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  1. Gear ratios for EU 1.6 2004

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi, I'm trying to diagnose underpowered acceleration on my European 2004 1.6 manual 5 speed. I'm trying to do this with PerfExpert app, which requires the exact gear ratios, which I cannot find anywhere. Can you tell me what are the gear ratios of my car? Also, where can I find this? Also...
  2. 2004 Mazda 3 Timing Cover VVT feed line seal

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    In the front timing cover of my 2004 Mazda 2.3L there is a bushing / seal of some sort that seals the joint between a feed line in the timing cover and the front of the engine block. It is is hard and not in good condition. I believe this oil feed line is for the VVT. I can't seem to find a P/N...
  3. 2004 Mazda 3 Timing Cover VVT feed line seal

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    In the front timing cover of my 2004 Mazda 2.3L there is a bushing / seal of some sort that seals the joint between a feed line in the timing cover and the front of the engine block. It is is hard and not in good condition. I believe this oil feed line is for the VVT. I can't seem to find a P/N...
  4. Oil Pump Pickup Tube (strainer) Install - 2004 Mazda 3 S

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I am having trouble installing the oil pump pickup Tube on the oil pump of my 2004 Mazda 3 S. I have the original gasket and a new gasket. They are not true O-rings. The cross section is taller than the width at the CL. The pickup tube has a shallow recess that I assume is for the gasket to fit...
  5. Oil Pump Pickup Installation - 2004 Mazda 3 2.3L

    2004-2009 Mazda3 How-To Guides
    I need help with installing the oil pickup tube to the oil pump of my 2004 Mazda 3 2.3L engine. The pickup tube has a recess that looks like it is for a regular o-ring. The gasket (?) that was originally installed does not look like a regular o-ring. The rings profile is not circular. It is...
  6. 2004 Mazda 3

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    loverly practical real hatchback .... pain to see its become high mileage ready to retire !!
  7. Rattling/grinding noise under hood 2004 2.3l

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I recently started my car and heard a loud noise coming from the engine. It went away/quieted down, so I drove the 5-10 minutes back home. I go out the next day and I still hear a noise, not like it was though. Seems to kinda come and go. Drove it for a few minutes to see if it went away, and...
  8. 2004 European Mazda 3 BK 1.6 Petrol 20 Km/h sound

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hello, I am the owner of a Mazda 3 BK 1.6 petrol from 2004. The car has Kilometers (95,600 Miles) on board There is a strange "click sound" that happens when the car passes over the 20 km/h mark (12 Miles / hour). It does this every time I start the car, after that it goes away. There are...
  9. HELP! Will 2007 2.3L fit in my 2004 Mazda 3 hatch?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    My 2004 Mazda3s is a manual and the only motor I can find right now (that's affordable) is from a 2007. Should I go for it?
  10. P0733 code 2004 Mazda 3 sport 2.3 liter

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hello. I'm new to the forum and wanted to put a question out there for anyone who may have experienced this problem. My nephews 3 sport has 185000 miles on it. Recently, I had a mechanic, who is licensed and a friend of our family do a rear main seal job. Well he ran into problems and ended...
  11. I can't lower the front seat in Mazda 3 2004!

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi all, I was testing the driver's seat lowering/raising lever. I successfully raised the seat to its highest setting, but now I can't lower it! The lever only seems to raise the seat and not lower it. My head is hitting the roof! Any ideas on how I can solve this? Many thanks in advance Jules
  12. 2004 mazda3

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    hello
  13. 2004 Mazda3 Xenon Bulb problem

    2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    So I bought my first Mazda3 a couple of months ago, and noticed when I got home that the driver’s side low beam light was burnt out. Not knowing much about the special HID Xenon bulbs, I went ahead and ordered 2 of these bulbs on rockauto.com (just in case the other was near dead as well, always...
  14. 2004 Mazda 3 AT Issues

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    So i have been having issues with my Mazda 3 Automatic Transmission. It seems like my transmission oil was low and caused some damages. I got a new transmission and had it installed. At first when i test drive it the new transmission was working fine but i noticed the AT light came on. I did a...
  15. 2004 Mazda 3 bogging down

    Engine / Drivetrain
    We just bought a 2004 Mazda 3 that wasnt running right, thinking it was a catalytic converter. It's hard to start, as in, I turn the key, it cranks a few times, will rev up, but then just die. After about 5 times, it starts and idles. But, when you press on the gas pedal, it bugs down real bad...
  16. Hello - 2004 owner here.

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Have a 2004 Mazda 3 with a 2.0. Has been a pretty good car. Over 200k miles on it and would like to keep it going as long as possible. Having some issues though which brings me here. Hope to get some help. Will post question in the appropriate location and hopefully get some guidance.
  17. Searching For A 2004 Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.3 L TCM

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Good Day Fellow Mazda 3 Fans, i'm in search for a 2004 Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.3 L TCM (Transmission Control Module) have tried searching on the web (Google) without any luck Anyone who is selling one or may know where i can get on. Kind Regards,
  18. 2004 Mazda 3 Window Help

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    Hi, I'm having problems with my 2004 Mazda 3 windows on the driver side and the passenger whenever I wind them down they get halfway and then they stop and make this jamming noise and then when I push the window down a little but and try again it goes all the way down, it does it going back up...
  19. Traded In a 2004 Mazdaspeed MX-5

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Got a 2016 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring. Wife was fed up with me having a standard. She never wanted to learn how to drive one. Drove that MX-5 off the showroom floor in April 2004. Will miss that car.
  20. 2004 Mazda3 HKS Exhaust

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Thoughts, comments, or concerns?
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