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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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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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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Mazda 3/Axela RVM light when OBD2 adapter connected

I have connected a OBD2 adapter (Bluetooth ELM327) to my 2010 Mazda Axela (1990cc) and I've noticed that when my phone is connected to the adapter, the Mazda RVM alert lights on the side mirrors come ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How i can change the language to radio for Mazda Axela 2014?

how can i change the language to radio for Mazda Axela 2014 what type of video can play the dvd?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...