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  1. A/C Compressor Leak

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Put on a new a/c compressor last weekend, then vacuumed and recharged it to right amount of r134 on Monday. Was about to drive home when I noticed my car smelling like refrigerant. Turns out it was a bad pressure release valve. Is it possible to just replace that valve or I am going to have to...
  2. AC Relay caused compressor to not kick in for a few minutes

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I have only had our 2006 3 for a few months now, it is very used with 185k miles but was taken care of pretty well by the previous owner (single owner). One issue that started recently was the AC compressor would not kick on until a few minutes on the road. Once it did start it worked reliably...
  3. ac compressor problems

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi,everyone. I am reading a lot of article and posts discuss about ac compressor problems. Seems the air conditioner compressor of Mazda 3 especially 2004-2009 has more problems,comparing with other models car.For my experience, I have a 2009 Mazda 3, 2.5L and I found the effect of air...
  4. AC Clutch Slipping/Not Engaging Properly

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello! I have a 2006 Mazda 3 and the AC cut out completely recently. Got outrageous quotes at local shops and no real diagnosis, so attempted to tackle the job myself. There was proper voltage going to the clutch, but the circuit for the old magnetic clutch was open (infinite resistance). So...
  5. 2006 Mazda 3i 2.0L A/C Compressor Replacement

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hello, I was planning on replacing my ac compressor. I took off the old one. Can I drive it around to get the lines dried? Or have I royally screwed up already? P.S. I did not do much research before getting into this. Thanks.
  6. Portable air compressor for 2014-2015

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm looking for air compressor but most of them state 12-15A, Mz3 cigaret lighter is 10A per manual. I don't want to get an adapter to run directly from battery. Can anyone suggest affordable air compressor I could run from cigaret lighter without blowing fuse?
  7. Ac noise or compressor noise [FIX]

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So today I happen to be poking around and found a screeching similar to http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/2014-mazda-3-skyactiv-engine-performance/89386-2014-mazda-3-compressor-noise.html but much noisier. After some testing and playing with the HVAC system, I found out that my thermostat fan...
  8. 2014 Mazda 3 compressor noise ?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hello everyone, I have a noise coming from my engine on the passenger side and it sounds like a compressor. The noise does not come up all the time but often enough that I am concern now and know its not normal. The car is a 2014 Mazda 3 Hatchback base model with a 2.0L skyactiv engine with...
  9. Air compressor

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Any recommendations on a air compressor that works out of the 12 volt port? The Mazda 3 has a maximum rating of 10A, so the only one I found that could work was the LifeLine AAA compressor... I wanted something portable.
  10. AC Compressor on without light?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi there, I noticed last night when I set my heater to floor/windshield that it kicked the compressor on even when I turned off the a/c light? It seems like in either the floor/defrost or just defrost setting that the compressor is forced to come on even I just want pure heat. Is this normal...
  11. AC compressor

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    well as it is heating up here in NE Ohio I have had to use the ac and noticed that when the kicks on it is rough or more rough from what i can tell vs other vehicles I have had or driven. It is not that bad but just something i figured i would ask and was just wondering if anyone else has...
  12. FS: Husky 6 Gal. Air Compressor, tool cabnit and other random stuff

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    need clean out the garage, this is stuff i never use. will not ship anything due to large size. So cal pickup only, im in Beaumont, near Redlands and Mo Val. Husky 6 Gallon Air Compressor - $120 obo in great shape, just dusty. only used a few times, been sitting for a year. have 2 hoses but no...
  13. 2010 Mazda 3 A/C Compressor Clutch Redesign + moar!

    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...
  14. A/c grinds when compressor first kicks on

    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...