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  1. Smoother shifting from 1st -> 2nd

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    Does anyone have a trick from shifting out of first gear from second gear quickly without making the car jump all over the place? I tend to have to wait nearly a whole second while the RPM's to drop almost 1.5k before its a smooth shift into second, the ratios are so far apart. Pulling out into...
  2. I keep chirping the tires in 1st... noob manual driver.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all, First post.... it's been awhile since I drove a manual transmission. My previous car was a honda prelude ( SS), and way before that a fox body mustang. I got a sweet deal on 2015 Mazda 3 sport with 48k miles on it, I was sick of worrying about when a auto trans will die... so I...
  3. 5 different ways to drive a GT 2.5L Automatic Transmission

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
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  4. Manual transmission shifting issues

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    2009 mazda 3 manual transmission. I went out to drive yesterday and it's not shifting right. The shifter is not springing back to the home positions. When I pull it left in between 1st and 2nd gear it stays there instead of going back to home. Same as pulling it right in between 5th and reverse...
  5. 2012 Mazda 3 Touring - Delayed Shifting Reverse to Drive when Cold

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi, I have a 2012 Mazda 3 Touring hatchback with SkyActive transmission and 79k miles that has about a 5 to 7 second delay when shifting from Reverse to Drive first thing in the morning when it is cold. It only does it the one time and after that it will not do it again until the car sits...
  6. 2016 Mazda 3 not shifting up

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I was driving to work this morning, and everything was fine until I got on the freeway. When I would accelerate my transmission would shift down, but then it wouldn't shift up on it's own when I was done accelerating - from 3rd to 4th, and from 4th to 5th. The RMP's just stayed high and I had to...
  7. 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...
  8. Removal of automatic shifting in "manual" mode

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    New to this Mazda forum and to this Mazda, but I am decently familiar with focus's so I know some things. 2.3 duratec, auto trans. My dad bought this car to use an endurance car at a dirt track. He got it for $300, missing overdrive and body damage. Also has the typical tumble flap problem...
  9. What is the clutch supposed to feel like?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    I have search and found that this *might* be normal, but thought I would double check... What is the clutch in a 2010 Mazda 3 supposed to feel like? The vehicle I am responsible for has has the clutch replaced. But to me it feels TERRIBLE. There is almost no linearity. The...
  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. retrofitting shifting paddles

    2012-2013 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hi, anyone had fitted used shifting paddles in the steering wheel, in a 2012 i-touring? Currently i wired the manual mode trans switches to the light and wiper stalks, but i lose the windshield washer and headlights flasher, thank you.
  12. Fix for not shifting out of park?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Shifter stuck in park. Brake lights work, replaced switch anyway. Fuses are good. Could be shift interlock solenoid but if the park override switch works would that mean the shift interlock solenoid is good? Saw a video where a guy says it could be a faulty relay in the passenger junction box...
  13. 17 2.5 Mazda 3 Shifting Problem?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hello guys, I've been lurking in this forum to see if anyone have the same problem but wasn't able to so I figure I could post it. I recently purchased an 2017 Mazda 3 2.5 Automatic Transmission brand new and so far I've driven about 1.5k miles on it. Recently, I've noticed that the auto gears...
  14. [Question] Mazda 3 2017 Manual Question - Shifting indicator

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey gang. A few weeks back, I purchased a new 2017 M3 Manual, The car is fantastic and was a great buy. However, one thing that I'm not really confident in is the 'shift indicator' on the dash which makes shifting recommendations on the car. It constantly tells me to go into 5th, or even 6th...
  15. 2016 Mazda 3 weird crunching when shifting from 1st to 2nd

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi. I know there were many discussions about theese kind of things, I've searched the forums but I didn't find any solution. My problem is that sometimes when shifting from first to second there's a very annoying crunchy, metal on metal feeling. It is something similar to what you feel, when...
  16. 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...
  17. Weird Automatic Shifting

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey, it's me again with the 2014 Mazda 3 2.0 A/T. So the car only has 10k miles total but I've noticed that sometimes the car doesn't shift how I would imagine it to shift considering its age. Basically, between what I imagine is 2nd-3rd gear (20-30mph) it doesn't seem like it's accelerating...
  18. 2013 Skyactiv-2.0G 6sp problem shifting into R, 1st, 3rd, 5th

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I was wondering if anyone has ran into this same issue before as it appears to be a design problem with the G66M-R shifter cable sleeve: The problem began yesterday when I noticed trouble shifting into 1st gear at an intersection when the light turned green. After a few tries, the car...
  19. Automatic - Leave in D vs manually shifting

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello all, I have an automatic '15 Mz3. Normally I will leave it in D for about 90-95% of my driving. The remainder is if I am driving in hilly terrain or driving in a very spirited manner on a great driving road. This evening I did an economy test, using the trip computer only. The route was...
  20. Tips for shifting gears?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi, I bought myself a Mazda 3 2.0 Hatchback a few months ago and the shifting still isn't smooth as butter. Before this I did drive AT for about 9-10 years and maybe this car isn't the most ideal one to start driving MT again, but I don't know. It's not like I'm having trouble with it, it's...
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