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  1. Help! Whats wrong with my car??

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I recently took my 2015 Mazda 3 Manual GT to the dealership because I recently developed some clutch issues literally overnight. Bought the care used 2 years ago and had no prior issues whatsoever. Long story short, they tell me that the clutch and flywheel need to be replaced. Reluctantly, I...
  2. What's wrong with my car?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I have a 2015 Mazda3 Grand Touring manual transmission. I recently noticed that the car has a subtle shutter and lag at the end of my shifting (mostly in low gears). The display is also slow to pickup what gear I'm in and it briefly even shows the wrong gear. I don't have any problems shifting...
  3. Did racing beat just sent me wrong springs?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Has anybody using Racing Beat springs has seen this? Rear springs laters are upside down!
  4. May have purchase the wrong model of Mazada 3

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I recently purchased a Mazda 3 Hatchback 2018 GTS. At the time of purchase, I indicated that I wanted the full safety package (meaning the automated safety things like brake assist, lane departure, etc). The sales person said that GTS comes standard with that. Unfortunately, that wasn't true...
  5. I think my car came with the wrong plugs?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    We recently bought a 2006 Mazda3 hatch (2.3L) with 186k miles. It idles a little rough but overall runs well but I am going through various maintenance tasks since I am not sure exactly what has been done in the past other than what is on the Carfax. Today is replacing the spark plugs. I went to...
  6. Using wrong oil?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So I took my 2.0l 2016 mazda3 to Big O for a full synthetic oil change (I had a coupon, I would have taken it to the dealership otherwise) and when I looked at the receipt after getting home, I saw that they put in 5w-30 oil. My car calls for 0w-20. I looked in the owners manual and noticed...
  7. Dealer gave me the wrong lug nuts?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I bought the Mazda M011 rims from my dealer this summer and had them do the installation as well. I have been driving around with them for a couple of months and today I was at Costco putting winter tires onto my stock OEM rims and the technician said I've been using the wrong lug nuts on the...
  8. When "Sending It" goes wrong...

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Well, looks like I'm upgrading to 18's just a liiiiiitle earlier than I originally though. Lol
  9. Wrong pipe for the boost gauge?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello, A classy first post of thinking i may have used the wrong pipe for the boost gauge pipe. Which one should it have been? Once you've finished shaking heads/laughing, could i be corrected ? 2013 Skyactiv d Mazda3
  10. What may be wrong with this mazda3?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello, everyone, I am looking to buy a used mazda 3 from 2014 and I have found a great deal for 12k Eur with 20k km on the dash. The car seems to be in over-all mint condition only that the drivers doors fabric and roof fabric are damaged slightly. The question that I came with is that it has...
  11. Wood floor renovation slowly step by step wrong

    Interior / Exterior
    In many modern homes, teak flooring is extremely common, it is a high-end flooring products, of course, the use of time is too long, but also in need of renovation, then how teak floor renovation? In our teak flooring installation time ,composite decking what precautions do? First, how to teak...
  12. 15' 3 hatchback 2.0L gas mileage issues? Is something wrong?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    wrong spot
  13. Clock has wrong time?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I picked up a brand new 2015 Mazda 3 i Touring model with the Technology package last Wednesday. I'm liking it, but twice now I've had issues with the lock being off. The first time I was sitting in the parking lot at the mall waiting for the GF. I looked up at the clock and thought boy, it's...
  14. Dealer sold car with wrong VIN

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello everyone, Last month, I purchased a '15 Mazda 3. I searched around the bay area and finally found one with an advertised Japan VIN (manufactured in Jpn). But last week, the woman that I signed the paperwork with contacted me and told me that the VIN was actually wrong. It seems that the...
  15. What am I Doing Wrong with Gracenote?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Why can't I update the Gracenote Database? 2014 M3s with tech. running ver 33. Flash drive fresh FAT 32 format with windows 7. The system does not find the update file (mu-EU-092914.up). I was able to update the database perviously, but when I loaded ver 33, the update dropped the Gracenote...
  16. Installed wrong?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Installed spc camber arms a few days ago and noticed some weird relatively loud thud noise in the rear while going over small bumps or dips. It's also more noticeable when one wheels goes over, then the other. The bolt and nuts are all tight on the camber arms, in fact I redid them because i...
  17. Mmm, possibly wrong shift knob?!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So I've only had my Mazda 3i GT for a few days, but I noticed that the shift knob doesn't appear to be leather as advertised? The steering wheel and the parking brake are definitely leather, but the shift knob has a different feel/texture to it? Is it possible the wrong shift knob got put on...
  18. What the heck is wrong with my seat???

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I can't pinpoint in my mind exactly when I noticed my seat do this but I am freaking out. It seems to be getting worse. I have the Sport model so this is cloth trim. I tried using this interior cleaner but it did not do shit, maybe a specialized cloth cleaner will work. Anyone else experience...
  19. LF50-13-Z40-9U air filter wrong size?!

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Went by the local Mazda dealership and picked up new cabin and engine air filters. Got the cabin filters in without issue but the new air filter (part number in title) appears to be too large and does not fit in the air box. Anyone have this experience? Google is telling me it's the correct...
  20. Cannot locate DRL bulbs, did I get the wrong bulbs?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I was at my local import shop today and picked up some 7443 bulbs for my DRL. My friend and owner of the shop told me this was the one but I can't seem to find the bulbs in my headlights. All I see is my high beam near the grill, low beam in the projector, and a city light. Am I tripping or...