Even the newer vehicles with 100,000 mile 160,934km drive train service warranties, the manufacturer recommends filter replacement if the vehicle sees severe service conditions. This interval also seems to be generally accepted, by consensus, on most Protege Forums. You can look on the transmission fluid and there you will see the names of cars that will best work for you car. It is not usually a good idea to tow much with a front wheel drive vehicle regardless. For a daily driver, 30,000 miles 48,000 km seems to be the generally accepted interval, by consensus, on most Protege forums. I have a feeling it wont improve my shifting smoothness.
Remove the funnel and tube from the engine bay and the drain pan from underneath the car. It also enables one to dispense with the measuring cup. Many times after a few miles you will need to top off after a transmission fluid change, because some of the fluid gets pulled into the torque convertor and valve body as the vehicle is run. Change your oil once per year! Change interval based on your Protege's recommendation. This is a cam bolt used for each wheel found on the rear axle. Be gently and the radio will come out.
If you are having problems with the transmission in your Protege, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. Car also seems to go through coolant pretty quickly - I have had to fill it twice in the last 6 months Oil levels are normal. The following oils are listed in alphabetical order. My transmission still feels kinda notchy like it did before. However, you never know and there always could be a first time so I always stay underneath, just in case. And I'm sure there's more out there. Red Line addresses this topic in a manner that may well apply to other synthetic lubricant manufacturers as well.
If you must drive the car please be gentle Posted on Jul 13, 2009. . Get the best synthetic oil now for your Mazda Protege. Removed the wires and ended up crossing them up. If any mechanic declines to change the oil you bring to them, whether Amsoil or not, then it is time to find a new mechanic! Before changing the transmission oil, remove the tie bar. Funnel positioned in engine bay 4.
But now it will only take offin 2nd and sometimes go in to overdrive. Remove the drain plug and washer from the transmission oil pan. For drain intervals, see post 2. Other than that, great writeup. Did you properly fill the fluid? In my Miata's owners manual it showed me step by step on how to get mine out.
Also if your serpentine belt is the problem you will get a high pitch squeal while turning. We have other products listed such as transmission fluids and coolants! I prefer ramps as less equipment and time is involved. I checked tranny fluid, that was fine, and went through all my gears manually and were all fine til I piut it into drive then still same thing so I turned off my over drive and it seems to be fine except I no longer have over drive anymore. Torque, and the world torques with you; estimate, and you're on your own. Beforehand, run the car until the transmission oil is hot as it drains more easily and completely that way.
Locate the pully tensioner on the alternator and loosen the tensioner bolt and the bolt on the alternator slider. Photo showing 23 mm box wrench placed on drain plug illustrating lack of clearance. It can be reached from the bottom, above the axle half-shaft To install, just reverse the process. Just draining out the old oil before refilling is sufficient. It took me about 3 hours total.
Once its worn off, they start to slip. Which I'm guessing is Mercon V, since that's what Ford they own mazda switched to around '97-98. Secure automobile in a safe condition. The drain plug is towards the rear of the transmission, offset to the driver's side and points straight down. If the pump is failing then it starts to make a groaning noise, but before you think the pump is bad make sure the fluid is full. The fluid is located in the Transmission itself. Sounds like you need a tranny rebuild.
So I'm stuck in a hard spot my self. I was going down highway at 70mph and all the sudden my rpm's keep going up as I accelarated and were in neutral but went down when I let off the accelarator. Protect your engine with Amsoil! If you've added the factory specified amount, when you remove the tube from the fill hole, you'll notice no overflow occurs. From there, you use a long tube and a funnel to pour the transmission fluid into the speedometer cable hole. On a Mazda and many other import vehicles, a drain plug is present. I wouldn't go that far but probably 30% is a safe bet.
I see this as confirmation that we added the correct amount since when the car is leveled the oil should flow forward slightly and rise higher, perhaps level with the opening. Let the car sit for about 5-10 min, then restart. This applies to both Schedule 1: Normal driving conditions U. If possible, change the oil once a year or every 12-15k miles, whichever occurs first. Remove those bolts and then disconnect the water intake and put your new pump in and replace the timing belt. When should the trans be flushed and how do you conduct such a process? On a Mazda protege i am pretty sure there is no camber, caster adjustments on the rear.