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#2466 of 4991 Re: Mazda3 Air conditioning confusion [nifty56]
Sep 26, 2005 (11:05 pm)
If the A/C is an excellent system than why is a diffuser plate installed in the 04 and 05 and the jury is out on the 06
If Mazda is concerned about a on going problem they should tell the dealers to treat the A/C seriously if any owners feel they have a problem
Speaking of diffuser plates, my dealer didnt know what the heck I was talking about neither did the mechanic.
Is there any conclusive info stating that some 2005's do NOT have diffuser plates or properly installed diffuser plates?
#2467 of 4991 Re: Mazda3 Air conditioning confusion [jmills]
Sep 26, 2005 (11:08 pm)
There may be a small number of individuals experiencing AC problems, but make no mistake the Mazda 3 has been and remains a highly reliable car with an excellent AC system.
Don't know about your info, but for us in the Vancouver Canada area (luckily it doesnt get very hot except it did last summer) those posting on local Mazda boards complained about the AC issue in both 04 and 05's. Seems like everyone here is complaining. Only half decent cooling occurs if you have your setting at 2 or higher.
#2468 of 4991 Re: chavis10 [z71bill]- AC/Harsh Shifting/Brakes
Sep 26, 2005 (11:14 pm)
Sounds like we have the same 2 problems - weak AC plus harsh shifting (1-2 gear) automatic tranny.
I also have the grinding rear brakes - they have been fixed 2 times - helps for about a month - then they start grinding again.
Me gots all three. The first one hasn't been fixed. The second one apparently has. A new software update I got from the weekend has dramatically lessened (but not eliminated) the harsh shifting. Call your dealer for an appointment but check to see if they have it as it is very very new. The brake issue I am waiting until I have less pads and I near my 1 year mark.
BTW, my M3 is an 05 bought in February with only 4800 KMs currently.
#2470 of 4991 Re: Mazda3 Air conditioning confusion [ex_tdier]
Sep 27, 2005 (11:26 am)
There are several posters on another 3 forum that claim that their 05's (variety of build dates) did not have diffusers installed.
#2471 of 4991 Re: Mazda3 Air conditioning confusion [richml]
Sep 27, 2005 (7:39 pm)
Right, they claim, but was it actually proven? Dealers are not confirming this nor have any info on the net, which seems suspect.
#2472 of 4991 Re: Mazda3 Air conditioning confusion [ex_tdier]
Sep 28, 2005 (1:09 pm)
"Claim" was the word - several owners of 05's on another forum claim that they had dealers install diffusers that weren't there when they purchased the vehicle.
I'm no expert on automotive assembly, but Meade has shown that Mazda does not manufacture the AC system. Since there might not have been a significant change to the system from one model year to the next (please correct if you know the facts), it isn't hard to believe that some 05's may not have the diffuser.
#2474 of 4991 Re: Mazda3 Air conditioning confusion [ex_tdier]
Sep 28, 2005 (6:11 pm)
Just picked up my 06 3S Hatchback. The AC is fine, was 87 today and cooled just fine on the 1st setting. Did take about 5 minutes to get up to temp though.
#2475 of 4991 Re: AC filter/diffuser combo
Sep 28, 2005 (6:41 pm)
Some are saying that the AC micron filter/diffuser combo is history as a Mazda part, unless you find a source with some leftover.
Now they are installing filters (part #BP4K-61-J6X) instead. The filter serves the same purpose - slowing the air flow over the evaporator - no plastic diffuser required.