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  1. Mazda 3 2006 transmission problem.

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Greetings, I have problems with my mazda, she runs after a while she turns on the light of at and turns it off, when I turn it off and on again I turn on the powersteling light and that of the at and the light of the changes does not turn on , I put it in drive and it stays in neutral. That...
  2. 2006 Mazda 3 2.0L starting issue

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    So my wife drives a 2006 Mazda 3 2.0L manual. Been having a problem when she starts it, it'll do the typical engine revving sounds etc like it's trying to start but will not start the first time. She'll put the key back to the off position and try again and it'll start the second time but...
  3. 2006 mazda 3 intermittent AC

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    So I started noticing my mazda's ac was occasionally coming on and off and the problem seems to be getting worse now, or I'm just noticing it more in the summer. The problem would occur under various driving conditions, stop and go, highway, etc. Usually the AC would blow cold for 10-15 minutes...
  4. 2006 Mazda 3 Regular Maintenance

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Are 2004 Mazda RX-8 struts compatible with a 2006 Mazda 3? If not where can I get some decent quality struts with spring assembly for all 4 wheels for the lowest price possible? Also I am looking for wheel bearings as well for all 4 wheels. Thanks for the help. Any advice is greatly appreciated!
  5. 2006 MZ3 sedan Engine swapp

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    Hey guys this my first time on here ,I'm just hoping u guys could help me out with a few tips. I have a 06 mazda 3 2.0l but I'm trying to upgrade to either the 2.0 ford EcoBoost or the regular ford 2.5 engine, but I wanna kno if I have to change my transmission as well along with the engine...
  6. Mazda 3 2006 Rod Knock=Blown Engine

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hey, I have 2006 Mazda 3 and recently got a rod knock in the engine. I didn't realize what it was until the engine blew up. And now I don't know if I should either buy a rebuilt engine, scrap the car, or resell it. I bought the car for $2700 like two months ago with only 95,000 miles. But the...
  7. 2006 mazda 3s hatcback brake dust shields

    Suspension / Brakes
    does anyone know where to get front brake dust shields for my sons 2006 mazda3 s hatchback with 2.3 motor.??im from maine and even dealers are telling me they cant locate a set for the fronts.they look like a c and have 3 small bolts that bolt shield onto the knuckle.oly ones i cant find are...
  8. 2006 MZ3 cutting revs when cornering hard

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    2006 Mazda 3, 2.0L 5spd auto. Only way I can describe it is when I'm turning hard into a corner and try to put some power down nothing happens it sort of feels like it's cutting the revs until I straighten the wheels a bit more. I've tried to Google about it but can't seem to find anything, is...
  9. Help! 2006 Mazda 3 2.0L

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    What is the hole on the cylinder head that is between the #2 and #3 spark plug tubes? It is threaded. I noticed some coolant on the two ignition coils. Could it be coming from this hole?
  10. 2006 Mazda 3i Trans Problem?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I have an 06 Mazda 3i. I got it with a bad transmission and put a new one in it. It had 156k miles on it and was in great condition. 3 months later, I’m having issues. I did notice right after I scraped/bottomed out on a hard mud spot in a driveway I had this issue - anyway, the car drove fine...
  11. 2006 Mazda 3 2.0l needs new engine. LOOKING TO BUY

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hey everyone! Very new to this forum but I've had my Mazda 3 for 2 years. Well a month ago it jumped time and bent cylinder components. I got quoted a crazy price for a new engine. I have money so I was hoping someone on here has a good running engine ready to sell. We have a trailer to come...
  12. Mazda 3 2006 Hand Break adjusment

    Suspension / Brakes
    Hello, About a year and a half ago, I replaced my breaks - 4 discs and 4 sets of break pads. I just noticed that when I'm pulling the hand break during a drive, the rear wheels are not getting "locked". When the car is in neutral, and the hand break is pulled, the car holds. When the car is...
  13. 2006 Mazda 3 - What to expect

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hello all. First post. I have a couple of questions about my Mazda3. I purchased it new in 2006. I have been keeping up with regular maintenance. It's been about 12 years now, and oddly enough there is very little rust on the body. The engine also has very low milage. I broke 80,000km's...
  14. 2006 Mazda 3 2.3l Transmission question

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Howdy, just wanted to ask if a transmission from the previous year (2005), will fit a 2006 2.3L automatic. Any help would be fantastic.
  15. Mazda 3 BK 2.0 2006 model track car build - with weight reduction info!

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    G'day from Australia! I just picked up my first Mazda, a 2006 Mazda 3 2.0 manual. This rocket is gonna be used on the track only, won't be street driven. Went on a mission to remove some weight from the vehicle. I'm keeping tabs in my phone of everything I gut out of the car. I am a 105kg...
  16. Mazda 3 MPS 2006 cluster / fuel guage issue

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    Hi peoples, I have a problem with FUEL level guage. Sometimes it reads very high like 150% full Sometimes it reads low. And when I turn off ignition and remove key, the fuel level will go to zero (which it's meant to do), but sometimes it will go up to 1/4 of a tank or some other random...
  17. Mazda 3 2006 2.0 Maxx Sport Resonator Delete

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hey guys, i'm new to all of this. I was wondering if anyone has done a resonator delete on the 2.0? How much louder is it? Just got the car and just want to make it sound a little better. An exhaust system is a bit too much $. How much would a resonator delete cost? Thanks
  18. FS: 2006 Mazda 3 Grand Touring Hatchback ($7000, Northern VA)

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    Excellent condition, 5-speed automatic, 97k miles, one owner, non-smoker, garage kept (home & work), 100% stock with clean CARFAX. Highlights: - Leather interior - Heated seats - Moon/sunroof - Bose speakers - Automatic windshield wipers - Automatic climate control Extras: - Handsfree...
  19. 2006 Mazda3 S Touring Sedan

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    Hey guys, after Hurricane Harvey, I was able to pick up my Winning Blue Metallic 2006 Mazda3 S Touring Sedan. Already enjoying the mpg compared to my V8 pickup that roughly got 10 mpgs.
  20. 2006 Mazda 3 AT (automatic transaxle) light

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    So I have a 2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3 Cylinder with 135K miles on it. I got it at 104K miles. A few days ago my dad did my oil change. I am certain he let out the oil (which is black/dark brown) and put new oil and a new filter on. After the oil change my AT light came on and it started shifting into...