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  1. 2012 Skyactiv Manual Transmission Fluid Change

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Very nice write up. Thank you. I'll be doing it this month to mine. Have about 47K miles and stating to notice some notchiness in shifting.
  2. Severe wind noise - rear drivers door

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey, did you happen to get the door guard that was mentioned to see if that would solve the problem? I've been battling with this ever since I posted here for the first time about this issue. I've tried painters tape, rubber window gaskets, and nothing had helped. It would be of HUGE relief to...
  3. 6MT Skyactiv troubles

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Mine also does it. Can someone help me understand what I would be experiencing if my synchro is bad on one of the gears? When I shift from 3rd into 4th I can feel the shifter "catching" on something about 85% of the time. It's not a grind or anything it's just that it feels as the shifter goes...
  4. Sibling rattling noise from The rear of the car

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    rear shock mounts...rattling against the body of car... insulating the shock mounts by applying some rubber washers helps. i havent done it to my car yet, but read some other people have. dont mess with the gas tank...
  5. Dealer Installed Side Skirts - Possible Future Problems?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Quick Update: the car is at the dealer body shop this morning. They agreed to repair the rust and paint the holes free of charge since it was their fault. Hoping to get her back all repaired without any BS dealer mess ups like scratches, etc. Will let you all know how it turned out.
  6. Dealer Installed Side Skirts - Possible Future Problems?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Thank you all for all the help and support. I will call the dealership today and see if they will do it without a fight and if they try to give me hard time and try to get out of it, then I will tackle it myself based on the posted instructions. I will post an update today based on the dealer call.
  7. Dealer Installed Side Skirts - Possible Future Problems?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Do you have an instructions sheet on installing these? perhaps that could help me in taking them off and putting them on myself if I decide to do that.
  8. Dealer Installed Side Skirts - Possible Future Problems?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I completely agree that its bullshit that they didnt apply anything to the holes and taking them off myself seems like it would take quite some time. Do you guys think I can take it back and ask them to do this free of charge even though its been over a year? The body shop that put them on was...
  9. Dealer Installed Side Skirts - Possible Future Problems?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    When I bought my 3, the body shop department installed my side skirts. What I want to know is whether or not I will experience future rust out problems as they had to drill holes on each side to install these. I did ask them to apply paint on each drill hole but there is no way of telling. I can...
  10. Cause for concern?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I had my skirts installed at the dealer when I bought the car and they too did a crap job in my opinion. I had 2 or 3 clips showing and the skirt was clearly not flush to the car. I tried pushing on the skirt in that area and was able to pop one in. I was pissed I couldn't pop the other ones in...
  11. Transmission Fluid Change?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    What fluid did you use and did you have the dealer do it with your own fluid? I am at 21K miles and notice a notchy shifting into 4th...overall shifting is not as smooth as it was when the car had 5k miles and I want to enjoy the smooth tranny...
  12. 2012 Mazda3 SkyActive Rattle in the Back end

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Reinsulating the shock mounts is probably what took care of the issue. Based on the research that I've done, all the odds pointed to the shock mounts. I still have that noise and some other rattle that just appeared. I will try to take everything out of the trunk space and see what happens...
  13. '12 SkyActiv 3 with '10-'11 Front Lip

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    anyone can provide a part number for this lip? I think it would be a nice addition to the my 3. I already have the side skirts and this would complete the set up.
  14. Best Tires For Lots of Rain

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I am putting Michelin Pilot Exalto tires on my car tomorrow. I am actually swapping tires with my wife's Civic as we are getting ready to sell it. Those Pilot Exaltos handle very well in rain and received very good ratings. Got them at Sams Club for a very good price. Excited to see change in...
  15. Has anyone installed or heard of Car LED Light Emblems?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    i think these are quite ricey...
  16. Skyactiv Owners Beware: Intake Valve Deposits!

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Would using Shell gas help? They advertise that their gas has things that help prevent build ups from happening. I use Shell every once in a while, but after seeing some of these pics, I think I am going to do it more often.
  17. What Did You Do To Your Mazda 3 Skyactiv Today?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Are these the 18 inch wheels from Speed 3? They look amazing.
  18. TSB for Skyactiv Fuel System

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Recalls / TSB / SSB
    Interesting. I went in to get my oil changed about 4 months ago and service adviser said there was a recall on my car that had something to do with the car stalling after long idles. All they did was reprogram my ECU. seems that was the same TSB/Recall that is mentioned in this thread.
  19. Changing the front speakers in 2012 Mazda 3 skyactive

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    again, great write up. thank you. So, were the stock speakers true 6x8?
  20. 2012 Mazda3 SkyActive Rattle in the Back end

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Good luck. Let us know if that fixes the issue that you are having.
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