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2011 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport 4dr Sedan Man

2011 Mazda MAZDA3
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
25 (Est) mpg city / 33 (Est) mpg hwy
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January 27, 2012, 5:09 pm

Arzona S
 

Question: Mazda 3 intermittent louder during acceleration

2006 2.3L mazda 3 with 96,000 miles. Seems like the engine is louder at times. It sounds like i'm not giving it enough gas when I am. It's a manual transmission. It seems to be more in 1st or 2nd gear. If I ease off the acceleration the noise goes away. This is new over the past few months.


February 1, 2012, 1:52 pm

Elizabeth K
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If you haven't had a tune-up in the past few years, you are due for one (spark plugs, air and fuel filters). Start with that as basic troubleshooting, and have the exhaust system inspected for leaks.


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