Question about 1994 Mazda 323

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Car troouble ericbfu, I posted another message for you, please check it, also let me know what you discover is wrong with the car. countrycurt0 thank u

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  • Curt Downs Aug 10, 2008

    ericbfu, high level of fluid could cause the problem, as too much causes the fluid to foam, and it needs to stay in it's liquid form. It could also still be a transmission going bad, and slipping even if the fluid level is perfect. Try to create the motor speed increasing (RPM) but car continuing at same speed, then floor it (give it full gas pedal), if it's the tranny, engine rpms will go way up, but your speed will not. Just don't try it during rush hour. countrycurt0

  • Curt Downs Aug 14, 2008

    OK ericbfu, I willl answer the questions: A. I meant to try case #2, where the motor speed is increasing, but the car is continuing at the same speed, then give it full gas pedal. If you can get the car to do that, giving it full gas pedal SHOULD cause the motor speed to increase noticeably, but the car speed to remain about the same (I would say that would confirm it's a transmission problem) .B. Yes. tranny is slang for transmission (sorry!). C.It's possible that if it's a transmission problem, it could be repaired, or even just an adjustment made to the transmission, but I must say this is beyond my area of giving any further advice if the transmission is the problem. (I do not feel I am qualified to give anything but general transmission repair advice. I just don't have the experience in that area).
    I see you were given a solution by someone to change the coil, as they had the same problem. Although I have never heard of a coil causing that type of problem, it would be much easier and less expensive than the transmission. I would have a garage test your coil, or many major parts stores will do a free check of the many car electrical devices , hoping that you will buy the part from them, or have them install it. Please let me know if you have any other questions, and also let me know when the mystery is solved! Thanks, and good luck!countrycurt0



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Hi, countrycurt0.

I took my car back. My technician experienced my car's problem when he do the test drive last weekend. He said the problem happens after driving 20 minutes, and engine and transmission got hot. He told me the problem is in transmission, eventhough he does not know what is wrong exactly in transmission. He put "Lucas transmission fix" into transmission fluid to see if the problem can be fixed. His confidence level seems low. From the website: "Lucas Transmission Fix stops slipping, hesitations or rough shifting in worn transmissions.Lucas Transmission Fix stops slipping, hesitations or rough shifting in worn transmissions." My technician told me if the problem still there after 200 KM drive, he needs to replace my transmission (since re-build will cost the same amount of money). Will try to test drive again this weekend. Anything else I can do for my problem?

Posted on Aug 28, 2008


Hi, countrycurt0. I just tested the case #2. The car speedup significantly, when the RPM increase after I giving full gas pedal. I tried twice, same result. How do you think? Does it rule out the transmission problem?
But, after giving full gas pedal, that problem comes up (with gas pedal unchanged, the RPM goes up quickly, and drop back quickly). I think this is the scenario that the problem can be replicated. Any hint to you?
Thank you so much for your help!

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

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Hi, I checked the transmission fluid level.  It is a bit high.  Read an article on web, it says high trans fluid level may cause transmission malfunction.  My technician took some fluid out to lower the level.  Not sure it will fix the problem yet.  Will let you know.
Do you think high trans fluid level may cause the problem I experienced?
Thanks for your help.

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

  • ericbfu Aug 14, 2008

    After taking some transmission fluid out, the problem is still there.  Will try to test what you said.  Do you mean I need to 
    1. give it full gas pedal at normal speed (say 80 KM/hour), or 
    2. have to create the scenario that motor speed increasing but car continuing at same speed, then give it full gas pedal?
    If you means the case #2, not sure if I can create that scenario.  Appreciate if you can let me know some detail steps instruction.
    The tranny problem, you mean the transmission problem, is that right?  If so, is it still repairable or I have to replace the whole transmission unit?

    Thank you very much!


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