Now my wife thinks she doesn't want it because it doesn't have a sun roof. Not flushing the cooler lines is the 1 cause of early failure of a newly rebuilt or remanufactured transmission into a vehicle. Luckily I caught it early. I have mechanical breakdown insurance and they covered a transmission replacement for my old car. I'm thinking about putting in a fumoto drain valve and changing it every oil change.
I am kind of confused? Very frustrating since these are both known problems and they will not at least work with me on the parts cost. Is it possible that the fluid change accelerated the failure leak? My question is has anyone else had transfer case problems? These are on tight, so get the breaker bar or impact gun ready. While driving unknown speeds, a smoke odor entered the vehicle. If it's not then you still have something connected. The recall began on August 30, 2017. Line up the torque converter holes with the holes in the flywheel. Some noted Mazda recalled 2010 and newer for the same problem.
Last weekend was the 6th time my trans has been out of my car. The second trip they replaced the driveshaft. Would be a nice way to prevent a future failure, even if it is slightly inconvenient. Once I removed some of the old and added fresh I wasn't able to get all the old out , the new fluid thinned out the old stuff remaining and the new mixture in the case found it's way past a seal or through vent on top. Be careful with those third party extended warranties, I've heard really bad things about those things, Google on line, they charge people left and right and don't pay out for repairs. I need this vehicle to last.
Mazda did not provide a way to replace and or check this fluid without taking down the entire transmission. Now when I bought the car the reason why I bought it with high mileage was because the car was supposed to be certified preowned. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. Tip: When pulling the driveshaft out of the transmission, be careful not to allow it to fall hard to the floor. Thought I had it down, getting the oil change and everything every year in the transfer case.
It just kills me because I brought the car to the dealer 2 months ago when I first heard the noise that I now suspect to be the point at which the splines stripped and even pointed them to the transfer case. Will be contacting the dealer I purchased it from to make them aware of the problem but it is not a Mazda dealer so won't be much they can do. Almost sounds like the oil needs to be changed before 30,000 miles from a new car beginning of operational service , like 15,000 miles or less from new. Yesterday they called and said we just received your transfer case, I took my car in today and they called me this afternoon saying that it looks like because of the bad transfer case it has damaged my transmission and they need to replace that now. I have front wheel drive only now. The next day the dealer called back and said I need a new transfer case, I asked if they found a problem and was told yes, but the mechanic was tied up and the guy at the desk couldn't tell me exactly what they found. We were lucky with it still being under warranty.
The one pointed out by sportowner is the transfer case. But this has not been proven yet. Both are known issues by Mazda. Basically the front transfer case or power transfer unit, ptu is too close to the exhaust system and gets heated up more than usual. The dealer and manufacturer were not made aware of the failure. I have an appointment on Wednesday to replace the transfer case and the control arms under the recall.
The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the transfer case needed replacement but the repairs were not completed. Took it to a tranny shop. Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger side air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. They are in wantagh, they have been pretty good and actually do the services i request and the way it should be done. I have to pay someone to take me so I can run errands and get groceries. Therefore, it is crucial that the transmission remain level or slightly titled down in the rear while being lowered to the floor.
The approximate failure mileage was 125,000. Once the bolts are removed, just pull the starter out of the bell housing and push aside. Although i beleive only 2007 had the differential teeth go out like that. I also had a transfer case replaced on my 2010 cx9. Here are costs and options for how to purchase.
The ride is firm and steady, proving comfortable on a variety of roads and the quiet cabin contributes to a calm cruise. . The light is only on while it's slipping, although my wife told me two amber lights came on in slippery conditions when we got a heavy snowfall. I've been using Royal Purple. They say it will be under warranty. Works awesome now so I think we will keep it.
If it was the owner's fault for not rotating the tires regular maintenance , they wouldn't have extended the warranty to 90k miles. In there on page 1996 05-15B-6 it shows the location of all the transmission bolts on the bottom right. I also have ripped leather on my drivers seat and a cracked side interior panel on the back, which is why I haven't invested the money in mine. Fast forward 3 months - while driving in snow, I noticed the 4wd and traction lights coming on and very little traction. Drain the transfer case of all fluids… or in our case metallic fluids with chunks of metal. Later on, Mazda modified the engine to 3.