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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Washer Fluid

Inspecting Washer Fluid Level

WARNING Use only windshield washer fl uid or plain water in the reservoir: Using radiator antifreeze as washer fl uid is dangerous. If sprayed on the windshield, it will dirty the windshield, aff ect your visibility, and could result in an accident.

Using Washer Fluid Without Anti-freeze Protection in Cold Weather: Operating your vehicle in temperatures below 4 degrees C (40 degrees F) using washer fl uid without anti-freeze protection is dangerous as it could cause impaired windshield vision and result in an accident. In cold weather, always use washer fl uid with antifreeze protection.

NOTE State or local regulations may restrict the use of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are commonly used as anti-freeze agents in washer fluid. A washer fluid with limited VOC content should be used only if it provides adequate freeze resistance for all regions and climates in which the vehicle will be operated.

Inspect fluid level in the washer fluid reservoir; add fluid if necessary.

Mazda 3. Inspecting Washer Fluid Level


Use plain water if washer fluid is unavailable.

But use only washer fluid in cold weather to prevent it from freezing.

NOTE Front and rear washer fluid is supplied from the same reservoir.

Body Lubrication

All moving points of the body, such as door and hood hinges and locks, should be lubricated each time the engine oil is changed. Use a nonfreezing lubricant on locks during cold weather.

Make sure the hood's secondary latch keeps the hood from opening when the primary latch is released.

Brake/Clutch Fluid
Inspecting Brake/Clutch Fluid Level WARNING If the brake/clutch fl uid level is low, have the brakes inspected: A low brake/clutch fl uid level is dangerous. A low level could i ...

Wiper Blades
CAUTION Hot waxes applied by automatic car washers have been known to aff ect the wiper's ability to clean windows. To prevent damage to the wiper blades, do not use gasolin ...

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Rear Door Removal/Installation
WARNING: Removing the rear door without supporting it could cause the rear door to fall and cause serious injury. Always perform the procedure with at least another person to prevent the rear door from falling. 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Remove in the order i ...

Drive Belt Auto Tensioner Inspection [Mzr 2.0, Mzr 2.5]
MZR 2.0 1. Remove the generator drive belt with the A/C drive belt still installed and set it out of the way.. 2. Verify that the drive belt auto tensioner moves smoothly in the operational direction. If it does not move smoothly, replace the drive belt auto tensioner.. 3. T ...

Generator Removal/Installation [Mzr 2.0, Mzr 2.5]
WARNING: Remove and install all parts when the engine is cold, otherwise they can cause severe burns or serious injury. When the battery cables are connected, touching the vehicle body with generator terminal B will generate sparks. This can cause personal injury, fire, and ...

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