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2004 Mazda MAZDA3 i 4dr Sedan Auto

2004 Mazda MAZDA3
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
26 mpg city / 34 mpg hwy
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January 29, 2013, 3:14 pm

Scott H

Question: What is causing my car to vibrate/shake?

So my mazda3 has been experiencing this vibration at the front of the car which can be felt through the floor and the steering wheel at highway speeds 50-60 mph. There is also a slight pull to the left when on the highway. I took it to the dealer to get it diagnosed and they said the front tires need to be balanced and aligned. Had that done and it did little to nothing. I took a peek under the car and didn't find anything out of place or loose. Oh and there is a slight jiggle when turning the wheel but only when you turn it 10 degrees either direction. What could be the issue?

February 10, 2013, 9:30 am

Ron W
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Sounds like a balance issue to me as well.

You can try rotating the front tires to the back. If it is a bad tire or tread wear pattern, the vibration will move with them to the back. If it stays the same, it is in the front end somewhere.

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