Mazda 3 since 2003
1. Operation and maintenance of the car
1.1. Description of the car
1.2. System of passive safety
1.3. Use of the car to destination
1.3.1. Launch of the engine
1.3.2. Control of the mechanical transmission
1.3.3. Control of the automatic transmission
1.3.4. System of course stability of the car (cruise control)
1.3.5. Protivobuksovochny system (TCS)
1.3.6. Antistrange system (DSC)
1.3.7. Stabilization of a back suspension bracket
1.3.8. Traction coupling device
1.4. Elimination of the malfunctions which arose in way or before a start of motion
1.5. Tables
2. Engine
3. Transmission
4. Running gear
5. Steering mechanism
6. Brake system
7. Onboard electric equipment
8. Body



1.3.2. Control of the mechanical transmission

Fig. 1.152. Scheme of gear shifting

On the car the usual scheme of gear shifting, as shown in the drawing (for 5 and 6-staged transmissions) is used (fig. 1.152).
At gear shifting completely press a coupling pedal. After transfer inclusion smoothly release a coupling pedal.
On the car with the 5-staged transmission the safety device excludes casual inclusion of transfer of a backing of "R" from the situation "5" corresponding to the fifth transfer. to include a broadcast of a backing "R", it is necessary to transfer the lever to neutral situation.
Cars with the 6-staged transmission are equipped with the device preventing wrong inclusion of transfer of a backing. Press the gear shifting lever vertically down and then transfer it to situation "R".

You do not hold constantly a leg on a coupling pedal. Press a coupling pedal only at gear shifting. It is forbidden to hold the car from rolling down on rise due to coupling slipping. Long or intensive slipping of coupling will result in premature wear of details and an exit of coupling out of operation. Make sure that the car is not mobile before including transfer of a backing. Inclusion of transfer of a backing during the movement of the car can lead to breakage of the transmission.

If transfer of a backing joins hardly, return the gear shifting lever to neutral situation and release a coupling pedal. Then try to include transfer of a backing once again.

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1.3.3. Control of the automatic transmission