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'93 Mazda Protege (automatic shift) shifts from 1st to 3rd, then thats it. The RPM goes 3500 and up when I drive over 45 mph. I had to stay under 65mph driving across country recently. FYI...ju

I have to start the car rolling from "S" and feel the shifts from 1st to 3rd. I then put it in "D" but there's no registration of a shift to 4th. I've even turned the "Hold" button at higher speeds thinking that may help. It doesn't.

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Likely a gearbox issue.
Check condition of gearbox oil. If dark red or brownish in colour, then replace oil. Remove gearbox sump and replace oil filter. When replacing filter look for metal particles in oil
Retry.

If no success, or if finding large degree of chaff in gearbox sump, then likely a gearbox failure.

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

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SOURCE: 1997 Mazda protege transmission, Hard shifting from 1st gear

I would try a flush. If its set up like my 96, and it likely is, changing the trasmission gasket and filter will be difficult. Mine has a medal plug on the bottom and takes an allen wrench, and possibly a breaker bar. If you take out this plug, drain, flush then refill via the dipstick tube and a funnel, it may help. You may need to do this a couple of times due to fluid still in the torque converter, pan, etc.
Lucas is good stuff, I would add it again when I was done. The tranny fluid should be pink, mine looked like used oil black before I flushed it.
Also, when adding the new fluid, shift slowly up and down through all of the gears to lube well and check your fluid levels after 100 miles or so, as sometimes a bubble will form and make it look full....then not after it pops.

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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SOURCE: check engine light mazda protege 94 lx

Keep it under 65mph!
Go to the nearest auto parts store and ask them to check it with a code reader. Advanced Auto Parts will usually do this for free!

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 mazda 3 transmission problem

Check transmission fluid. If that is full, try changing the fuel filter. It could be starving for gas, and trying to shift but can't. It could also be the speed sensor, or shift solenoid.

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Rattleing noise between 2500-3500 rpms 01 protege

Just took my car to the shop for the same appearent reason me also thinking it may be lifters. My mechanic said it spounds like a worn wrist pin ...... bad news for you if this is the case .......recomendations rebuild the engine or buy a new or remanufactured one. if the wrist pin lets go then you could throw a rod. If you must drive the car please be gentle

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SOURCE: Mazda 626 'HOLD' light after gear box oil seal was replaced

I have the same problem with my car I think its the torque converter clutch but you should visit a diagonestic machine just to find out

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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