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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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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Emissions Test / U0121 CEL Disimissed Itself

I own a 2005 Mazda 3 (SP 2.3 Manual) and I took the car to get the annual emissions test. During the OBD part of the test, my CEL came on, and the test listed a code of U0121. As far as I can tell ...
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Mazda 3 2005 delayed tire rotation

Will there be any problems if I forgot to do a tire rotation on my mazda 3? I seem to have gone past 19000 km without ever rotating the tires. If I rotate it over the weekend, will there be any ...
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Car lurched slightly after changing rear brake pad

Long story short, after jacking up right rear, taking wheel off, putting back on and lowering, when I sat in the driver's seat, I felt a sudden further lowering (drop) in the right rear side. Could ...
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Mazda 3 really bad idle related to fuel pump

My Mazda 3 has suddenly been having rough idle issues. I have noticed that since yesterday, when my car is in idle it revs from the idle rpm(not sure if its 700-850rpm) to 1000 rpm then back again ...
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Gem Harness - MAZDA 2 1.6 2011

Can someone please explain to me what is Gem Harness? Is it something to do with wiring? Searched the net but could not find any convincing answer anywhere. The primary reason I am asking is because ...
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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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Single knock sound when stepping on gas

My mazda 3, AT makes a slight knocking sound when I suddenly press the accelerator pedal, and the engine is at low RPM and the gear is high. e.g. 1500rpm, 4th gear, at 40 km/h ATF Oil was changed ...
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correct English name for specific car part

I've spent hours to find what this part is called in English, could anyone please tell me ? it's close to front wheel
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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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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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My 2005 mazda 3 has power sometimes, runs great, then another ill start it and it has no power it just doesnt wanna go. Gas to the floor and all

I've changed spark plugs, coil packs, cleaned the body with 2+2, codes of thermostat and aor mass flow sensor came up. Car is not overheating. Runs fine then sometimes when started has no power to go, ...
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Rear Mazda 3 tyres wearing from the inside

My rear tires are getting worn from the inside. I don't know whether the rubber bushes are worn-out or is something else. There is that clanging sound from the back. I tried wheel alignment many times ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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vibration/right side shaking when driving past 60 kph, but only when accelerating

What seems to be the problem on my 2005 mazda 3. whenever I try to drive faster than 60kph and and accelerating, there seems to be a vibration that increases when I go faster, but it suddenly stops ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is this chemical residue on the car surface? If so, how do I repair this?

A couple weeks ago, I brought my car to a detailer. At the time, I asked the detailer to clean out some black marks that were on the white paint door surfaces on my car. I saw him use a pink bleach ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Mazda3 - Slight vibrations, noises and rocking

I just bought a 2006 Mazda3 with a manual tranny (first time stick driver) and it so far has been a great car barring any newbie manual mistakes. I've noticed a couple things that I am curious of ...
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What, if any, kind of mesh can I place over my cabin ventilation intake duct?

I experienced a loud rattling noise when I turned on my Mazda 3's A/C for the first time this season. So, I decided to take apart my ventilation system (cabin air filter compartment, and intake duct ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...