Grand Am Series
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chesterfield, VA
Grrr - our 3 continues to piss me off
So our 2007 Mazda3 s sedan has 116k miles on it. I've already replaced a lot of stuff. From VCG to a/c compressor, front shocks to engine mount. The good news is that the engine and transmission are fine (I think). We've got some bent rims (no fault of the cars) to replace because we can't balance the wobble out of them. I am in the process of replacing the front stabilizer links (the rubber split on bottom ends), and now the a/c compressor is sounding awful. When the a/c is on, and I rev the engine, there is a wail from the front end of the car. It goes away quickly, but it sounds like worn bearings catching up to the speed of the belts. I think it's the a/c compressor clutch, but not certain. We also have a coolant leak that I can't track down.
I think it's time for a new car, but the wife loves her 3. I could spend $2k on it tomorrow, and it will be okay (I think), but I really don't want to. That includes new shocks in the back and doing the work myself.
sorry for rant. I'm just pissed at this car - it's one thing after another.
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