Question about 1997 Mazda Protege
I just purchased a 1997 Mazda Protege LX with 110,000 miles on it. It has a very hard shift from 1st to 2nd gear, but all the other gear shift properly. I just had a transmission service complete on the vehicle. New gasket, filter and fluid. Still does the same thing. I might try a transmission fluid flush with some lucus transmission oil to sdee if it solve the problem. If not, I am going to try a tranny shop. I have no DTC's or trouble codes. I don't want to make the problem worse.
Our 1997 Mazda Protege has shifted hard 1st to 2nd since it was new. Now has 130,000 miles on it and still shifts hard. We learned to let up slightly on gas shortly after taking off, let-er shift and reapply throttle. Did the trans flush around 80,000 miles with no change in shifting.
Posted on Dec 14, 2010
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