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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 ...

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Boost Air Temperature Sensor Inspection [Mzr 2.3 Disi Turbo]
Resistance Inspection NOTE: Because the boost air temperature sensor is integrated in the MAP sensor, replacing the boost air temperature sensor includes replacement of the MAP sensor/boost air temperature sensor. 1. Remove the battery cover.. 2. Disconnect the negative batter ...

Rear Center Seat Belt Removal/Installation
CAUTION: The ELR (emergency locking retractor) has a spring that will unwind if the retractor cover is removed. The spring cannot be rewound by hand. If this occurs, the ELR will not work properly. Therefore, do not disassemble the retractor. 4SD 1. Remove the following parts: ...

Power Steering Fluid Line Component Removal/Installation
NOTE: The following procedure is for replacement of the parts shown in the figure. Regarding replacement of the suction hose and return hose, refer to the electric power steering oil pump component removal/installation.. Power Steering Pipe Component Removal/Installation NOT ...

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