Mazda 3 manuals

Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Parking Brake

CAUTION Driving with the parking brake on will cause excessive wear of the brake parts.

NOTE For parking in snow, refer to Winter Driving regarding parking brake use.

Setting the parking brake

Depress the brake pedal and then firmly pull the parking brake lever fully upwards with sufficient force to hold the vehicle in a stationary position.

Mazda 3. Setting the parking brake


Releasing the parking brake

Depress the brake pedal and pull the parking brake lever upwards, then press the release button. While holding the button, lower the parking brake lever all the way down to the released position.

Mazda 3. Releasing the parking brake


Foot Brake
This vehicle has power-assisted brakes that adjust automatically through normal use. Should power-assist fail, you can stop by applying greater force than normal to the brake pedal. But the dis ...

Warning Light
The warning light turns on when the system has a malfunction. Refer to Warning Lights on . Brake Pad Wear Indicator When the disc brake pads become worn, the built-in wear indicators contact th ...

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Compression Inspection [Mzr 2.0, Mzr 2.5]
WARNING: Hot engines and oil can cause severe burns. Be careful not to burn yourself during removal/installation of each component. Fuel vapor is hazardous. It can very easily ignite, causing serious injury and damage. Always keep sparks and flames away from fuel. Fuel ...

Rear Shock Absorber Disposal
1. Clamp a rear shock absorber on a flat surface or with the piston pointing downwards. 2. Drill a 23 mm {0.080.11 in} hole at a point 4050 mm {1.61.9 in} from the bottom of the tube, so that the gas can escape. WARNING: Whenever drilling into a rear shock absorber, wear prot ...

Adjuster Anchor Removal/Installation
WARNING: The side air bag sensor is attached to the lower part of the B-pillar. When working around the B-pillar, disconnect the negative battery cable or work carefully, avoiding excessive impact to the lower part of the B-pillar. 1. Remove the following parts: a. Front sc ...

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