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  1. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    im not sure where to put this thread so sorry if its in the wrong section. my car makes this loud clenking noise when i start the car with the a/c on, only happens when i leave the car off for a while and if i turn the car on with out a/c it will be fine, it only makes the sound once and it...
  2. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Idk if this has been brought up before.. But, when I have the A/C on with my 2010 Mazda 3 2.0 it seems to struggle pretty badly. Performance is hindered and the engine just feels like there is no power sometimes lol. It's like the A/C is leeching the engine.. Sometimes when I start off from a...
  3. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    How to take off the A/C temp control panel and also this piece shown below, please help.
  4. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello, this is my first post. I purchased my car on Mar 2010, a 2010 mazda 3. very happy with it, zero problem so far. Until last weekend, i found out my A/C does not blow cool air at all, so I decide to let the dealer take a look today. First, they told me that will be $145 to find what the...
  5. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello. New member Thought I would post this.I haven't seen this mod done too much on the 2010 3's .So here you go hope you like.:rock 1:
  6. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    So I took my 2010 Mazda 3 (6mt hatch) purchased 12/19/2009 (now has 34k miles) for service like a week ago due to a noise I was hearing when I started my car, when I went to move and/or switch gears and if the car surged while in 1st or 2nd. One of the noises they told me was wheel hop (which I...
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    Hi All, I have a 2010 Mazda 3, and have been perfectly happy with it until just recently. When I use the A/C, it works fine, but the car runs like !*?%. Huge loss in power and chugs along. I have had it to the dealer once, and they said "It must have been real hot that day, and the car has...
  8. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello all. This is my first post here, but I used this site extensively when researching my Mazda 3 purchase, and I'm hoping some of you amazingly knowledgeable people can help me out. I purchased my 2010 Mazda 3 S GT around the middle of May, and for the first month and half the A/C was...
  9. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    It's finally getting warm in LA this week, and I just started using my A/C and am kinda underwhelmed by it's performance. Even on the "max a/c" setting, the air coming out is definitely cool, but it's for sure not the blast of cold air that was coming out of my '04 civic. Is anyone else...
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    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Just wondering if everyone else's car basically gets it's balls cut off when you turn your A/C on. I have the S Sport Hatch and sometimes it seems like it should have a little more power when the A/C is on.
  11. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    i noticed after extended periods of driving (about 30 min, what's considered extended here :tongue:), the area around the a/c controls get hot to the touch. just that area. a/c's not in use and recirculating air. this is the sport model, btw. anyway, i'm gonna talk to my service department about...
  12. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Just wondering for those who have Sirius, is there a way to have the information in that box scroll when the title is too long?
  13. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I just wanted to see if anybody else had this problem. Whenever the compressor kicks on for the first time after my car has been sitting around for a long time (usually overnight), it will make a loud grinding noise for about half a second. If I let the car warm up before I turn on the...
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