Question about 2000 Mazda 626
There are two connectors on the top of the transmission, one is the 11 pin "neutral safety switch" or speed sensor , and a 10 pin connector that is pushed through from the inside of the transmission, the 10 pin connector was filled with oil. What is this connector called and can it be replaced without taking the inside of the transmission apart?
Try cleaning it with electrical cleaner you can buy from any auto parts store. that should help.
Posted on Feb 21, 2012
Testimonial: "Thank you for responding and offering your help, I don't know how the oil got into the connector but it hasn't refilled. I did however change the neutral safety switch on top of the transaxle and as of last night it stopped the P0708 code from reapearing, and the transaxle/transmission from jerking while driving. I hope that the cleaning of the oil from the connector to for the solenoid block and the new neutral safety switch fixed my problems. Thanks for your help."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
ALLData.com probably has the best info for your MPV. I use it for my 2000 MPV and it hasn't failed me yet. Mazda wants $250 for a shop manual and Haynes hasn't written one as of yet. My MPV right now won't come out of 2nd gear because of (I'm hoping) a bad PRNDL Range Select Switch.
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
SOURCE: My Mazda 626 Wont go into Drive
Sounds like you have lost the transmission. There are bands that clamp down to lock the transmission into the gear you want. They are controlled by a hydrolic unit located in the trans. The first thing I would do is have a shop pull the trans oil pan and see if it is full of chips of metal. If so you definately have a problem. At the same time they can look at the bands and see if one of them is broken. another cause would be that metal has gotten into the hydrolic valve body and frozen the drive band portion so it will not function. You may also get lucky and have it be an internal adjustment of the drive band. Good Luck, RAC
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
2001 Mazda Truck MPV 2WD 2.5L
The neutral saftey switch is on the front of trans. To remove, unscrew the four screws that hold up the plastic cover, remove it then look at front of tran it will be right there.it will have the shifter cable attatached to it. Loosen the bolt an make shure to put the van in nuetral there will be a small hole at the top of the shifting nob put a small brill bit through the hole an through the saftey switch this will aline the two an should start.
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Posted on May 07, 2010
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The backup lamps will light whenever the ignition switch is in the RUN position and the transaxle is in REVERSE. On older vehicles, this function was handled by a dedicated switch with a name such as the Neutral/Safety Backup Light Switch, or something similar. This switch was designed to keep the engine from starting in any gear except PARK and/or NEUTRAL. The switch contacts also activated the backup lights when the transaxle was placed in REVERSE.
On the vehicles covered by this manual, the backup lamp control function is part of an integrated switch called the Transaxle Range switch (sometimes also called the Park/Neutral Position or PNP switch). In addition to turning on the backup lights, the Transaxle Range switches primary function is to transmit to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) the driver's transaxle range selection. The PCM uses this information to control both engine and transaxle functions electronically.
The Transaxle Range switch is mounted externally on the transaxle. New service replacement switches come pinned in the NEUTRAL position and no adjustment should be necessary. Please note that if the switch requires adjustment, GM recommends that their special tool J 41545 Park/Neutral Switch Alignment Tool be used to properly adjust the Transaxle Range switch, if required.
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