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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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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TPMS Light Coming On Incorrectly

Since owning my 2017 Mazda 3 -- I've had the TPMS light come on a total of four times in four months, three of which were false alarms, one of which was genuine. I regularly check my tyre pressures at ...
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What is this metal thing under my passenger seat?

In my Mazda 3 BL (manufactered 2010, version for EU) there is this (see picture) metal thing under my passenger seat, what is it? Same thing is also under the drivers seat.
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Can fuel dilution significantly lower oil pressure?

Low oil pressure light flashes at idle when the engine is warm. It doesn't do that when the engine is cold and it flashes more frequently the warmer the engine gets. The light doesn't flash or isn't ...
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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 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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2013 Mazda 3 Engine not turning off while pushing the start/stop button

My 2013 Mazda 3 does not turn off the engine while pressing the start/stop button. If I continuously press the start/stop button for three or four times then engine stops and goes to the acc mode. ...
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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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Annoying knock/clunk noise

Got an annoying knocking noise over speed bumps. No rattles on bumpy roads or uneven road, just over speed bumps. Its a one off knock/clunk and sounds like something in the trunk/boot moving around ...
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What can cause high coolant temp and check engine light

I've got a 2008 Mazda 3i Touring, 5 speed manual, with about 145k miles on it. A few weeks ago, after my wife got home from work, we noticed the coolant temp gauge on the dash was fully at high and ...
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Will replacing the rear shocks require 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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Engine swapping / ECU swapping

I’m looking to change my 2.0L mazda3 engine to a newer 2.5L turbo Mazda engine and I was wondering if I would need to completely swap the ecu or if my stock ecu could run this engine.
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MAF error after replacing short ram intake and MAF

I bought my 2004 Mazda3 used and it had a Short ram intake. I replaced the filter with a K&N filter that was slightly longer than the one that came with the car. It was jammed in there bending ...
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Annoying Noise Back Of The Car

I have a Mazda 3 Sport 2017 which has developed an annoying noise from the rear of the car when I go over speed bumps. No noise when I bounce on the corner of the car, and the noise is much less ...
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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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Clutch Pedal Feels A Bit Grindy

Mazda 3 Sport 2017 with 22,000 Miles on the clock ( car had 20,000 miles when I purchased it ) Recently sometimes the pedal feels a bit grindy when bringing the pedal back upwards. The higher the revs ...
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clunking/popping/crackling noise at low speed

Does anybody know what could cause this clunking/popping/crackling noise only at low speeds when hitting a rougher surface- bumps, dips, stone roads (under 10-15 MPH) ? The position of the steering ...
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Brake light switch clicky

Mazda 3 2017 with 21,000 miles. The brake light switch ( brake relay switch ) seems to be a bit clicky and slightly stiff ( doesn't move in and out smoothly) Any ideas how to fix it ?
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Vehicle Theft Detected

Looking at engine codes on 2012 Mazda 3, there is something odd: P1260:00-22 theft Detected, Vehicle Immobilized P0138:00-28 O2 (oxygen Sensor) circuit high voltage (bank1, sensor 2) Vehicle starts ...
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Mazda 3 2015 ac not working

My Mazda 3 2015 ac is blowing hot air and my radiator fans aren’t turning on. What could be the issue?
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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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When to change oil for new generation Mazda?

I have a 2021 Mazda3 and MyMazda app is showing that I need to change my oil soon. I had an oil change at 4600 miles and it's telling me to change oil at 7600 miles, and it's currently at 7500 miles. ...
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Why would a car have a burning smell, but only when going uphill?

My girlfriend has a 2008 Mazda 3 which has developed a strange burning smell. It only does this when going up steep hills (8% grade or so) for more than a mile or two. The smell seems to be the ...
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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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Driver side window will not go up or down

2007 Mazda 3 driver side window will not go up or down ,put new motor & switch in still does not work.Getting no power to driver side window
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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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Car rattling suddenly resolved itself

2015 Mazda 3 hatchback with 105k km. It's in perfect shape. Last night drove on a bumpy road. Parked for a few hours. Coming back there was a little rattle from the rear on every single bump large and ...
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My 2004 Mazda 3 passenger window receives a signal to go down but not up. Could I get a little help?

So my 2004 Mazda 3 has an issue with the passenger side window not rolling up. I’ve narrowed it down to an electrical issue on the passenger side motor plug with a current tester. Every other ...
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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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'06 Mazda3 handbrake "popped out"

This happened a couple times many years ago, but I just can't remember the resolution. Basically if you incredible-hulk the handbrake on the Mazda3, it "pops out" to this overly upward ...
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Mazda 3 2010 - Engine Shake at Idle

I can feel a good shake of Engine when I start the car in the morning and specially after the engine has completely cooled down. The shake reduced a bit after I replaced the spark plugs some three ...
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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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2008 Mazda 3 engine cooling fan won't work

The electric engine cooling fan won't come on in my Mazda 3. The first thing I did (a mistake, in retrospect) is replace the original fan. When the new fan didn't run, I ran through the electrical ...
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Cannot pair/connect to the Bluetooth in my Mazda 3

I have a 2010-2012-ish era Mazda 3 that has the Bluetooth option in its menu. When I attempt to pair a phone it fails, despite me going through the steps correctly? How can I pair my phone? Do I have ...
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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 expected behavior after replacing the clutch on a Mazda 3?

I recently had the clutch replaced in my 2008 Mazda 3i manual transmission (last question in this saga I hope!). The car works now, but sounds and runs a bit differently than before. I expect some ...
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What else should I check and/or repair when replacing the clutch?

Based on a recent question I asked, I'm looking to have a shop replace the clutch in my 2008 Mazda 3i manual transmission with ~130000 miles on it. Before I do, is there anything else I should / could ...
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What caused my manual transmission to rev while shifting gears and now won't go at all?

I have a 2008 Mazda 3i Touring (2.0L engine) with a manual transmission, ~130k miles on it. For a few weeks, whenever I shifted gears the engine would rev (up to 3000-4000 rpm) for a second or two ...
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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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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 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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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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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 ...