2004 to 2020 Mazda 3 Forum and Mazdaspeed 3 Forums banner


  1. Chirping from Alternator

    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. I keep chirping the tires in 1st... noob manual driver.

    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. Squealing / Chirping Noise

    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. Chirping sort of rattle at warm idle 2.0 hatch

    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. Chirping Noise at Low RPM

    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. Chirping noise

    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: