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  1. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Year 2 of my ownership -- all fluids got changed including the brake fluid. Motive doesn't make a cap that fits the Mazda reservoir, so I made my own. Bought a spare cap from the dealer (like $5), used a belt sander to smooth all that writing/letters off the top. Sealed up the vent...
  2. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    What brands or types of manual transmission fluid would you recommend for a gen 3? Red Line MTL? I'm going to do my 5k service tomorrow. oil..tires..brake/clutch fluid..might as well add in transmission fluid..its on the low side for some reason anyways.. then take it to the dealership to get...
  3. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Is there a way to adjust where the windshield wiper fluid is sprayed? 2 of the jets go right over the roof on to the rear window (!), one hits the hood in front of the windshield, 2 go off the side, and three actually hit the windshield. Thanks.
  4. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    My 2015 S Touring has about 70k miles. Does the transmission fluid need changed? My research says skyactiv vehicles do not need changing. Just wanted to confirm my vehicle is a skyactiv one. Besides oil changes and air filters, what other regular maintenance should I be doing?
  5. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Planning to flush the brake fluid in the spring, probably long overdue as my 3 is nearly 4 years old. The normal procedure is to start bleeding with the farthest from the reservoir and work your way up. So rear right, rear left, front right and finish with front left. However, I read a...
  6. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So I'm trying to figure out if my car actually has this light or not and so far the results are inconclusive. The manual simply has a little asterisk next to it that denotes 'some models' and there is no washer fluid light that comes on when you start the engine so I'm leaning towards maybe. My...
  7. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Anyone know how much it can hold?
  8. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    With the resurrection of the once dead "Brake Fluid" post I decided to take it upon myself to go ahead and do a half-assed flush on my 2014 Mazda3. It has 55,000 milers on it with about 70% city driving and 30% highway. I also live in the valley of the sun in Arizona so typically we get about 0%...
  9. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    New to forums I have a 2015 Mazda 3i touring Just hit 80k miles. I plan on changing the transmission fluid and want close to Oem spec fluid or better any suggestions?
  10. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    ~43K on the original fill. It was DARK - and the drain plug had dark (metallic) particles on it too, that wiped off. Just like on our Odyssey's auto trans filler plug, except that filler plug is magnetic. Not good in a manual trans, IMHO. I used Red Line MT-90 for refill. I've used Red Line...
  11. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Newb inquiry here. Just doing a routine check up on my mazda 3. Question is re brake/clutch fluid reservoir. I saw some tiny black particles/dirt inside the reservoir. But when I shook the reservoir inside it just mixed with the fluid. Is this normal? Thank you
  12. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Not my video but I thought I'd share what I used as guide. https://youtu.be/5p6t3cH6hW0
  13. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi, I just bought a used 2004 Mazda3 hatchback and it had a used transmission installed in December. They guy didn't drive it very much, he rotated out of the state every 2 weeks and would leave it in storage. Anyway there was a lot of fluid on the ground yesterday morning, maybe 1/2 quart...
  14. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    We've talked about this before - the manual is unclear. Who has had this service done - what time & milage were you at and how much did it cost? My 15 is due for oil and I'm contemplating brake fluid. Thanks for your input. Paul
  15. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I want to install a washer fluid sensor in my car. The factory wiring diagram is included with the windscreen washer fluid sensor connected to the "2S" input of the FBC module. For low liquid level, switch on the switch lock and the "2S" input of the FBC module to the ground. I plugged the...
  16. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    I have a 2010 Mazda 3 Sport 2.5L. I have been doing a lot of reading on here from threads that were 5+ years old on the matter. Of course there is always the 2 beliefs of whether or not to change the transmission fluid. The car was bought brand new by my father in law for my wife, he has since...
  17. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey Guys I wonder if anybody else also experienced this. My car is from the beginning of the year the Premium Model (all included) I guess this is like G model or maybe the GT?! Never mind... The first time I had to refill the windshield wiper fluid, it was after I got the indicator lit in the...
  18. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    This tutorial applies to 2014, 2015, and 2016 Mazda 3 with automatic transmission. I am not sure if Mazda tweaked the transmission design for 2017 onward, but process should be very similar. Tools needed: - Phillips head screwdriver (to remove the splash guard under the car) - Flat head...
  19. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    This tutorial applies to 2014, 2015, and 2016 Mazda 3 with automatic transmission. I am not sure if Mazda tweaked the transmission design for 2017 onward, but process should be very similar. Tools needed: - Phillips head screwdriver (to remove the splash guard under the car) - Flat head...
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