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  1. AC clutch disengaging at idle

    2004-2009 Mazda3 How-To Guides
    Greetings, amateur gear head here. Replaced ac clutch coil, pulley, cover, belt, rewired, etc. AC clutch engages when driving, but disengages at idle/low rpm. I know the clutch disengages for sure as i watched it happen. Pressure seems good. AC works well when driving (really cold air). It is...
  2. Strange noise at idle

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello everyone. This is my first post, though I've gotten a good foundation of information from this site. I've had my 3 for a little over a month. Now that I've noticed this noise, it's driving me nuts. I was sitting in my car, parked, engine running, with the radio turned down. I started...
  3. Exhaust rattling at idle! Please help

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Just got my 2014 Mazda 3 back from the dealer yesterday after replacing my CV joint and both front wheel bearings (was around $1000) and now I am noticing a rattling sound from my exhaust! The last thing I need is to spend more money on repairs.. The sound is coming from the rear right side...
  4. Sometimes Rough Idle when Warm

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi, I have a 2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3. I bought it around 2-3 months ago with 159k miles on it. I love the car and improving everything piece by piece. Right now I have a idle issue. When warm sometimes it will idle down below 750 with shaking. Things I done: - Clean throttle body front and back -...
  5. Mazda 3 rough idle in drive

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi guys I need your advice. So I have a 2011 Mazda 3 2.5. It idles fine when in park or neutral ( at 750 RPM ), but as soon as I put it into gear the RPMs keep dropping, car starts shaking and feels like it will stall out. I have cleaned the TB and replaced spark plugs already. Any advice is...
  6. No heat at Idle

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey guys, new to the forum as its my first Mazda. 2011 Mazda 3 GX Sedan 2.0 L4 Currently have no heat at idle, only when Rpm's are above idle. Just changed thermostat & coolant level is good; did the burping procedure for air removal. (2500 rpm cap off car jacked up) Also flushed the heater...
  7. Excessive shaking at idle? 2010 Mazda 3 Sport

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi! new to the forum as of today. Lately, when I pull up to a stoplight, my car vibrates relatively violently. Now, it varies sometimes as the shake will be worse some days and on rare occasions, there is very little to no vibration at all. Normally the shaking isn't bad when I leave in the...
  8. 2010 Mazda 3 hatch rpm/ Idle issue Help!

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I have 92,000 miles on my 2010 Mazda 3 2.5. I have been noticing issues with my rpm and idle. When i am in park or at a stoplight i notice my idle will go from .5 rpm to 1 and 1.5 and drop back down to .5 at idle.I noticed this after putting a brand new battery in. I have tried a a couple of...
  9. Engine idle vibration

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all, Not sure if i'm posting in the right area, but i've got a question about engine idle vibration on my 2015 MZ3 SGT 2.5, 6spd manual. I just purchased it from a private seller, it has 32k miles on it. No accidents, all service history and 30k service was done at dealership. I noticed at...
  10. Intermittent Unsteady Idle - '14 3s Touring

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hey All, First post on the forum! I have a 2014 Mazda 3s Touring that I bought used last July. I've noticed on and off that I will feel intermittent "blips" in the idle when sitting in park or at a stoplight. It doesn't seem to move the RPM needle at all, nor does it happen consistently...
  11. 2004 2.3 Idle issues

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi, I just put new rings pistons and valves seals in the motor, problem is it will not Idle, it runs ok out on the road, but when it drops down to 1000 rpm it stalls. Anyone see this problem?
  12. idle rev cold weather? issue?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    When I start the engine in a cold climate, say -10'C its revving higher than normal, I heard some brands do that to heat up the engine faster, no problem. but shouldnt it stop when I start driving? it doesnt.. That makes it hard to drive at a low speed in say 2nd-3rd gear, for example when...
  13. low idle speed

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    low idle speed when warm how can i increase this by 100 rpm 1.6 bk 2008 model
  14. idle problem

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    Hi just purchased mazda 3 tamura 2008 bk model 1.6 sport the idle/tick over is on the low side eg idle sometimes doesn't stay consistent starts perfectly from cold then when the car is fully warm it occasionally or intermittently will skip at a low 600 then drops to maybe 500 rpm for a split...
  15. idle problem

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    hi first timer here mazda 3 tamura 2008 model 1.6 sport just purchased car tick over /idle sometimes doesnt purr just stutters but not all the time very occasionally dont know whats going on
  16. Vibration and Noise

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    Hi, I have a 2005 Mazda3, with pretty high mileage (169k). About three months ago I started noticing my car idling funny. While at a stop, my car idle will bounce between 500 RPMs and up to 1500 RPMs. I tried using some fuel injector cleaner, thinking I had some dirty injectors, but it did not...
  17. Rough Idle 2004 Neo

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    Hi everyone my daughters bought herself a 2004 Neo manual sedan. It seems fine to me but everyone and then it idles rough ever so slightly. It may be nothing but to help find the cause I'm looking at getting one of those gadgets that reads and able to reset the engine codes . From little reading...
  18. 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...
  19. 2014+ 2.0L Idle Fuel Consumption per Hour

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Does anyone happen to the fuel consumption rate per hour for the 2014+ 2.0L at idle? I am wondering how the Mazda3 will compare to the VW TDI (0.10 gallons per hour at idle) in suburban driving with many long stop lights. The traffic pattern here is sit at a light for 2 - 4 minutes, accelerate...
  20. sputtering at idle or when coming to a stop

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    hey everyone, I have a 2009 Mazda3 with only 47k miles on it. The car had started to sputter so I figured that after 5 years it would be a good time to change the plugs. I replaced them with NGK Laser Iridium Spark Plug which are already gapped. I do regular oil changes and the air filter was...