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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Underbody Maintenance

Road chemicals and salt used for ice and snow removal and solvents used for dust control may collect on the underbody. If not removed, they will speed up rusting and deterioration of such underbody parts as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and exhaust system, even though these parts may be coated with anti-corrosive material.

Thoroughly flush the underbody and wheel housings with lukewarm or cold water at the end of each winter. Try also to do this every month.

Pay special attention to these areas because they easily hide mud and dirt.

It will do more harm than good to wet down the road grime without removing it.

The lower edges of doors, rocker panels, and frame members have drain holes that should not be clogged. Water trapped there will cause rusting.

WARNING Dry off brakes that have become wet by driving slowly, releasing the accelerator pedal and lightly applying the brakes several times until the brake performance returns to normal: Driving with wet brakes is dangerous.

Increased stopping distance or the vehicle pulling to one side when braking could result in a serious accident. Light braking will indicate whether the brakes have been aff ected.

Bright-Metal Maintenance
Use tar remover to remove road tar and insects. Never do this with a knife or similar tool. To prevent corrosion on brightmetal surfaces, apply wax or chrome preservative and rub it to a ...

Aluminum Wheel Maintenance
A protective coating is provided over the aluminum wheels. Special care is needed to protect this coating. CAUTION Do not use any detergent other than mild detergent. Before using any ...

Other materials:

Windshield Washer Nozzle Removal/Installation
1. Remove the following parts: a. Windshield wiper arm and blade. b. Front fender molding. c. Cowl grille. 2. Remove the windshield washer hose from the windshield washer nozzle. 3. Squeeze the tabs of the windshield washer nozzle. 4. Pull the windshield washer nozzle out to remove it. ...

Seat Operation
*1: With power operation seat only 1. Seat Slide (Manual Seat) To move a seat forward or backward, raise the lever and slide the seat to the desired position and release the lever. Make sure the lever returns to its original position and the seat is locked in place by attempting to p ...

Steering Wheel And Column Removal/Installation [Without Advanced Keyless Entry And Push Button Start System]
WARNING: Handling the air bag module improperly can accidentally operate (deploy) the air bag module, which may seriously injure you. Read the service warnings before handling the air bag module.. 1. Remove the driver-side front scuff plate.. 2. Remove the driver-side front sid ...

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