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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Driving Tips

WARNING Do not let the vehicle move in a direction opposite to the direction selected by the selector lever: Do not let the vehicle move backward with the selector lever in a forward position, or do not let the vehicle move forward with the selector lever in the reverse position. Otherwise, the engine may stop, causing the loss of the power brake and power steering functions, and make it diffi cult to control the vehicle which could result in an accident.

Passing For extra power when passing another vehicle or climbing steep grades, depress the accelerator fully. The transaxle will shift to a lower gear, depending on vehicle speed.

NOTE (Some models) The accelerator pedal may initially feel heavy as it is being depressed, then feel lighter as it is depressed further. This change in pedal force aids the engine control system in determining how much the accelerator pedal has been depressed for performing kickdown, and functions to control whether or not kickdown should be performed.

Climbing steep grades from a stop To climb a steep grade from a stopped position:

  1. Depress the brake pedal.
  2. Shift to D or M1, depending on the load weight and grade steepness.
  3. Release the brake pedal while gradually accelerating.

Descending steep grades

When descending a steep grade, shift to lower gears, depending on load weight and grade steepness. Descend slowly, using the brakes only occasionally to prevent them from overheating.

Direct Mode
Direct mode can be used for temporarily switching gears by operating the steering shift switch while the vehicle is being driven with the selector lever in the D range. While in direct mode, th ...

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Charcoal Canister Inspection [Mzr 2.0, Mzr 2.5]
Leakage Inspection 1. Perform the following procedures: Assemble the hose used for inspection to port A. Cover ports B and C with the caps. Except for Mexico Mexico CAUTION: Do not apply a pressure 20 kPa {150 mmHg, 5.91 inHg} or more to the charcoal cani ...

Flashing the Headlights
To flash the headlights, pull the lever fully towards you (the headlight switch does not need to be on). The headlight high-beam indicator light in the instrument cluster illuminates simultaneously. The lever will return to the normal position when released. ...

Starter Disassembly/Assembly [Mzr 2.0, Mzr 2.5]
1. Disassemble in the order indicated in the table. 2. Assemble in the reverse order of disassembly. 1 Magnetic switch 2 Adjustment washer 3 Rear housing 4 Brush and brush holder ...

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