Questions tagged [mazda-3]

The Mazda3 or Mazda 3 (known as the Mazda Axela in Japan) is a compact car manufactured in Japan by Mazda. It was introduced in 2003 as a 2004 model, replacing the Familia/323/Protegé. A performance-oriented version of the Mazda3 is marketed as the Mazdaspeed3 in North America, Mazdaspeed Axela in Japan and the Mazda3 MPS in Europe.

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My tires are louder than normal

That is the simplest way I can describe the problem. I changed into my summer tires and after that after I get past 40 kph the car starts to get very loud. Between 60 and 100 is a little quieter but ...
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Is it time to replace the compressor clutch on my 2008 Mazda3?

The AC on my 2008 Mazda3 fails to cool the car after I've been driving it for more than 10 minutes or so. It's able to produce cold air while I'm idling from a cold start, but it seems like the ...
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2006 Mazda 3 sunroof went off track and won't close anymore

i have a 2006 Mazda 3. I opened the sunroof yesterday and now It looks like the glass went beyond the stopping point in the track and now it wont close. The motor works fine. when i press the button ...
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Will disconnecting the battery lock out my stock car stereo in my 2006 Mazda 3?

I remember there was a time that stock radios we programmed with an anti-theft logic in such a way that if they lost the power source, they will automatically lock out requiring an unlocking code from ...
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2010 Mazda 3 Rotors and Brake Pads

I have a Mazda 3 2010 at 100,000 miles. Unfortunately I don't have the exact history for replacement but recently had a vehicle report done at a mechanic where they started I should replace front ...
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Car loses power after a short while and regains it immediately after I shut off the ignition and turn it back on

A few weeks ago my car lost power and the check engine light came on. I scanned the car and found that the spark plugs and ignition coils needed changing. After replacing the plugs and coils the ...
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MAZDA 3 2006 (UK) - poor acceleration then takes off at 3250 revs

I have a 2006 Petrol Mazda 3 1.6, with 74k on the clock. I have a problem where the car is really jumpy with poor acceleration when it is accelerating from 0 up to 3250 revs, it feels like it is ...
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2007 Mazda 3 2.3: Loss in Acceleration and Hard Shifting

I own a 2007 Mazda 3 2.3 L. I've been feeling a loss of acceleration and hiccups when driving in lower gears. My car also will hiccup in first gear and sometimes stall out. I have checked the oil and ...
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2003 Mazda 3 AC Relay Won't Close

I have a 2003 Mazda 3 with a strange issue. The AC wasn't working, and I found that the relay wasn't closing when the button in the cabin was pressed. The actual relay is fine. I opened up the relay ...
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How do I know if my car battery needs replaced or just fully charged?

I've had my Mazda 3 2013 since 2016. This winter in Massachusetts it's died on an almost daily basis in the morning, and sometimes at night if it's particularly cold out. I mostly drive to school, ...
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Dead battery, reversed polarity on jump, won't turn over with correct polarity

Total #rookiemove on my part - it was late, dark, I'd shovelled snow for an hour then decided to try and jump my car that had been sitting in the garage for at least a couple months without being ...
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how to check transmission fluid in a 2006 Mazda 3 with standard transmission

My 2006 Mazda 3 with manual transmission does not have a transmission dipstick. How can i check the fluid level? and thus how can I refill it? I have checked the manual and there is no mention of ...
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Radiator Flush Mazda 3 2010 - 100,000 miles

I'm working on flushing the radiator on my 2010 Mazda 3 at 10,000 miles. Am I correct to assume an appropriate process is to iterative by filling and drain the system with distilled/de-mineralized ...
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Spark Plugs Maintenance

I just changed my first set of spark plugs. I tend to think most things are just an excuse for companies to sell us things. I took a picture of spark plugs replaced out of my Mazda 3 after about 100,...
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Will replacing the rear shocks, required a wheel alignment?

