's specification is trustworthy, then (i.e. it's not likely that they are advertising that it can tow significantly more than it actually can). Do you know how the symmetric all-wheel-drive factors into giving the car more towing capacity than, say, a 2-wheel drive vehicle?
May
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asked 2.5L four-cylinder able to tow 2,700lbs?
Aug
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comment Rear coil spring replacement Mazda 3
@mikes I'd be ok with a little less comfort. Mainly, what I'm going for is stability long-term (i.e. after a couple of years the springs don't get bent like this again).
Aug
4
comment Mazda 3 Rear Sway Bar Bushing Replacement
This is the solution, but I should warn those looking to do this that getting the bushing on the bar was easy, but getting the D-bracket on the bushing was much more difficult. It's almost like the new bushings are expanded when compared to the one(s) I took off the car. I had to use a bench vise to get them into position.
Aug
4
accepted Mazda 3 Rear Sway Bar Bushing Replacement
Aug
3
comment Clanging in back of Mazda 3
Turns out the problem was a cracked spring on the passenger side. It was hard to find because it was at the bottom of the rear coil spring. Had to stick my hand up in the spring mount and feel around to find it.
Aug
3
accepted Clanging in back of Mazda 3
Aug
3
asked Rear coil spring replacement Mazda 3
May
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May
6
comment ABS break sensor melted in mazda 3
Thanks, Paulster2! I really appreciate your information. Your response was very helpful!
May
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accepted ABS break sensor melted in mazda 3
May
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asked ABS break sensor melted in mazda 3
Sep
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asked Mazda 3 Rear Sway Bar Bushing Replacement
Jul
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Jul
12
comment Clanging in back of Mazda 3
I checked pushing down on the bumper really hard about 6 times, and the bouncing stops almost immediately after I'm done with the last push (it goes maybe another halfway up, but then stops). I don't see any oil on the struts when I look at them from underneath. How do I check the rubber suspension stop? Is it on the bottom of the strut body? I don't notice any body sway when cornering, although this car has been really good about sway, so it's difficult to tell (I've never really seen any sway). It's possible I'm getting a bit more now than when it was new, but I can't honestly tell.
Jul
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