It eliminates the need for a helper. You need to change it regularly to prevent sludge from killing your tranny. My last service at 40,000 miles the Mazda service department recommends a transmission flush at 50,000 miles. Step Four: crawl under car. Pumps for this are cheap and are at most auto parts stores, though I think the funnel could also work if you're creative with how you run the tube and hold the funnel. When adding transmission fluid to your 6, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill.
Transmission fluid change 2008 Mazda 6 If you are wondering how to install or remove or replace an part on your car, I hope this video will help show you how to change it. Belt is Â£70-Â£80 plus labour charges. Here's the Drain and Fill bolts. Make sure the transmission is aligned properly. You might have to hunt for a shop that has the top quality device I am talking about. Additionally, for the newbies like me, the plates under the car might look different than in the write up.
Some is going to leak out when it is full. Here's mine: and then again, after I cleaned it up: They're a pain to clean because the grit doesn't want to come off the magnet, but I have compressed air, and the high pressure nozzle works for me. FriPilot Directly behind the head light bulb is a cap that comes off by twisting it a quarter turn. An oil drain pan and a place to properly dispose of it. Move the drain pan under the differentail, remove the bolts. Place your jackstands under the side support points and slowly lower car onto jackstands.
Posted on Jun 08, 2009 The manual transmission cluch is powered by the power brake system and share fluid. I took it to Jiffy Lube and they did transmission fluid flush. You'll be messing around very close to the exhaust pipes. I've been driving it like this for the past 6000 miles and recentlly I have done another transmission flush at different mechanic since I thought that maybe Jiffy Lube didn't put the right fluid in. Always do this when you work on your car. You also need to ask what the exact error code s was were. You can slide the rear of the black on on top of the two nuts that are still on the car to make it easier to lift and line up.
I think I'll try to change my differential fluid at least once a year based on the color. I believe there were some recall 'flash' updates for this problem. Be careful as this shield has sharp edges. Just about anyone who rebuilds transmissions will tell every 30K as the dealer did. I mean Mazda built the vehicle and they should know. You need something like 3. I agree factory intervals are the best way to service your transmission, but if you are between service intervals and have dirty fluid.
Ask you car Mazda dealer about the updated program for this transmission shifting problem. They replied that they are not technically trained but to rely on the dealership service mechanics. My experience level is beginner I do my own oil changes. When transmission fluid changes colour it is because there is debris, however small, that is contaminating the fluid. I had mine transmission serviced at 50 K and then 100 k as regular maintenance. I read through my mazda 6 user manual and can't find anything about when to change the transmission oil. What evidence was there that it was leaking? The 6 speed manual transmission, introduced in 1999, has a couple variations to the fluid change procedure from the previous 5 speeds.
If your Mazda 6 is a V6 Duratec engine mated with a Jatsco spelling trans, we may have the same line of transmission which needs a little babying. Step Nine: Before you start your car, pump the clutch about 10-15 times. Just have it extracted through the dipstick, and replace that amount. To change the transmission fluid in your car, you need a certified auto repair shop and for this you may contact:. Items Needed: An extra person is a good idea when it comes time to actually pour the fluid in. But am gonna get my mechanic to do it instead.
Be sure to install the check plug and tighten it securely when you are done. I found an error in the How To that will hinder everyone who follows it if their transmissions are like mine. Plus another potential Â£150 as apparently the auto tensioner can 'go' when replacing the belt. Put the pan in place against the transaxle and install the bolts. Make sure your drain pan is in place.
These particles are worn off material from your clutches and bands etc. Thankfully, many fluid refills are taken care of and checked on whenever you bring your Mazda in for service. I did it about 20, just to be on the safe side. I would be calling Valvoline to find out exactly what they have to say about it. But if your half way there, forget it or get an accurate analysis done. The reason it is unfortunate is that it becomes difficult to get a shop the original place to cover their responsibilities.