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  1. Gear ratios for EU 1.6 2004

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi, I'm trying to diagnose underpowered acceleration on my European 2004 1.6 manual 5 speed. I'm trying to do this with PerfExpert app, which requires the exact gear ratios, which I cannot find anywhere. Can you tell me what are the gear ratios of my car? Also, where can I find this? Also...
  2. Silly Gear change surggestions

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Does anyone else get silly gear change suggestions Like I'll be doing 30mph in 4th Gear and up pops 4->2 or 25mph in 3rd and up pops 3->1 40mpg 5th Gear 5->3 etc. Is it just mine only had the car just under a week
  3. 2nd gear is horrible

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I have a 2017 Mazda 3 2.5L with a m/t. Issue is seems like there could be a better 2nd gear that picks up faster, I hold out till 6000rpm hit 2nd and it feels more like I shifted into 3rd gear. Idk why 2nd gear is so sluggish. Is there a fix for this...a better 2nd gear, a better clutch? Does...
  4. Timing gear alignment - 2005 2.3L 5sp

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi, Rod bearings were exchanged on a 4 cyl 2.3L 5 sp and in process the timing gear box was dropped to access #2 and #3 . (pictures attached) With crankshaft movement it seems the timing gears are now misaligned. How can timing gears be properly aligned? Thanks!
  5. Is it just me? (New engine ruins this amazing car)

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I love this car so SO much (just like everyone else) but I had been having really noticeable gear changes in my lower gears like it feels underpowered or something. Took it into the dealer and test drove 2 mother 2019 3s (both a Mexico one and Japan one) they both had the same issue! Even the...
  6. Mazda 3 2014 2.5L SportNav Gear change problem

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all, wondering if anyone could help or advise. I have a Mazda 3 2014 2.5L Skyactive SportNav, I had the clutch changed last year and a short while after i noticed getting into gear (1,2&5) seems rather stiff sometimes. Its more noticable when the car is under acceleration, down shifting is...
  7. 2019 Mazda 3 Jerky from 1st gear to 2nd

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Hi! First time poster here. I did a test drive a 2019 premium AWD Mazda 3 sedan yesterday and noticed an issue. It's jerky from 1st gear to 2nd when I pick up speed fast. The speed was from 20 to 45 (after a corner) and the tachometer dropped from 3k+rpm to 2k+rpm and it felt like the car took a...
  8. Manuel Mode stuck in 1st gear

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    something weird happen today. I was driving my 14 IGT in manual mode on the highway when I hit some traffic. Didn't think much of it but when it started to clear up, I noticed my transmission stay in 1st gear. even on the tachometer, it just said M. No number. I switched to automatic mode and...
  9. Engine bogging in first gear

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    2018 Mazda 3 maxx sport manual. Pulling off in first gear sometimes feels like the car is about to stall. I've noticed this more if there's a slight incline. The car feels very bogged down, even with the accelerator pressed to the floor. It'll mostly recover itself and pull off, but every now...
  10. 2014 2.0 Skyactive Manual Gear Slipping

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hello Everyone first time poster although i peep the forums often. For a week or two now when I drive and lets say I am accelerating over 3K RPMS and im in 4th, the gear screen will go form 4th to 3rd or even 2nd and the RPMs will increase, it happens in 6th and will drop to 5th. Ive done a...
  11. gear box oil

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    hi all. need some help here. bought a mazda axela 2015 from japan(recond), automatic gearbox and did not obtained the manual. now that I've reached 50k km, I want to change the gearbox oil but still don't know what type of oil it accept. call the local vendor here and they don't even know...
  12. Replacing the outside piano black trim around gear shifter?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I just completed my second successful Mazda3 retrofit for Carplay/AA, but unfortunately cracked the glossy black gear shifter when I pulled it off of the middle console. Upon further inspection, it turns out my own Mazda3 also has a crack, in the same place (thought it was a scratch, not as bad...
  13. Gear lever vibration

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hi all, Currently on the hunt for a Sport Nav 2.0 165bhp in UK for my wife and test drive one yesterday. It was lovely and nothing wrong at all but I noticed a very slight vibration through the manual gear selector. It seemed to be constant and don’t change with engine load or speed so was...
  14. Shifts in 3rd gear roughly, slight jerk. On first few shifts

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I have a 2015 Mazda 3 S trim sedan with 55k miles on it and I live in Oregon. I let it warm up for a good 5 minutes before I drive it everytime it has the blue symbol for the car being cold. But for the first few shifts into 3rd (around 20 or 25mph I believe ) it shift roughly. It jerks a little...
  15. Eliminating gear shifter “wobble” - gear linkage bushes?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I’ve installed the JBR short shifter and all their bushings. I’m happy with the upgrade, but still don’t like the wobbly feel of the gear shifter. I’ve exposed the mount and it seems there are some plastic bushes linking the shifter to the cables. Would there be any upgraded options for...
  16. 2.5AT issue from 2nd to 3rd gear

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So this morning I drove to work, my 2.5AT was acting weird when shifting to 2nd to 3rd. The transmission would revs up about 700 rpm then up shift so there was a jolt after the rev. I wasn't sure if the torque converter was also slipping in 4th or 5th because I was paranoid and didn't want to...
  17. Diesel 2.2l MT shifting into second gear

    2014-2018 Diesel Engine
    I've noticed it last winter. Not sure if it is related to the colder weather or something else - but occasionally, especially when the engine is cold (sub zero temps during winter) it shifts into second gear a bit harsher than into other gears. Not nearly as bad as if you try to shift back to...
  18. Gear change less smooth

    FAQ / How To Articles
    I recently noticed when changing gears on my Mazdaspeed 3 it is ok but less smooth/seemless than it was when I bought it. Also can be sometimes difficult to find reverse. Anyone else experience this or know how to fix? Thanks.
  19. Wacky digital gear numbers

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have 2016 manual trans and I’m the tach is a digital display of what gear your in. I don’t know how to explain this bout the digit number looks stupid as it has full of lines through it. Is there a way to post a picture so I can show what I mean?
  20. 2004 with AT, no 4th gear

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I have a 2004 mazda 3 auto. It jumps around gears and after a while the AT light comes on and have no 4th gear it just revs up. Is this the tcm? If so where is it located? I heard it's in the ecu next to the battery? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. were is tcm location.