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Mazda MAZDA3, Mazda MAZDASPEED MAZDA3, Sedan
#9 of 56 Re: Hmmm [aviboy97]
Apr 09, 2007 (10:54 am)
good idea. I was going to suggest the samething.
#10 of 56 Re: Hmmm [stallionre]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Apr 09, 2007 (12:44 pm)
If you felt no drag, I'd say it's the protective coating buring off the exhaust. Should all be gone after a day or two of driving. And not being able to pinpoint the location, but smelling it all at the rear end fits the profile.
If it's still there or getting worse after like 5 days you might want to have your dealer take a look, but I'd bet it will fade away shortly.
You're still getting used to the car and ANY noises it makes are going to seem strange at first. I just bought a new car in Feb, had the "new exhaust" smell and have learned most of the noises that it makes that are different from my past vehicles.
Hope you're enjoying your new ride!
#11 of 56 Re: Hmmm [pf_flyer]
Apr 09, 2007 (1:18 pm)
Thanks. Awesome to know. You're the best!!! I was worried. I don't want a lemon like people who got one before.
#12 of 56 Re: Power steering [sagrarioluque7]
Apr 09, 2007 (3:10 pm)
Could be your rear tires are out of alignment.
#13 of 56 Re: Power steering [coosamtn]
Apr 09, 2007 (3:15 pm)
I have a question about tires as you mention that. Did you notice that when you look at the rear tires from the back of the vehicle say about 20 feet away, do you notice that the tires are not really straight. they can of toe in at the top, is this normal? Mine is like this.
#14 of 56 Re: Power steering [stallionre]
Apr 10, 2007 (9:19 am)
Yes, all vehicles do that.
#15 of 56 Re: Housekeeping [stallionre]
Apr 10, 2007 (9:21 am)
The burning smell is cosmoline. It is a petroleum product that is coating the exhaust system. Takes a few days to burn off. Smells nasty. Your car is working fine. No need to worry.
#16 of 56 Re: Housekeeping [aviboy97]
Apr 10, 2007 (9:49 am)
Awesome thanks. I thought that is was the brakes!! No need to worry now.
#17 of 56 Re: Power steering [stallionre]
Apr 10, 2007 (3:43 pm)
My mechanic says the pump was flooded with water. I have a problem. Here, in Honduras the only Mazda 3 2.3 are brought from the states as was mine. The dealership only brings 2.0 so the dealership wont go near it. What can I do? Where can i find Mazda 3 2.3 pumps on the internet? Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance
#18 of 56 Re: Power steering [sagrarioluque7]
Apr 11, 2007 (6:57 am)
Sagrarioluque7, That pump is an electric motor type, YIKES. They are hard to find. I was searching online for one for you and found one on ebay. This is for a 2006 Mazda 3. I don't know of anywhere else besides the dealer. Did you call the dealership where you bought the car from? I am out of suggestions sorry.
How did you pump get flooded with water?