Question about 1996 Mazda 626
Recently my check engine light came on. When driving the car it can switch gears fine up until I reach around 40mph. Then it wont switch gears to go any faster. Sometimes it will switch but most of the times it sounds like its trying but doesn't. I put the OBDII scanner in and it came up with one code P0734 (gear 4 incorrect ratio). What should I check for besides the tranny oil and filter? How much can it cost to repair if I have to take it to a shop?
I hope to fix it myself instead of forking it over to a shop.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
IT IS THE STRAINER INSIDE THE PAN IN THE TRANSMISSION,WHEN ITS COOL THE FLUID IS TO THICK TO TRAVEL AND GRITTY TO GO THROUGH THE STRAINER SCREEN,BUT WHEN THE TRANNY WARMS THE FLUID ITS THEN ABLE TO FLOW THROUGH THE SCREEN AND SHIFT PROPERLY.
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
There are some sensors on the transmission that tend to go bad. You may also need to check the wiring. Could be a computer problem. How many miles?
Posted on Mar 06, 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
I had the same problem I changed the transmission fluid & put a new filter in the trans, this fixed it good until I put my foot down to overtake the trans kicked down to 2nd gear & the hold light started flashing again & the trans started slipping again. I stressed over it for a day or 2 & then I took it out for a drive & thrashed it, Low & behold it came right. When you change fluid its impossible to get all the old fluid out because the torque converter holds a liter or two under pressure, so when I put my foot down some of the gunk blew through & blocked the pump it looses pressure & cant change gear. You need to get it flushed by a transmission specialist
Posted on May 11, 2009
With any vehicle that has a hydraulic clutch, a worn master cylinder or slave cylinder will give this very symptom. First step is to check the fluid in the resivor. If it is low, you will want to check for fluid bypassing the seals. Be sure to check under the rubber dust cover as fluid can collect there and not be readily visible. Also, if the fluid in the resivor is dark colored, it is an indication of the internal seals going bad and you will need to replace the cylinders.
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
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Trouble Code Conditions:
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