About 2 months ago, I had a 4 wheel alignment done on my 2006 Mazda 3. Now I need to replace the rear shocks. I'm planning on replacing the shocks myself and I am trying to avoid having to get ...
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Mazda 3 fan motor

fixing a wrecked Mazda 3 I checked the fan motor by straight wiring and fan runs backward. Is this normal when straight wiring it or is the fan bad ?
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got into an accident and car doesn't start - mazda 3 [closed]

I'm not too familiar with cars. I got into accident and car doesn't start. Right after the accident, I was able to drive it for short distance til I found a parking spot where it completely stopped ...
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Fuel in the solenoid purge valve line

Today I was going to replace the purge solenoid valve in my Mazda 3 2006. I was having problems starting up the car every time after refilling gas. I in a post that the likely culprit was the solenoid ...
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Does outside temperature sensor affect the HVAC system?

Car: 2010 Mazda 3 2.5L Manual My car's outside temperature display is way off. It is showing warmer than the actual temperature. For example: Today the real temperature was -9C and it showed +18C. ...
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Why would my brake pedal go halfway to the floor before the brakes engage?

I've got a 2008 Mazda 3i with 120k miles on it, manual transmission. The brake pedal started going halfway to the floor before the brakes engage, although braking action seems normal after that, maybe ...
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What is causing Mazda 3 overheating and cold heater?

I have a 2006 Mazda 3 s with 167,000 miles. The engine is overheating and the heater stops blowing warm air soon after starting the car. I replaced the thermostat to no avail. I took it to a radiator ...
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RPM Lagging On Mazda 3 - 2008

i have mazda 3 2008 with auto transmission. after drive for 10-15 mintues the rpm get lagging. (when the lag start i lost a little performance on car :: pushing the pedal the rpm goes to 4000 but ...
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Mazda 3 Sedan 2010 - Replacing trunk light holder

As stated in the title I am trying to figure out a way to pull out the holder from the trunk of my 2010 Mazda 3 Sedan. Adding more to the situation, the holder has melted and is now moved a bit inside,...
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Low End AC is 150+ PSI

I drive a 2012 MazdaSpeed 3. A couple weeks ago I noticed that my AC was blowing hot air. I went to recharge the AC as I figured I may have had a leak and lost coolant but turned out that my low end ...
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Description of car

Could someone please tell me what BI and BL mean for Mazda. I have to purchase two front wheel wheel bearings and it’s a 2013 model Mazda 3. But I’m not sure weather that BL and BI is anything ...
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How can I diagnose what's causing oil on spark plug threads?

I changed the spark plugs for the first time on my 2008 Mazda3, ~118k miles. Three of the four plugs had oil on the threads, on the top of the plug (where the wrench sits), and on the electrode. The ...
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2004 Mazda 3 stalls and bogs down on cold starts

So my 2004 Mazda 3 (JDM 1.5L model) stalls and hesitates during acceleration after a cold start. However, It runs perfectly after 7-10 minutes of idling. The only error code I have is for an upstream ...
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Car stalls and bogs down on cold start while accelerating

My 2004 Mazda 3 (JDM version, 1.5L engine) stalls when I give it gas or try to accelerate. If it doesn't stall then the rpms would go down to almost 0 and then rise back up. Dash lights comes on when ...
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Brake grinding noise audible at low speeds after strut replacement

My brakes are fairly new, about 1 year old and about 80% left I had my struts replaced for my Mazda 3. When I drove after that it made a lot of grinding noise which was audible at low speeds. I went ...
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03 Mazda 3 ECT constant 88°C and fan cycling on and off constantly

Someone brought me a 03 Mazda 3 to look at and while checking some unrelated things I noticed that the radiator fan was cycling on 15 seconds and off 15 seconds constantly, even though the ECT was ...
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How can I disable tire pressure monitoring in my 2009 Mazda 3?

How can I disable the tire pressure monitoring system on my 2009 Mazda 3 so that it doesn't warn me upon starting the car and doesn't maintain a yellow warning light on the dash if it can't detect the ...
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How can I disable iStop in a 2009 Mazda 3?

I purchased my 2009 Mazda 3 new with a 2L petrol engine, manual transmission, and iStop. I would like to disable this iStop feature completely. Is there any DIY way to do this, or must I take it ...
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Difficulty finding oil filter for 2012 Mazda 3

My GF's Mazda 3 S 2012 came with a filter that was Hastings LF113. The almighty interwebs couldn't tell me how that converts to other brands so I went into the book at AutoZone to find it by the make ...
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Mazda 3 speedometer not functioning

I have a 2004 Mazda 3 manual transmission that I purchased recently. The speedometer and of course the odometer are not functioning. I have checked to see if I would be able to replace a vehicle speed ...
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Should a 2004 Mazda 3 run after jumping when battery has a dead cell?

