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Mazda MX-3 Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Mazda MX-3

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Mazda MX-3 is between $276 and $338 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Mazda Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
1992 Mazda MX-3 Service Detail: 4 Cylinder, Manual Transmission, California Vehicle
120,000 Mile Service
$434 - $625
1996 Mazda MX-3 Service Detail: Manual Transmission, Federal Vehicle
60,000 Mile Service
$630 - $866
1992 Mazda MX-3 Service Detail: Front, Both Sides
ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement
$528 - $893
1995 Mazda MX-3 Service Detail: 4 Cylinder, California Vehicle
105,000 Mile Service
$416 - $557
1992 Mazda MX-3 Engine: 1.6L 4 Cylinder
Exhaust Manifold Gasket Replacement
$96 - $127

Mazda MX-3 Problems

Engine Misfire Under Load

Vehicles with a V6 engine may develop an engine misfire under load (acceleration). This can be caused by a valve cover gasket leaking oil into a spark plug well, shorting the spark plug to the cylinder head. To repair this concern, the valve cover needs to be resealed and the spark plugs and wires should be replaced.

Misfires Under Load

Misfires under load (acceleration) can be caused by leaky spark plug boots. When a spark plug boot leaks, it allows the spark to arc, or jump, to the cylinder head. New spark plug wires will be needed.

Knocking from suspension on rough roads due to worn or loose sway bar links
A knocking sound heard from the front or rear suspension while driving over rough roads may be caused by the sway bar linkages. The linkages should be inspected for tightness and condition; there are redesigned linkages if replacement is necessary.

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Mazda MX-3 Questions

spark plug wires got put in wrong what order do they go in? New plugs .but the c (2 answers)

this guy put the plug wires in wrong it jerks then it dies when you drive.i put in new. spark plugs.but he took the wires off without marking them.

does this car have a rev sensor (2 answers)

Idles good but wont rev pass 1000 RPM

Car dies when put into gear (1 answer)

When in gear

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Mazda MX-3 Recalls

Ignition Electrical Switch Overheats

The electrical portion of the ignition switch may lack proper grease at the contact points, leading to the points becoming conductive and overheating. Dealers will replace the ignition switch free of charge to resolve the concern.

Recall 97V211000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FRONT SEAT AUTOMATIC SHOULDER BELTS. THE RAIL OF THE AUTOMATIC SHOULDER BELT CAN WEAR SUFFICIENTLY SUCH THAT THE CABLE WHICH RETRACTS THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAN BECOME JAMMED IN THE RAIL RENDERING THE SHOULDER BELT INOPERATIVE.
Recall 97V116000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE FOLLOWING STATES: CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, NW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGI...

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Mazda MX-3 Reviews

im from canada. Its a great engine and nice car. The rings wear out at 225,000 km (170,000miles) if you dont do proper maintanace. the engine sludges up if you do oil changes over 2800 miles. the rings are a sludge problem so engine flushes (dont use solvent based) are a must every 30,000 km. great power and smoothnes from engine and top of the line handeling at all speeds.

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