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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Steering wheel/gas pedal vibrations after new tires and wheels

I'm familiar with SE but new to the Mechanics side of the site. Anyway, I bought new wheels and tires for my 2005 Mazda 3 S hatch back in June. I upgraded the then-current "MB" brand 16" aftermarket ...
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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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HVAC Flow Control - A/C Won't Blow Through Dash Only

In my 2010 Mazda 3, the switch that adjusts the flow control works generally, but when I adjust it to blow only through the dash vents, it still blows primarily at the feet (the adjacent setting) and ...
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Is this a bad engine mount?

So it's my first time opening the hood of my car, only to find this. I came to ask because this doesn't look normal, I dont know any reason what could cause this as its a new unit, 600 kms on my odo ...
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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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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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Mazda 3 hatchback 2003 fuel loss of acceleration power

I was driving to work this morning,making about 100kmp and all of sudden the acceleration drop and could not go more than 80 km/p , no matter how I press the gas pedal,makes only noise but not ...
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2007 mazda 3 i 2.0 spinning and not starting, timing chain broken?

my wife was driving it last summer down the highway and she said it lost power then died on the offramp and could not get it to start again. when I got there and turned the key it sounds like its ...
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2005 Mazda 3 2.3L rough idle

My 2005 Mazda 3, 128,300 miles and manual transmission, has been running well for quite a while but a couple of weeks ago it started idling rough/low once warmed up and even stalled a few times when I ...
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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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Both brake lights cause radio interfere. Can both bulbs be defective?

I had recently posted a question about this (Active brake lights interfere with radio station on ‘16 Mazda CX-5?) and I ended up removing all the lightbulbs in the car. After removing all bulbs in ...
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Code P2177, engine noise and power loss?

I have a 07 Mazda 3 and it seems like ita getting worst by the day. I have a check engine light on with the code P2177 System too lean, I'm pretty sure its losing its power when accelerating. I'll be ...
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Overheats only when running at low RPM

Car in question is a 2010 Mazda 3 2.5L. 193,000kms. My car's temperature starts to rise when idling or driving at low RPM. Before this problem started, the coolant temperature always stayed at 88C. ...
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2008 Mazda 3 Power Steering Malfunction ligh

So I have a 08 Mazda 3 and I had the power steering malfunction light come on. So I had a mechanic take a look and after reading around, I found it may be the electric pump that is in the Mazda 3. ...
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My car wont start and is silent when turning ignition, but lights, radio etc will come on. What is the most likely culprit?

When trying to start my car the lights, radio, and all auxiliary components will turn on, but the car is silent and not trying to turn over. However, if I shift my car out of park and back into park a ...
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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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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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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 putting an automatic car into neutral at stop lights significantly harm the transmission?

I drive a 2013 Mazda 3, in case that makes any difference to the answer. There seems to be a few discussions on the web which indicate that putting an automatic car into neutral does not ...
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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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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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Is it possible to “hack” the behavior of the cruise control of Mazda 3

I would like it to do +10 instead of +1 per button press (the same for minus)?
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Is this Mazda 3 motor mount broken?

I hear a metallic vibrating/grinding/chatter noise on the passenger side when I accelerate. I only hear it when the clutch is engaged and engine is under load. I hear it particularly strong when ...
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Mazda 3 OBD - CAN codes(ELM327) Programming

I have Mazda 3 (2005) and i read a while ago that i can use ELM327 (OBD2) to automate many tasks like. Lock & Unlock my cars doors Check whether my car doors are locked Check A/C Temperature ( I ...
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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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What can I do to get a sound warning when fuel gets low?

In my Mazda 3 from 2018 I find it very weird that I do not get a warning when my fuel gets low. What can be done about this (if anything?), because multiple times I got very scared with only a few ...
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Random whirring noise comes from the passenger side of the engine - AC related?

My 2006 Mazda 3 is making a whirring noise at random and it seems to originate in the passenger side of the engine, over where the belts are. It has 193,000 miles. There are 2 other things that I ...
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Evap System Leak, Repair and Clear Codes to Pass USA State Emission Inspection?

I'm aware of two related issues here Does Check Engine Light Clear Itself... I need the correct 2010 ... drive cycle steps to clear a “Permanent ” P0456 code I've just completed a particularly nasty ...
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How do I remove this fuel line connection?

This one has me fooled. I've never seen a quick connect like this without some mechanism to remove the connection. Generally you push something, remove something or use a quick connect special tool ...
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Mazda 3 1.5 AT 2018 Short turbo whistle sound during transmission switch from 2nd to 3d

I have a problem with my new Mazda 3 1.5 AT 2018, I hear whistle (sounds like a turbo blow-off valve) during transmission switch from 2nd to 3d, every day and after every traffic light. But when I ...
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My Mazda 3 2006 runs and idles but has no power at pedal

I have replaced the throttle body.. Pedal sensor. Mass air flow and battery and relay. Tried the throttle relearn and still nothing
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should I replace the AC's expansion valve?

The problem: Mazda 3 2008 125 K miles this is the first major ( > $300) thing to need fixing on this car The problem originally was that when you turn the AC on you get some cool air for about 20 ...
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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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Where is the fob receiver located in the 2005 Mazda 3?

I have a 2005 Mazda Mazda3 hatchback, for which the key fob remote lock/unlock has an increasingly short range. I've read @Edward's excellent answer to Remote does not always lock/unlock the car: ...
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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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Mazda 3 gear drops at high speeds

I have a 2013 Mazda 3 i Touring sedan, with about 39,500 miles on it. I've had no issues with it before. And I had a mechanic look it over about 6 months ago when I bought it. This just started last ...
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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 ...