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Mazda 3 maxx sport 2005 Front driver damper malfunction (leaking oil and not absobing bumps - car loses traction when front drivers wheel hits a pothole. 3 months out of warrant - all other shocks ok Car has done 74,000 of careful driving mainly around Newcastle. Does this sound normal or more like a component malfunction?? Cheer Greg

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    when driving sounds like a grinding noise from passenger drive had struts changed no help. when i hit a bump it hits hard

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It sounds normal because of the mileage these components tend to wear out you should really replace it cause it could become a driving hazard.

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