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Thread: Unknown Noise

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    2013 Mazda 3 non-S/A

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    Unknown Noise

    I have a 2013 Mazda 3 2.0 no Skyactive with 59K miles, and have developed what I would call a clunk coming from underneath my foot. It isn't just a single clunk either, its usually a series of small ones anywhere from 2-4 in a matter of a couple seconds. It is only on take off from a stand still. Doesn't matter how light or hard a take off either and it is only noticeable when my foot is resting back towards my seat, if my foot is forward on the foot rest by the brake pedal I don't feel it. Looking under the car where I notice it is about even with the crossmember has no bushings or anything that would move. I thought maybe the rear control arm bushing but that seems to be farther forward, but of course sounds and vibrations can travel Everything seems to be solid under there though, I looked it over as well a garage I deal with through my job. Only thing I can think of is possible the exhaust flexing and hitting but I feel that would get that more than just take off. IDK I am stumped and have been told maybe just wait until it gets worse and go from there but I would rather not do that. Any ideas are welcome, I saw one person with the same complaint on a 2014 online but there were no responses or problems solved on that one.

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    2014 Mazda3 S GT auto, 2008 MX5 6-speed

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    I thought all 2.0 engines in 2013 are Skyactive engines. Do you have a 2.5L, instead?
    Have you or anyone else checked the brakes?
    2014 3S GT, Deep Crystal Blue, Eibach Pro-Kit, Enkei PF01s, Koni Sports
    2008 MX-5 Touring (Mazdaspeed CAI, HIDs, Progress/Koni Sports/Racing Beat sways, Magnaflow)
    2002 Protege ES (Sold for $1700 with 131,000 miles)

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    '16.5 Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD, '05 PRIUS

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    Red Bluff, CA
    does it make the same noise going



    Mazda's I have owned over the years.
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    87' Mazda 626 GT Turbo MT - sold
    85' Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE MT- sold
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    92' Mazda MX-5 Miata MT - sold
    93' Mazda MX-3 GS-V6 Special Edition MT - sold
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    02.5' Mazda Protege5 MT - sold
    92' Mazda MX-5 Miata MT - sold
    06' Mazda 5 Touring AT - sold
    13' Mazda CX-5 Touring AT - sold
    14' Mazda 3i Grand Touring MT - sold
    15' Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD AT - sold
    03' Mazda Protege5 AT - sold
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    2013 Mazda 3 non-S/A

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    No noise going from stop to reverse, only stop to forward. And yes it is a 2.0 non skyactive, it's the SV model, about as basic as it gets. Brakes inspected when the garage I use was looking for anything that was creating the sound.

    While there is a sound, it is almost like the sound you get when your applying torque, like a creaking sound that you can feel, does that make sense? I've never been able to hear it from outside and it's not real loud inside, just subtle, but it's how it feels. My plan is this weekend to get under it and check every not and bolt and make sure they are torqued. It's just odd being that where I feel it there's is nothing there underneath the car and I if position my for farther forward I don't feel anything. IDK, it's got my frustrated, it's like chasing ghosts.

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