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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check fluid levels first and also check where the shifter comes through the floor and attaches to the rod going to the tranny, make sure that pivot point is not rusted. There's a plastic to metal bushing underneath on the shifter points. If it's rusted, it makes it really hard to shift. If both check out fine, only then look at possible internal issue. (PS - some clicking is normal.)
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
SOURCE: Mazda 3 1.6L N.A year
I believe the gearbox mounting was a no needed extra expense. There is a Service Bulletin about this problem since 2005. The dealer knows exactly what the problem was. I did not know that newer vehicle had the same problem. By the way, your vehicle should be under warranty anyways.
DOES THIS SOUND LIKE THE PROBLEM YOUR VEHICLE IS EXPERIENCING??
Mazda3 shift shock TSB
2004-2005 MAZDA3 - 1 - 2 SHIFT SHOCK
2004 2005 Mazda3 (Automatic transmission only)
Some vehicles may exhibit intermittent shift shock during 1-2 upshift. The symptom is due to improper PCM calibration. A revised PCM calibration is now available to correct this issue.
Customers having this concern should have their vehicle repaired using the following repair procedure.
Always update the WDS PTU first, then install the needed calibration file that WDS shows during PCM reprogramming. Go to "WDS Calibration" on ESI and download the "update" file. If the PTU is not updated to the latest WDS calibration level, the calibration file will not install into the PTU.
It is not necessary to remove any fuses or relays during PCM reprogramming when the WDS screen prompts you to do so. You may accidentally stop power to one of the PCM terminals and cause the PCM to be blanked, or you may receive error messages during the WDS reprogramming procedure.
WDS shows the calibration part numbers after programming the PCM.
Please be aware that PCM calibration part numbers and file names listed in any Service Bulletin may change due to future releases of WDS software, and additional revisions made to those calibrations for service related concerns.
When reprogramming a PCM, WDS will always display the "latest" calibration P/N available for that vehicle. If any calibration has been revised/updated to contain new information for a new service concern/issue, it will also contain all previously released calibrations.
When performing this procedure, if the WDS PTU is not docked and connected to 115V-120V, we recommend that a battery charger be installed on the vehicle battery and turned ON to a maximum charge of no more than 20 AMPS to keep the vehicle battery up to capacity. If you exceed 20 AMPS, it will damage the WDS PTU. Also the external battery power supply cable should be connected to the vehicle battery and the PTU.
After performing the PCM reprogramming procedure, verify the repair by starting the engine and making sure there are no MIL illumination or abnormal warning lights present.
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Posted on Nov 24, 2010
It sounds like you may have a sticking shift solenoid. Often if there are any gummy deposits causing it to stick, as the temp goes up the deposit will soften and allow it to work. I would try adding Lucas trans conditioner to the fluid. It will help dissolve any deposits and is not harmful to the other internal parts. (takes a few days to work...took some time to get that way). Only other possibility is that you have a slight seal leak on a shaft seal (internal) in which case as the shaft warms up and expands the pressure loss diminishes. Lucas will sometimes help there depending on if its a rubber or nylon seal.
If you see no improvement in about a week, have the trans diagnosed by a reliable transmission shop.
I am assuming you have done regular trans service??
Posted on Dec 05, 2010
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