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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Changing a Flat Tire

NOTE If the following occurs while driving, it could indicate a flat tire.

If you have a flat tire, drive slowly to a level spot that is well off the road and out of the way of traffic to change the tire.

Stopping in traffic or on the shoulder of a busy road is dangerous.

WARNING Be sure to follow the directions for changing a tire: Changing a tire is dangerous if not done properly. The vehicle can slip off the jack and seriously injure someone.

No person should place any portion of their body under a vehicle that is supported by a jack.

Never allow anyone inside a vehicle supported by a jack: Allowing someone to remain in a vehicle supported by a jack is dangerous. The occupant could cause the vehicle to fall resulting in serious injury.

NOTE Make sure the jack is well lubricated before using it.

  1. Park on a level surface off the right-ofway and firmly set the parking brake.
  2. Put a vehicle with an automatic transaxle in Park (P), a manual transaxle in Reverse (R) or 1, and turn off the engine.
  3. Turn on the hazard warning flasher.
  4. Have everyone get out of the vehicle and away from the vehicle and traffic.
  5. Remove the jack, tool, and spare tire .
  6. Block the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire. When blocking a wheel, place a tire block both in front and behind the tire.

Mazda 3. Changing a Flat Tire


NOTE When blocking a tire, use rocks or wood blocks of sufficient size if possible to hold the tire in place.

Spare Tire
Your Mazda has a temporary spare tire. The temporary spare tire is lighter and smaller than a conventional tire, and is designed only for emergency use and should be used only for VERY short pe ...

Removing a Flat Tire
If your vehicle is equipped with a wheel cover, pry off the wheel cover with the beveled end of the jack lever. NOTE Force the end of the jack lever firmly between wheel and cover, or ...

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General Procedures (Steering)
Wheel and Tire Installation 1. When installing the wheels and tires, tighten the wheel nuts in a criss-cross pattern to the following tightening torque. Tightening torque 88118 Nm {9.012 kgfm, 6587 ftlbf} Connector Disconnection 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable ...

Trunk Lid Removal/Installation
WARNING: Removing the trunk lid stay damper without supporting the trunk lid can be dangerous. The trunk lid may fall and injure you. Be sure to open the trunk lid completely and support it securely before removing the trunk lid stay damper. 1. Disconnect the negative battery cab ...

Oil Seal (Differential) Replacement [G66 M R]
1. On level ground, jack up the vehicle and support it evenly on safety stands. 2. Remove the aerodynamic under cover No.2.. 3. Drain the oil from the transaxle.. 4. Remove the front splash shield.. 5. Separate the drive shaft and joint shaft from the transaxle.. 6. Remove the oil seals u ...

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