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Battery not charging like it should - DTC P1632
John123 posted a topic in Asian ManufacturersHi! Wondering if you can help! Mazda 3 1.6L (diesel) year 2009. 240000 kilometers. Battry indicator on dashboard came up when one morning I was gonna use the car. It had gotten colder (first cold night - below zero celcius) so was thinking battery would be at fault but I got this battery only a year ago! The battery seems ok. 12.7 voltage (could be better) when car is turned off and starts the car without any problems. When starting car the voltagemeter shows 14.1v for almost a minute, then drops to 13.2-13.3 and stays there most of the time, however sometimes during driving it drops to 12 and down below 12 voltage then after less than a minute it goes back to 13.3v. Hooking car up and running ForScan, I get: ===PCM DTC P1632-64=== Code: P1632 - Smart alternator output circuit Based on this information, can source of failure be narrowd down or can it still be problems with wires etc? Thanks!
Hey everyone. So I ordered a new Mazda 3 seatbelt for my 2005 Mazda 3. The problem is, when I pull on it to install it, it insta-locks in the retractor. Is this a default thing for new seatbelts? I know its not defective becuase I got a different seatbelt from a different Mazda dealer and the same thing happened. I am wondering if the mechanism is locked by default, and I have to release the retractor part? If it helps, the part number is BN8P57690A02. I am new to cars, so excuse my very badly worded description. Thank you for help!
Should I change transmission fluid at 123k miles?
jcelaya775 posted a topic in Repairs & MaintenanceI need some advice on a used car. Someone is offering me a 2007 Mazda3 (automatic) for $2400 and he said that it only had its transmission fluid changed at 50k miles; it currently has 123k miles. I should add that he was adamant about not changing the transmission fluid on Japanese cars and that it was his brother (first owner) who had changed it at 50k miles before lending it to him. So I took it upon myself to do a bit of research and from what I could tell, he was false in saying you should not change transmission fluids in Japanese cars, being that they are not an exception. Regardless, from what I have seen online, an automatic transmission should have its fluid changed in intervals anywhere from 30k to even 100k miles. The car drove pretty well in a test drive, so if I were to take the car and do a transmission fluid change right away, would that be a safe fluid change interval (73k miles), such that the car's life span would not be compromised? Also, he mentioned that the wheel may need a realignment, is this just a minor issue?
How about the Mazda3?
MotorTorqueuk posted a topic in General Car DiscussionHello people, After realising that the Mazda3 sometimes gets forgotten when it comes to hatchbacks, we thought we would give it a review and a bit more coverage (which it rightly deserves). So, we got one and took it for a drive. We thought we would post it on here so that you can let us know what you think of it, and if you could, can you let us know what you think of our review as well, we are still in the learning process so any advice and feedback would be great. Cheers, Rich.
2012 Mazda 3
snodialove007 posted a topic in General Car DiscussionBesides being fun to drive and absolutely amazing to look at, Mazda 3 is considered to possess a perfect blend of performance and gas mileage. The car has impeccable handling, a new Sky- G engine with a horse power that amounts to a whopping 155 and a fuel economy that not many cars offer. The 2012 Mazda 3 has retained most of its look with only slight changes that have particularly been made to the front end. The front air-dam has been reshaped along with the fascia that transition nicely into the splayed anterior fenders. A new posterior fascia has also been incorporated into the design and the wheel layout has been altered to go seamlessly with the new look. Coming over to the overall performance of the 2012 Mazda 3, the aspect of fuel economy has been widely hailed as the most impressive feature that the car possesses. The SkyActiv technology has upgraded fuel economy by a striking thirty percent. With this wonderful enhancement, Mazda is said to have hopped on to the ‘eco-friendly’ bandwagon. The car’s electro-hydraulic power steering – a blend of an electric pump with a conventional hydraulic- boost finish – is deemed the best compared to all its rival small cars. It allows you to experience a feeling of sheer confidence while you are behind the wheel along with the perfect ‘road feel’. mazda 3