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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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Center Roof Antenna Removal/Installation
4SD 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Remove the rain sensor cover. (Vehicles with auto light/wiper system). 3. Disconnect the rain sensor connector. (Vehicles with auto light/wiper system) 4. Partially peel back the seaming welts. 5. Remove the following parts: a. Sunroof se ...

Shift Position Indication
The selector position is indicated when the ignition is switched ON. Gear position indication In manual shift mode, the M of the shift position indication illuminates and the numeral for the selected gear is displayed. Warning Light The warning light turns on when the system has a malfun ...

Vacuum Hose Removal/Installation [Mzr 2.3 Disi Turbo]
1. Remove the charge air cooler cover.. 2. Remove the charge air cooler.. 3. Insert a thin flathead screwdriver at the point indicated by the arrow in the figure, push the ring down and disconnect the vacuum hose from the intake manifold. 4. Remove the vacuum hose from the vacuum hose c ...

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