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  1. 19’ Manual w/ Slight Pedal Vibration

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Hey everyone. I’ve been a manual trans guy my whole driving life (40 years) except for my current vehicle(2017 Ford Escape). Test drove a 19 Premium Hatch w/manual trans. It’s was a nice interior, but a little cramped. When I would down shift and lightly touch the brake pedal, not applying...
  2. Slight dent in rims

    Wheels / Tires
    So last week, I was driving on the highway at night and hit a really bad pot hole. The hit slightly dented the lip on my rims...My car drives fine. There are no vibrations, weird noises, nor tire pressure leaks. Should I be concerned about this rim? Or is it mostly a cosmetic issue? I really...
  3. Ever so slight hesitation Mazda3 2019

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I’ve noticed this very slight jerking or hesitation (not smooth) at about 0-10 mph driving very, very slowly until I pick up speed as one would drive onto a road away from my driveway. Anyone else have this. Doesn’t happen each and every time, but it is noticeable until I pick up speed from...
  4. 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...
  5. Getting rid of the slight on-center play on highway speed

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    With most cheap cars you can wiggle the steering wheel slightly with little effort on highway speeds. How do I make is such that it takes a decent amount of effort to make the steering wheel move from the center position? Alignment is within specs, with even some positive toe-in which is said...
  6. Spark knock on slight acceleration

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    2014, std.engine with 54,000 miles. I thought maybe it was a partially clogged fuel injector, so ran a big bottle of Techron fuel injector cleaner. Tank with Techron is almost used up and, if anything, knock is worse. Next trip will be to dealer. What should I expect?
  7. Slight Drop (1-1.3in) High Ride Quality

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi guys, I am new to the forum. Got my Mazda 3, 2014 (i grand touring, red), couple of months ago. Been saving up some money and going to spend it on my car now. I have all other mods figured out, but i need your guys help with shocks, struts, springs, colliovers, etc. So, I am getting new...
  8. 2.5L Skyactiv in Auto: Slight Jerkiness in lower speed?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    My car is rather new and still less than 1000 miles (around 700 miles/1100km so far) I noticed that the gear change could be at times a bit jerky (just a little bit) especially when I slowly accelerated. Happened every once in awhile usually at 30kmh-50kmh (15 mph - 30 mph). Is this normal...
  9. Slight car jerk when press the clutch while on 1st gear

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hello guys, I would like to ask you about weird symptom I am experiencing with my new Mazda 3 2.0l 165hp MT. I have only 1800 km. My scenario is following: I am driving on 1st gear and when I press the clutch (in order to shift the 2nd) occasionally I can feel slight jert/lurk (also I can hear...
  10. Slight jerk at low speed/rpm

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi all! I'm having some trouble with my Mazda 3 1.6 petrol. When cruising at low speed, in traffic, when i barely touch the gas pedal, i get a slight jerk from the engine. This does not happen at high speed, above 100 km\h. I've recently changed: - Clutch kit (OEM), all engine mounts (OEM)...
  11. Slight Bumper Scuff - Suggestions?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey Mazda Friends, I recently discovered that a friendly stranger helped my new Mazda with a sweet custom paint mod. Thankfully the damage was admittedly quite minor, but I'd still love to touch it up myself if possible. I've attached an image of the scratches and you'll notice they are limited...
  12. Installed Lowering Springs, Slight Vibration at WOT

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Suspension & Handling
    so today i decided to install my tein lowering springs for my 2008 madaspeed3. i installed them and i also balanced my tires, as well an did an alignment. car drives fine normal driving below 3k rpm but once i start to gas it WOT, it seems to start shaking in the front a little. took the front...
  13. NEW HIDS!! and slight problem /:

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    ive been waiting 2 weeks for my ddm HID kit i went with 8k. just installed them a few hours ago and now i get to see how they look since its dark out. i like the color alot but the driver light has a big gap in the middle of the shine and the right has a wider shine, how can i fix these...
  14. Hello All Slight pull question

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello all New Mazda owner. Just picked up a 2012 Mazda 3i Grand Touring skyactiv. I was hoping I can get a little knowledge. Love the car but only one thing that is driving me nuts. There is a slight pull to the left when accelerating and staying at a constant speed. I took it back to the dealer...
  15. Strange noise on slight acceleration

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    A few months ago, i accidentally shifted into second at ~ 65mph - i realized what was going on right away and never fully engaged the clutch, nothing happened out of paranoia i had a mechanic friend look at, listen to and drive the car a bit - i was worried about valvetrain damage - he told me...
  16. Very slight noises when shifting

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi guys, I just got a new mazda3 hb with mt, and have noticed very light noises when I am changing gears. They sound comfortingly mechanical, but as I've never driven a manual transmission before for more than half an hour at a time on friend's cars, I thought I would ask here. The sound is a...
  17. Slight vibration when idle?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all, new to Mazda, and new to these forums! Just picked up my 2010 Mazda 3 GT Hatch a few days ago, and as soon as I parked the car in my driveway (put it in Park), I noticed that every few seconds there is a vibration felt in the car. It's hard to explain. It goes from smooth, to a...