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  1. How to fix Hard Ride (and Clunking)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey I've got a 2012 3i Hatchback with 116k, and I believe the ride has been getting rougher over the last 10k miles or so. I mean by that for example that going over speed bumps is very uncomfortable unless at a crawl. It has also recently started making a knocking noise in the rear when going...
  2. Hard to shift into and out of 2nd, 4th, and reverse

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Sorry if this specific issue has already been asked and resolved. I searched everywhere and couldn't find an answer. I recently picked up a 2008 Mazda 3 S. It's my first manual car so I don't really know what's normal or not. Anyway, the gear shifter distinctively clicks into and out of 1st...
  3. hard wire dash cam

    Interior / Exterior
    I am looking at this to remove overhead console forums/2014-2018-mazda-3-skyactiv-how-guides/202138-diy-2017-overhead-console-removal.html does anyone know what wire is only hot with ignition on? I have a 2018 Mazda 3 GT
  4. 2006 MZ3 cutting revs when cornering hard

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    2006 Mazda 3, 2.0L 5spd auto. Only way I can describe it is when I'm turning hard into a corner and try to put some power down nothing happens it sort of feels like it's cutting the revs until I straighten the wheels a bit more. I've tried to Google about it but can't seem to find anything, is...
  5. DRL setup hard on high beam bulbs; reroute to fogs

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    The stock setup of the high beams running at half voltage as the DRLs is bad for the filament of halogen bulbs. Halogens need to run at (near or over) full voltage for the actual halogen cycle to work. Lifespan and luminosity are both negatively affected with the stock setup. Inspection of...
  6. RSB hard or soft

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Just purchased end links and a progress RSB, what is the best position? Im a daily driver that just its annoyed by the understeer of the car... thanks in advance
  7. 2009 white instrument cluster is hard to see in day light

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    Hi I have a mazda 3, 2009\2010, the one with 3 tube type instrument clusters. Mine has the white dial, the figures light up red when the lighters are on. The trouble i and my partner have is that in normal light, you need an extra moment to focus to see what your speed is. when the lights are...
  8. E brake pulls hard but doesn't hold

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Just joined group today. I have a 04 Mazda 3 hatch, the woman has a 06 Mazda 3 sedan. Both cars have e brake issues. the brake seems to hold a very little bit, but if you push on the car, (or lean on it while pumping fuel) it will roll. Im very familiar with cars and have been working on them...
  9. Front rattle noise when cruising through hard uneven roads

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Recalls / TSB / SSB
    I've been trying to find a TSB on this but couldn't find one, anyway, my car had this annoying rattle almost like something is loose on the front when passing through hard-uneven parts of the roads. Having only 18K miles on the car, i was worried that a link or bushing had gone bad. But what i...
  10. Occasional Hard Shifting

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    My new-to-me '15 Touring 6-speed with 106K miles sometimes gets "stuck" or "hung up" shifting between gears. When it does, it can happen in any forward gear while moving. Releasing pressure off the shifter and trying again (without double clutching) solves it every time. The clutch does not...
  11. Manual shifting out of Reverse Trouble/ Hard resistance. Help.... SOLVED!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I have a 2016 mazda 3 sport hatch manual . I have had no problems shifting into and out of any gears until randomly trying to leave the bank today. The problem: I reversed out of a parking spot and when I tried to disengage reverse into neutral and back into first to leave. I couldn't move the...
  12. Looking pretty hard at the Mazda3 5-door

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello from KC! Currently looking pretty hard at the 5-door Mazda 3. (Touring 2.5 with manual, soul red) Registered to get as much intel as possible before making a final decision. After some initial research, I did a test drive last night and got an offer from the dealer. Waiting to hear back...
  13. Hard Mount Radar Detector

    2007-2009 Mazdaspeed 3 Performance & Mods
    Broke out my old Beltronics 995 Detector and mounted it up on the mirror using a hard mount. Hardwired it to switched power as well so on and off with the key. Semi hidden when viewed from the front. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 2014 On Cold Days Hard to get Out of Park

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have to press the brake hard a few times. I know about the release (did NOT have to use that method yet). Is there an adjustment before I bring it back to the dealer? I know that this is a common problem on many cars...
  15. Hard to get into gear at full stop, is my clutch dragging?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi guys. First, let me start with the specs. Car is 2004 mazda sedan, 1.6 petrol engine with 5 gear manual, FWD, European version. Car has 148k km on it, so around 92k miles. For some time i have been having this issue, when in complete stop, i cant engage 1st gear (sometimes no gear at all) ...
  16. M3 Getting Old, But Still Hard to Beat!!!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    The M3 may be getting old but remains the new standard....:) C&D July 2016 still votes it #1 &#1 28079;&#1 28079;&#1 28079; 1. Mazda3 2. 2016 Civic 3. Cruze 4. Elantra 5. Sentra
  17. Solid Engine Light on Hard acceleration!

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I have just purhased a 2005 1.6 DI Diesel Turbo, when i do hard acceleration the yellow engine light comes on solid and enters limp mode. soon as i cycle the key it goes back to normal and the light goes out untill i accelerate hard again in 4th gear around 60mph this happens. Any suggestions...
  18. cmu hard drive location?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    i cant seem to find any info on the physical location of the hard drive used by the CMU. I found what I'm looking for: SoC ARM Cortex-A9
  19. Removing plastidip from hard to reach places

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi does anyone know of a way to remove plastidip from the seams/cracks in between body panels? I plastidipped the chrome part on my front grille but didn't think and masked as close to the chrome part as possible, so now I don't have any overspray that I can grab and peel off.
  20. hard braking at high speed

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So, I've been in my Mz3 now for about 3 months and had to STOMP on the brakes today for the first time (sudden bottleneck brought highway traffic from 60-70 mph down to a dead stop). Could feel the ABS system kick-in and was very impressed that the car held a straight-line and didn't tip...
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