First I've never had any problems with my tranny. I could not show the problem to the dealer since it occurs in happenstance. They found major damage to the transmission. My vehicle had been lunging forward while I was driving and the repair shop thought it was the transmission. 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.
I have an appointment at the transmission shop to get the solenoids replaced. My overdrive light flashes on and off when this happens. The dealer was unable to duplicate the noise. I have no warranty on my vehicle and really don't have the money to fix it, but it has to be done. When automobile parts start deteriorating, it is good to swiftly find the important components and begin repairs at once to bring back your ride quality and prevent growing repair charges.
Check also our 2000 Mazda Protege manual transmission catalog. However, consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. I called several automob ile repair shops, and found the cost of repairing the gasket cheaper than at dealership, especially since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and the mechanic determined that transmission needed to be replaced. Also with the extended warranty.
The decel is sudden, harsh and very unsettling. I have not been going very fast when this has happened. If it is a Standard or manual transmission you will have to locate the check fill plug on the transmission under the vehicle to check the fluid level with the end of your finger. The problem didn't get better so I took it back again, the place which I won't mention Canada wide service center told me to take it to a transmission specialist. They told us they can't find anything wrong with it.
The car has less than 30K miles. I would be tempted to replace the fluid anyhow, but there is a chance an expensive issue is starting to arise - and replacing the fluid on a failing transmission could cause it to fail 100% or can fix it nearly 100%. Last full flush at 38K miles, and the fluid is now brownish-red. Also, while applying the brake pedal vehicle failed to stop. Our discount used 2000 Mazda Protege transmissions come directly from a dependable network of modern junk yards. It felt like neutral gear.
When I am driving, the vehicle feels as if it is going into overdrive by itself and then returns back to normal. But now it will only take offin 2nd and sometimes go in to overdrive. I feel Mazda should have addressed this long ago and that their dealerships should be well aware of the problem. The service man contacted me, and told me the transmission gasket had a leak. I would suggest bringing to a transmission shop. Usually when the fluid turns brown, its the friction material on your friction plates in your tranny. I took it to the dealer, they did not find anything wrong and could not reproduce.
Get a scan done to find out what is the malfunction detected and you might solve the problem. We sell only high quality used Mazda Protege automatic transmissions, with 1-3 years warranty and free shipping. And just note this vehicle only has 59000 miles. What is my problem, what needs replaced? Also if your serpentine belt is the problem you will get a high pitch squeal while turning. I think there was a major defect for a car with so few miles on it to have an entire tranmission replaced. Have any ideas on what the problem maybe? The contact stated that a vehicle with not much mileage should not have a major transmission failure.
I pulled my foot off the gas and the car recovered. From what I have read on the internet, Mazda has produced a very poor transmission. I am very afraid to drive my vehicle in fear that at a higher speed, this could cause an accident. The mechanic determined that the brakes needed to be replaced, and replaced them three times. I've heard this problem is prevalent in the 626, and also happens in the Protege. It was replaced by dealer at no cost.
There was a Nissan tech standing there listening and after the Mazda tech went to get our car. He also told us a few other people had the extended warranty and it ran out and cost them to replace the transmission. What would normally be expected for a car. 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. We will call Monday to make an appointment again for this problem.