94 Mazda mx-3 frontend troubles

Tiny
CHRISTOPH
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  • 1994 MAZDA MX5
I have a 94 mazda mx-3 with 175000kms I myself have put new wheel bearings in it and new struts, it also has 4 new tires and new cv axeles and a new rim one the right hand side. Ok now down to the problem when accelerating or decelerating, turning right hitting dipps in the road or railroad tracks the entire car shutters when turning left it all goes away, I have had it at diffrent shops that tell me either the trannys shot or the have no clue as to what it might be, could a lower ball joint make the car do that or upper strut mount cause I never changed those when changing struts, engine mounts or tranny mounts? I have no clue could someone please help me
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Monday, January 16th, 2006 AT 7:06 PM

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Tiny
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Yes and at that mileage it could use a set
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Wednesday, January 18th, 2006 AT 5:27 PM
Tiny
COSMO
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When you put the struts in it: were the springs ok on it. I would check the springs and make sure that one of them has not broken. Mx-3, Mx-6 and 626 were all famous for breaking springs. Also you might be onto something with the strut mounts, give them a look and make sure neither of them has seperated.

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2006 AT 10:11 PM
Tiny
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I checked the springs and they are fine and the mounts look ok however they do have some minor cracks on them. The tires almost look like they angle towards each other a little bit when the wheel is straight, could the wheel allignment have something to do with it? Also is ther supposed to be a camber setting on the struts of the mx-3?
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Sunday, January 22nd, 2006 AT 1:11 AM
Tiny
COSMO
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I would really sudgest getting a professional alighnment done to your car and get an expert to check out the front end. BTW did you put the mount in the same position when you re-installed the struts, there is a little rubber nipple that is on the top of the mounts. Its about 1/2" long, this is used to locate the position of the mount. If the mount is turned to certain positions, you get different camber and caster gains. I think its time you took this car to the dealer to get checked out.

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Sunday, January 22nd, 2006 AT 8:52 AM
Tiny
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Took the car into the shop and it turns out that it was all from the drivers side wheel bearing and some how it was makeing the car thump on the passanger side but thanks for all the advice guys
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Wednesday, January 25th, 2006 AT 7:00 PM

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