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  1. Output shaft seal/Transmission Breather? and other tidbits

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    2007 Mazda 3 Hatch. 2.3 liter with 5 speed manual transmission. ~198,000 miles. Last winter I replaced both CV shafts, output seals, and passenger "intermediate" or half shaft. I was investigating a clucking/popping sound(when going over road cracks/small bumps) coming from the passenger side...
  2. FWD MT Launching Explained (Using Math)

    Video's
    He's using calculus to explain it, but he draws some interesting points. I believe the Mazda already utilizes a 60/40 F/R split, to keep more power at the front wheels. There's more weight with the 2.5L engine in there too. Wider front tires does help.. I can attest to that, but I wonder...
  3. Bad Slave Cylinder?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Sup everyone!? I've attached a video below of my slave cylinder (2014 Mazda3 w/ 57K) making noise as the clutch pedal is depressed. Just want some input from the local experts here confirming that this is most likely the slave, and not something else like the clutch fork? I'm also assuming the...
  4. any help with what sensor i need?

    Engine / Drivetrain
    hi everyone, so in the process of removing my transmission out of my 07 mazda 3 2.3l model, one of the wires attached to a plug on the rear of the transmission ripped. its one that is near the fill plug and i cant find the name of it anywhere. is there anyone out there who could tell me what...
  5. 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...
  6. New Mazda 3 hatch owner

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey Zoom-Zoom enthusiasts! I've been lurking these forums for the past few months, ever since i picked up my 2010 Mazda 3 sport GX hatch. It's my first car, and the car i've used to learn how to drive stick in. It's been love at first sight, and i've already planned out some mods for her (her...
  7. Upgrading to 2018 Mazda 3 Grand Touring

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Well, after cruising around this website for the last month or so, I've caught the Mazda fever even stronger and decided to trade in my current 2016 S Touring model for the latest and greatest 2018 3 hatchback. I'm also getting my first manual transmission car, which I'm really looking forward...
  8. 2016 Mazda3 isport for sale

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    I don't know if there is a specific forum for selling our cars, but I am selling a 2016 Mazda 3 isport with 11300 miles on the clock. Its soul red, 6 speed manual, and is completely stock apart from the mazda brand roof racks and legal window tint(35% front,20% rear). The car has been extremely...
  9. 2012 Skyactiv Manual Transmission Fluid Change

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Quick guide on changing manual transmission gear oil. This is specific to 2012 2.0L Skyactiv 6-speed manual transmission. Location of drain/fill plug, gear oil specs, and amounts will be different for other manuals on the Gen 2 Mazda 3 so verify with your owner's manual and factory service...
  10. Disable rpm holding on manual transmission?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I have a 2014 Mazda3 iTouring 6MT I recently got a BMW and the first thing I noticed in comparison to the Mazda3 is that the Mazda3 holds the RPM for a long time, making it hard to do quick shifts smoothly especially going from 1-2. There were reports if the shift indicator goes out, for...
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