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Mazda CX-9, SUV
#109 of 126 Mazda cx-9 making noise at startup
Jan 23, 2011 (12:46 pm)
My husband and I purchased our 2010 cx-9 in July of last year. About a month ago when the weather in PA turned cold I began noticing a noise at start up. It sounds like a grinding sound. It only lasts for a few minutes when the brakes are applied and then it stops. However, the noise is getting louder and worse. I have also noticed a rattling sound at start up now as well. The car only has 7,000 miles on it. I'm going to take it to the dealership but wondered if anyone had any thoughts. Is anyone else having the same issue?? Could it be related to the cold weather??
#111 of 126 Help with Part question
Feb 26, 2011 (2:23 pm)
I slid my 2007 Mazda CX-9 into a curb with the rear drivers side tire. It bent the arm that the lower end of the shock mounts to. Any idea on what the part for that arm is?
#114 of 126 2007 Mazda CX-9 Evaporator Drain Location
Jun 08, 2011 (5:53 pm)
My evaporator drain line is clogged. Any input as to how to clear (including how to find the line) will be greatly appreciated.
You can hear the sound of water hitting the fan as you turn left.
Dec 03, 2011 (4:28 pm)
My local mechanic has just had two CX-9s in the past three months with oil gelling problems. Have others had this problem? He recommended synthetic oil changes every 4 months instead of 6 to protect the engine- a costly expense but better than losing an engine. We drive many short trips and fewer total miles than most, so use synthetic. (Oil gelling in our Sienna, and the cost of the recommended additive led our shift to using synthetic oil.)
#117 of 126 Re: Oil gelling [siennafan98]
Dec 03, 2011 (5:23 pm)
I recently went back to the dealer who sold us our 09 CX-9 to help my daughter buy a 11 CX-7. Dealer told us Mazda now specifies synthetic oil for all its SUVs. So, maybe that gelling issue is a trend and a problem worth addressing with the more expensive oil.
#118 of 126 Re: Manually invoke AWD in CX9 [ceric]
Dec 05, 2011 (7:22 pm)
I need new tires as well for our CX-9 (FWD). Live in Minnesota and the last 2 years have been terrible driving with our original factory tires (67,000 miles and going). We obviously have lasted longer than some of the other posts. My question is has anyone purchased Falken Ziek 912s? Lots of posts for Yoko Parade Specs. Just wondering if the Falkens are good tire for winter driving.