I have a 2004 Mazda 3. It got a new battery just over 2 years ago. About 8 months ago, the alternator died and I had that replaced and everything seemed fine in the months since then, including as ...
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Why don’t my non-driver door locks unlock?

I have a 2005 Mazda 3 (SP 2.3) with roughly 133,000 miles on it. For a couple of years now, my non-driver door locks have not unlocked properly. The problem is when I use my keyless entry to unlock ...
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2006 Mazda 3 blown fuse 53 washer fluid pump, how to find short?

My washer fluid pump fuse 53 keeps blowing when I turn the ignition key. I bought a live wire checker and can operate it as per instructions. Can someone help point me in the right direction with ...
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Mazda Axela 2009 Pioneer C9P5 Head Unit

My car is a Mazda Axela 2009,it has a Pioneer C9P5 Head Unit installed; a flat battery has wiped the settings for the backing camera, how do I restore it?
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Mazda 3 (1.6 L 4EAT - BKL3 Z6) Vacuum Line for Sea Foam

I have heard a lot about Sea Foam and would like to try out in my mazda 3 2010. I am planning to put a can in the Gas Tank, half a can in the Crank Case and remaining half into the intake through ...
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Electrical issues with Mazda3 '07

Recently I started experiencing some weird electrical issues with my car: FM stations settings get lost My remote key gets unpaired The engine often shuts down at intersections (when stopping) as if ...
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Madza3 2008 can't remove headlight wiring harness

I have a 2008 Madza3 and I'm trying to replace a low-beam bulb (passenger side). However, I can't get the wiring clip off of the bulb prongs. I've tried pulling hard and wiggling it all directions ...
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How to prepare a car for one year of storage

This is basically the opposite question to Reviving a vehicle that has been idle for a long time I'm planning to leave my 2014 Mazda 3 in undercover storage for a year, and was wondering what steps I ...
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Mazda3 2013 Skyactiv-G 2.0, after 3 years using 5w40 is it Ok to lower the grade (thinner oil like 5w20 or 0w20) as recommended by manufacturer?

Context Mazda 3, US version, model 2013, Skyactiv 2.0 engine, gasoline, hatchback, manual transmission. I got the car from the US with 24,000 miles and 0w20 Penzoil full synthetic on it, according ...
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AC turns itself off - 2004 Mazda 3

I have this odd issue where if my AC is on - usually on the face/feet setting and seemingly only if the fan is above 1, the AC will just turn itself off. EDIT: it usually will be on for a while, it ...
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2012 Mazda3 Bang and Lurching Forward at Cold Start

I notice a loud noise when I remove the parking brake and release the brake pedal on a cold start in my 2012 Mazda3 after I put the vehicle into drive. It sounds like a really devastating bang, but it ...
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Scratched my rim and wheel on curb what should I do? Leased car

I'm 17 and I literally just got this car. I scratched it, as you can see in the picture below. No, I'm not a bad driver and this hopefully won't ever happen again. It was a mistake - my friend was ...
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Manual Tranny jerkiness on and off throttle

2006 Mazda3 here. What is the expected smoothness in a manual transmission when letting on and off throttle. Here are my observatons. When releasing + pressing throttle car bounces/rocks forward like ...
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Mazda 3 Gear Shift and Gear Indicator

I have a 2013 Mazda 3 i Grand Touring. I was driving today on the freeway. I had just exited one freeway onto another, and had to slow down a bit because of the car in front of me and the curve of the ...
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Tire crack, requires replacing or not? [duplicate]

This morning I noticed the following crack in the sidewall of my front tire. Wasn't sure if it was anything serious so I took it to the nearest tire shop and asked a couple of the guys working there ...
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Reverse gear and marble noise

On my Mazda3 sometimes my gear shifter doesn't seem to throw all the way, and whenever I engage the clutch I hear what sounds like marbles. What could be the cause of this? I can put car in neutral ...