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Mazda 3 vibration prblem

My mazda 3 has a vibration between 0-50 km/h then seems to go away . its not my tyres or engine mounts any ideas what it could be?

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  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2008

    I have the same, i hear a humming when the engine is at 4000 revs and at 120km/h only in this range. The vibrations seeem to come from the engine. No idea what it is.

  • bluerider40 Sep 17, 2008

    Vibration between 95 and 110 km h. Not the tire . Mazda 3 GS 2008.5

  • jhkotula Oct 23, 2008

    2005 Mazda 3 SP23

    I get a shimmy sound that gets annoying when I'm going faster than 40mph and it's coming from somewhere down the steering column into the dash. Mazda told me it's just the way the car is... It's too tight of a car for it's own good, meaning that let's face it - it's a Mazda, not a Lexus. Try moving the steering wheel around a little bit to see if it makes the noise (i.e. adjust the position of the wheel up or down, in or out). I did that and the noise went away for a mile or so, so it's got to be something along that column.

  • jrc51773 Feb 15, 2010

    I have an 09 Mazda 3 w/ 2.3L manual. My engine vibration is pronounced from 2000 - 2200 RPM, when sitting at a dead stop and revving the engine. Didn't do it when it was new, only after about 7,000 miles. Less pronounced on the highway. The dealership replaced all 3 motor mounts but it didn't fix the problem -- they told me "that's just the way they are". I'm disappointed because it's been a great car other than that. Wondering if it could be a problem with the clutch or harmonic damper.

  • rproctor_ca Apr 24, 2010

    I've had the same problem in my 05 mazda 3 gt. They replaced tires (scalloped), I got new rims because they were warped, I just had a warped rotor in the right front replaced and I replaced a broken engine mount....still a vibration through the steering wheel between 100-120 although much less now. Not sure what the source of this problem is?

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    Vibration at55/60 mph

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I have been searching for a possible culprit on this and found the the WHEEL BEARING (inside the wheel hub assembly if I'm not mistaken) could be at fault. At low speeds you will feel/hear a sounds that seems to me coming from your tires (as if you had a flat, but you really don't) and it can cause vibration at higher speeds.

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I have the exact problem in my wifes 07 mazda3 automatic 2.3s i noticed it happens mainly slow cruiseing speeds when your around 1500rpms in 5th gear then sometimes it will down shift and be fine. its not the mounts i inspected every one very closley that bulleton is only for the speed engines. it started after i got the trans service done that i paid 250 for and they dont even change the filter. they reflashed the ecm and tcm balanced the wheels and inspected all hubs and exhaust and steering nothing. my gues is a torque convertor lock up is not in sync with the shift points so it bogs the engine down and almost stall. like in a manual car when you almost stall it. if anyone has any questions on what i have inspected or has any updates on how to fix the problem email me at cleanshavenrsx@hotmail.com this has been going on for 40000 miles and i only have 2000 left til im out of warranty

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I have had 2 sets of tires put on my 05 mazda 3, new rotors, calipers and brake pads, had my drive axle replaced, wheels balanced and aligned and im still gettin a vibration that is more prominent over 50mph. Mechanic has looked my car over and is still unsure the issue. help!

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    owenlicop Aug 08, 2012

    I also have that problem, and also replace rotors, brake, new mags and wheels. When I bring it again to the dealer, one of the mechanic told me that they have a lot of problem like that, and they discover that it is the DRIVESHAFT. Hope this help, becoz like you, I spend a lot before my Mazda got fixed

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My 08 mazda 3 has the same problem. So far they have replaced the the Tires , replaced the front brakes and the right front axle. I have done some research and there is a bulletin from mazda that says that this problem can be caused by faulty motor mounts.I have an appointment to have these checked I will let you know how it turns out.

Posted on Jan 08, 2010

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    owenlicop Aug 08, 2012

    let them check the Driveshaft first.

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