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STEERING, FUEL FILTER, BRAKES

2004 Mazda 3

Steering problem
2004 Mazda 3 Front Wheel Drive Automatic 100000 miles

Curious why my steering makes a straining sound when I turn the wheel. Happens more intensely when in parking lots (limited car movement), but also turning corners. Is this a steering pump or maybe a cv joint problem? Fluids were checked and levels are fine.

Also, my rear brakes often grind when I reversing. I had brakes checked and they were fine, power washed them incase dusty. What could this be?

Last, I get a weakened rev (especially when I floor it), would this be fuel filter? Or something else?

Your help is much appreciated!
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Katelwinters
December 1, 2008.



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