What to look for when buying a used Mazda 3: Avoid the car if there is blue smoke coming from the exhaust or if the engine is too noisy. After that repair immediately noticed it is leaking from a higer spot on the transmission. I will abstract a condensed version here since the original document deals with several models, not just the 3. My trannie is virtually silent now which is assuring. I just pump until fluid starts to come out of the fill hole. This applies to both schedule 1: Normal driving conditions U. It is recommended for gl-3 or gl-4 systems.
So far my drag car, 98 318ti, auto has 240k miles and tranny fluid has never been changed. You can get the service manual from the sidebar here on reddit. We had to pay for the tranny to be installed. Not all offers and rebates can be combined. . I notice a slight hesatation feeling when the car starts drivin the first time that day then its fine.
Took it back, they are replacing the entire transmission. Trouble is, people that like it had usually had shift issues, and past experience for me is that fluids that solve grinding problems tend to feel thick and slow if you don't. And it's cold here and I just put it in. Stating an oil is 100% synthetic, in the absence of any real information, tells us nothing except perhaps the manufacturer has something to hide. I bought a 2015 Mazda3 with 42K miles on it. Removed rust, greased splines and reinstalled.
Whom is also influenced not to service your Transmission. I seen the difference instantly, but I've had issues with my tranny and I changed out stock fluid. My fluid was definitely not clear. Got towed - turned out to be a software glitch? Replaced clutch, clutch release bearing, pilot bearing and upgraded to single mass light weight flywheel to cut costs. Could manually shift up gears but not down. I didn't notice any improvement. Chase answered 9 years ago thats odd.
Without regular rotation, rear tires often become cupped, which will result in noisy ride. Clutch pedal assembly was initially suspected but it was the bearing. Also replaced lower control arm with new ore-assembled unit, and replaced sway bar links due to ruptured dust boots. It's called fish oil because it reeks like rotting fish. Don't be pennywise an piund foolish.
The cv joint and boot were replaced. There are too many misconceptions around about oil. Mechanic stated that New England weather contributed to this problem. Tech found leak at seam. Mazda may use this against you if you ever have a warranty claim for your tranny. See if the transmission shifts smoothly. Your car's manual provides transmission fluid service requirements.
Bolt missing from coolant hose bracket, replaced. Stick to the manufactures recommendation or send a sample out to be tested. Replaced transmission with Mazda out of warranty assistance. It was brown with about a 30% shade. Its better to pay for a flush than replace a tranny. And in case you missed it above, the transmission fluid is also your differential fluid. Dealer and Mazda don't care totally dissatisfied with repair job and total experience with this company,will purchase a Nissan or Honda next.
Transmission removed and torn down - replaced gears and linkage. My mechanic suspects some sensor that until it fails completely, cannot be fixed. This is a common problem with this car, and can occur anytime. For our car, how often do you guys think? The problem occurred because of late transmission oil replacement and some plates in the gearbox were out of order. Clutch slipping at any mph.
Truth be told color and look are not a proper way to determine if a fluid is worn. The wheel alignment must be performed after a front strut is replaced. Had to remove left side axle, found some rust on splines common issue in Mz3. I must go to a Ford dealer here in germany i hope they sell it too, othervice i must order it from states. This repair cost also includes new rear shocks. They bled the hydraulics lines and problem went away.
Throws a couple of codes about solenoids. However, this does not mean you should change it every 100K miles. I honestly can't imagine that, as the difference this made in smooth shifting is really just incredible already. Transmission fluid is often red, but comes in other colors also. Replaced transmission with used transmission.