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  1. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Started to hear a chirping noise coming from the engine once the car heated up. Turns out it's the alternator? Apparently it's charging fine for now but when its getting hot it causes a chirp noise, and it's fairly loud. The quote I got said that an aftermarket alternator is around $350 and a...
  2. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all, First post.... it's been awhile since I drove a manual transmission. My previous car was a honda prelude ( SS), and way before that a fox body mustang. I got a sweet deal on 2015 Mazda 3 sport with 48k miles on it, I was sick of worrying about when a auto trans will die... so I...
  3. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hello, I own a 2004 mazda3 s hatch with 140K and it's making a loud squealing noise upon starting my car in the morning and after work and a sort of chirping while accelerating. I have narrowed it down to the AC pulley however it's looking like it's not the belt but maybe the whole compressor...
  4. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So this is what I've begun to notice recently. At warm idle (so the lowest idle speed) in my 2015 i Touring hatch (so 2.0 engine) when I turn all the other noise generating stuff off like audio I can hear a sort of faint chirping sound. It doesn't sound like it should be natural to the engine...
  5. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hello! I have searched all over the internet for solutions to this problem, and I have found similar problems to mine but nothing exact. My car is a 2010 Mazda 3. Whenever I accelerate at low RPM, there is a chirping noise coming from the front of the car, presumably the engine. It does NOT...
  6. 2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    This usually happens when the a/c is on but in this case it was happening when I hit the gas pedal. Anyone know how to fix this? :offtopic:
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