Question about 1990 Mazda MX-5
Cheers for that, I have not had the car very long. I spoke with an auto trans repairer here in Rotorua who suggested it was a pressure valve problem and that a simple solution was to drill a hole in the part of the trans which would relieve the pressure. After your comment I am unsure now whether to trust his judgement. Where would I make the adjustment you suggest?
Thank you again
Considering the advice I got many moons ago from a very respected transmission specialist to never even change fluid unless it smelled burned because opening that closed system was inviting disaster, drilling a hole in it sounds especially repugnant. Producing drilling chips inside and then leaving a breathing hole sounds insane.
Clearances and valveing inside the things is extremely critical and a speck of anything can disable the beasts.
I cannot advise you on the specifics of your tranny as they may even vary from one market to another.
I looked to see if NZ had a chain similar to those we have in the US and it appears that Repco might be the right choice to check for service manuals that should be oriented to your market.
I recommend to all that they should have one in their car in case you are far from home and need service in an area that might not have the info they need to get you rolling again.
I suspect Haynes manuals should be available (they were once a British publisher, now acquired by Chilton) in your area and they are well written.
Posted on Jun 21, 2008
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