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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Recommendations for Shifting (for Vehicles without Gear Shift Indication)

Mazda 3 Owners Manual / When Driving / Transaxle / Manual Transaxle Operation / Recommendations for Shifting (for Vehicles without Gear Shift Indication)

Upshifting

For normal acceleration, Mazda recommends these shift points: (U.S.A. and Canada)

Mazda 3. Upshifting


For cruising, Mazda recommends these shift points: (U.S.A. and Canada)

Mazda 3. Upshifting


Downshifting

When you must slow down in heavy traffic or on a steep upgrade , downshift before the engine starts to overwork. This reduces the chance of stalling and gives better acceleration when you need more speed.

On a steep downgrade , downshifting helps maintain safe speed and prolongs brake life

Gear Shift Indicator
The gear shift indicator supports you to obtain optimum fuel economy and smooth driving. It displays the selected gear position in the instrument cluster as well as notifies the driver to change t ...

Automatic Transaxle Controls
Various Lockouts: Indicates that you must depress the brake pedal and hold in the lock-release button to shift (The ignition must be switched ON). Indicates the shift lever can be shifted ...

Other materials:

Instrument Cluster Inspection
Speedometer Using a speedometer tester CAUTION: When only the front or the rear wheels are driven using a speedometer tester, the ABS or DSC may determine that the vehicle speed signal is in error and the engine cannot be stopped by the normal operation. If the engine cannot be stopp ...

Fuel Gauge Sender Unit Inspection
MZR 2.3 DISI Turbo, SKYACTIV-G 2.0 NOTE: The fuel gauge sender unit is integrated with the fuel pump unit. 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Remove the rear seat cushion.. 3. Remove the fuel pump unit.. 4. Verify that the resistance between terminals A and C of the f ...

Sirius Satellite Radio Antenna Feeder Inspection
SIRIUS Satellite Radio Antenna Feeder No.1 NOTE: SIRIUS satellite radio antenna feeder No.1 is integrated with the dashboard wiring harness. 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Remove the following parts: a. Passenger-side front scuff plate. b. Passenger-side front ...

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