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Old 12-27-2008, 12:47 AM   #1
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I currently have 63,000 miles on my 2004 mazda 3 HB and wondering what i should have checked as far as maintenance. Can anyone suggest what needs to be done at this step?

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Old 12-27-2008, 12:49 AM   #2
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what did you do at 30k (if anything)? i think all fluids (tranny, coolant...) and all filters...
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:53 AM   #3
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Can't really remember 30K. I used to take it to the dealership while it was under warranty. Would they do something as a routine check up? But besides so far , regular oil changes, brakes, and new tires.
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:54 AM   #4
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For this type of service, do you suggest Mazda dealer or any auto shop? And what would be the estimate cost?
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:07 AM   #5
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i think that would depend on your choices (for an independent mechanic).

i would probably suggest a trusted mechanic if you have one (dealerships generally overcharge for everything).

i think most dealerships recommend much more maintenance than is strictly required to fulfill the warranty requirements...but i cannot really guess at what yours did.

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Old 12-27-2008, 01:34 AM   #6
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You're in luck my friend. After going to the service dept. at Mazda ALL the time just because I liked to, one of the service guys gave me a chart which shows EXACTLY what you should have done at each mileage interval. Here's the breakdown:

Things to replace:
1) Engine Oil
2) Oil Filter
3) Brake Fluid
4) Tranny Fluid (ATX or MT)
5) Air Filter Element
6) Coolant

Inspect, top off, rotate and lubricate everything else which is applicable. So basically, replacing all your fluids and you air filter which I don't think you'll need to do since 04 & 05 (with exception of SP2.3) didn't have an air filter. The estimated cost on the sheet shows:

Total cost of Service: $303.33
Labor time: 2.30
Total Parts: $71.33
Shop Supplies: $25.00
Grand Total: $324.56

I love this chart, lol.
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engine air filter yes,

i think you're right though for cabin filter (not on 04's)
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:43 AM   #8
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[quote author=John_in_the_LBC link=topic=131729.msg2827157#msg2827157 date=1230359915]
engine air filter yes,

i think you're right though for cabin filter (not on 04's)
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Lol, whoops, I always overlook that since I have a CAI, lol...which reminds me. I should probably clean the filter sometime soon. I know the 04's didn't have a cabin filter or anything at all but when the 05's came out (with exception to the SP edition which had an air filter) they still didn't have a cabin filter but they had a dissipation panel which does basically nothing.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:45 AM   #9
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[quote author=Axela05 link=topic=131729.msg2827155#msg2827155 date=1230359696]
You're in luck my friend. After going to the service dept. at Mazda ALL the time just because I liked to, one of the service guys gave me a chart which shows EXACTLY what you should have done at each mileage interval.
[/quote]

Also conveniently located in the owner's manual
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:48 AM   #10
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[quote author=Galvatron link=topic=131729.msg2827170#msg2827170 date=1230360357]
[quote author=Axela05 link=topic=131729.msg2827155#msg2827155 date=1230359696]
You're in luck my friend. After going to the service dept. at Mazda ALL the time just because I liked to, one of the service guys gave me a chart which shows EXACTLY what you should have done at each mileage interval.
[/quote]

Also conveniently located in the owner's manual
[/quote]

Wow, are you serious? If you're right, then I must really fail, lol.
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