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#186 of 494 Re: 2007 Mazda3, Manual Transmission - Clutch "in pieces" [thein]
Oct 09, 2009 (8:11 am)
If it makes you feel better, I'm having clutch problems at 18k miles
I'm the original owner and have been driving manuals for 20 years. I'm fighting with the dealer to fix it now.
Never mind the fact that I just replaced the tires...the stock tires on this car last less than 1/2 what they have on other new cars, and I actually drive less aggressive than years ago.
I think these cars are actually made in China and resold through Japan as Japanese made This is my first and last Mazda, back to the other Jap brands for me next time.
#187 of 494 Re: 2007 Mazda3, Manual Transmission - Clutch "in pieces" [ejhayes1]
Oct 09, 2009 (3:15 pm)
My transmission and alternator went out at 31,000 miles on my 04 Mazda 3. I agree with your comments about the tires, one set needed replacement at 12,000. I will not buy Mazda again. The dealer would not do anything about my transmission, said to buy a new car from them!
#188 of 494 Re: 2007 Mazda3, Manual Transmission - Clutch "in pieces" [ejhayes1]
Oct 12, 2009 (12:41 pm)
Well my clutch is fixed. It turns out a ball joint that the clutch level rests on was never lubed in the factory. The joint was dry and rusty when the mechanic opened it up, hence my poor clutch motion.
Everything is sealed up again and I'm promised it will never be an issue.
When I had the tires replaced at 17k, I did an alignment. There was a lot out of whack with the alignment and I'm hoping that helps explain the poor tire life somewhat. However, 17k miles is still terrible for stock tires, no matter how you look at it.
#189 of 494 Re: 2007 Mazda3, Manual Transmission - Clutch "in pieces" [joanned]
Oct 12, 2009 (2:32 pm)
I don't understand why your transmission and alternator weren't covered by warranty. Were you out of the time frame for the warranty? I thought 04's had a 4/50k warranty. Neither of these parts are wear items like a clutch friction plate or brake pads.
#190 of 494 Re: 2007 Mazda3, Manual Transmission - Clutch "in pieces" [ejhayes1]
Oct 12, 2009 (5:30 pm)
My car is 04, so it is considered 5 years old and thus out of warranty.
#191 of 494 Re: 2007 Mazda3, Manual Transmission - Clutch "in pieces" [joanned]
Oct 13, 2009 (7:20 am)
Oh then, that makes sense. You sure don't drive much
#192 of 494 Transmission fluid
Nov 12, 2009 (9:27 am)
How often do I need to change my 2008 Mazda3 transmission fluid? It does not say in the owner's manual.
#193 of 494 '08 Auto Reverse to Drive makes a clunk noise
Nov 16, 2009 (9:59 am)
My Mazda 3 hatchback makes a clunk that is audible on the drivers side after going in reverse, (consistently at 15 mph) before it shifts to second gear. The dealer says this is the ABS pump. I do not hear the noise when going from park to drive, only after reverse. Am I getting a valid diagnosis?
#194 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 Transmission Failure [joanned]
Dec 01, 2009 (7:17 pm)
the powertrain warrenty is 5 years to the in service date and 60,000 miles(which means the date the car was picked up and thats when the warrenty begins so if your 3 was bought oct 04 your tranny should be covered. if not raise hell and call head office.
#195 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 Transmission Failure [abdmazza]
Dec 01, 2009 (7:48 pm)
I think the warranty for 2004 Mazdas was four years, 50,000 miles.