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  1. 2015 SGT 55K New Trans needed.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Luckily I am still under the powertrain warranty of 60k. Dealer is saying that the new trans they are installing has a 12k/1yr warranty. Is this normal policy? Feels like it should be more mileage. Should be done this week and will follow up here with details. Thanks in advance!
  2. 06 mazda 3 trans control module replacment

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  3. Dipstick Assessment (Trans) - Overfilled? Right Colour?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hello, New Mazda owner, been looking at purchasing one for so many years and finally pulled the trigger. Picked up a 2015 Mazda 3 with 38k on it. After driving for a few days I've noticed it feels like the downshifts are quite hard, and sometimes 1-2 is a little rough/slippery. So I figured I...
  4. 2006 Mazda 3i Trans Problem?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I have an 06 Mazda 3i. I got it with a bad transmission and put a new one in it. It had 156k miles on it and was in great condition. 3 months later, I’m having issues. I did notice right after I scraped/bottomed out on a hard mud spot in a driveway I had this issue - anyway, the car drove fine...
  5. 2005 Mazda 3s 2.3L manual trans abs non abs

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I'm putting a new transmission in my 2005 Mazda 3s and it has a manual transmission. However I wanted to know the difference between the trans with abs and the trans without abs. My car has abs and I can't find a trans anywhere close with abs only without. I was curious if I could use a trans...
  6. Just changed manual trans fluid

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    ~43K on the original fill. It was DARK - and the drain plug had dark (metallic) particles on it too, that wiped off. Just like on our Odyssey's auto trans filler plug, except that filler plug is magnetic. Not good in a manual trans, IMHO. I used Red Line MT-90 for refill. I've used Red Line...
  7. 2018 Sport, Manual trans 2nd air filter in lid?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hi gang, pulled my airbox and resonator to add some gold heat tape to it, pulled the airbox lid and there is a second(?) airfilter in the lid? What is it for and do I need to keep it? Shawn
  8. Injen SP Series CAI Review (Automatic Trans)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Now that I have had my intake for a couple days I thought it would be nice to give a quick review first on the pros and cons of it, along with extensive diving into the specific parts most of us care about. With pictures too of course! So without further ado, here we go: Pros: Style! Noise...
  9. Anyone using CorkSport trans mount

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Is anyone using the CorkSport transmission mount? I'm considering it, as it probably has less added NVH than an engine mount, would like to know if anyone (particularly with the 6MT) has had it installed. Thanks!
  10. 2018 Mazda 3 Manual Trans. W/Evo All

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey all, didn't see any body with experience so just though I would though this up. I just finished installing an Evo-all remote starter on my 2018 manual transmission. I used the THAR-ONE-MAZ3 harness, and with the exception of 3 wires for the parking light (which are optional) everything...
  11. 05 Mazda 3 auto trans replacement options

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    Just like it says 2005 Mazda 3 GT hatchback 2.3 engine 4sp auto trans Trans might be going soon jumps into gears hard feels like it's holding the engine back and rpm way too high before it up shifts. I've read alot that these trans are just not reliable. What's the newest trans that can swap...
  12. overflow trans fluid?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi, I just bought a used 2004 Mazda3 hatchback and it had a used transmission installed in December. They guy didn't drive it very much, he rotated out of the state every 2 weeks and would leave it in storage. Anyway there was a lot of fluid on the ground yesterday morning, maybe 1/2 quart...
  13. 2nd Gen clutch options (gen1 clutch on gen2 trans?)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hey guys, After 124k, and some admittedly rough driving, my factory clutch on my 2010 MZ3 S is slipping when that good torque comes on. Specifically, I'd like to see if a Gen1 clutch will work with the Gen2 2.5/6sp combination. I have perused RockAuto and there are a few clutch kits that have...
  14. 2016 Mazda 3 Auto Trans Issues

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello everyone, I have a 2016 Mazda 3 with an automatic transmission and 43,000 miles on it. I'm not sure if I'm having transmission issues or these are all normal for these cars because it's been years since I've owned an automatic and this is my first Mazda. Hopefully someone can shed some...
  15. Auto trans cooler ?'s 2014 3 iTouring Hatch 2.0L

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I am considering installing a towing hitch, and pulling a MyPod or some other small trailer, total weight no more than 1-1.2K lb, tongue weight 100 lb or less. Parsing past threads, though not approved in the US for towing, elsewhere in the world, Australia eg, towing with the 3 is ok. Evidently...
  16. auto trans sometimes won't shift up from third

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    2010 Mazda3 S hatchback with automatic transmission and about 90k miles. The issue is intermittent, but seems to happen most often within the first 15 minutes of driving the car. It simply won't shift up from 3rd without me putting it into manual mode and doing it myself, after which it seems...
  17. '12 M3s trans mount failure - upgrade

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi! This is my first post and ive done my best using forum search and googles. At this point im really in need of some experienced advice before i go ahead. Background details: I have a 2012 Mazda 3s 2.5L non ski active manual trans. Having recently purchased the vehicle my partner and i love...
  18. 2016 - Manual Trans - Lets talk heel-toe

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So when doing some recreational type driving, i enjoy using the heel-toe technique, purely because it's fun. I am fully aware day to day road traffic does not require heel-toe at all, again it's just an enjoyable practice from an enthusiast perspective. In this car, brake and gas are pretty far...
  19. Auto Trans.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    I was having a look under the bonnet of my new car yesterday, just loving all the brand-newness of everything, and couldn't find the auto transmission dip stick. Don't these new cars have to have the trans fluid checked or changed anymore? Thought I would ask before delving into another never...
  20. Advice Needed: Modding A 2013 Mazda 3 Hatch W/ Tiptronic Trans?

    2012-2013 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Guys: I'm a new Mazda 3 owner, and I was wondering if it's worth modding a mazda 3 with tiptronic transmission? Has anyone out there done it, what mod level (for power) did you do? Were the power mods noticable? Thanks in advance for the input!!