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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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Precaution
Intermittent Concern Troubleshooting Vibration method If malfunction occurs or becomes worse while driving on a rough road or when the engine is vibrating, perform the steps below. NOTE: There are several reasons why vehicle or engine vibration could cause an electrical m ...

Recommended Tire Inflation Pressure
On the tire label you will find the recommended tire inflation pressure in both kPa and psi for the tires installed as original equipment on the vehicle. It is very important that the inflation pressure of the tires on your vehicle is maintained at the recommended pressure. You should che ...

Steering Wheel And Column Removal/Installation [With Advanced Keyless Entry And Push Button Start System]
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