After that, it took a little more oil and then I called it a day. I usually change mine every year, although, I believe Mazda recommends it only every 96k. It made a slight but noticeable difference. I did not have a socket I used an open-ended wrench so was unable to torque down the drain and fill plugs accurately. I can't be held responsible for any blah blah blah.
The handle is usually black. Use a funnel, and place it in the dipstick. Yes, it does break down. If you have any doubt, contact your local dealer's service department; they'll be glad to look it up for you. I had a funnel and 1 foot of flexible black tubing, but found it was not long enough.
After the vehicle was up on the stands, I removed the plastic shield that lies between the road and the engine bay see any oil change guide on how to do this I realized I'd be best off with a level surface for the drain and fill, so I lowered the car back onto the planks. They are not that common and lots will tell you they will flush the trany but end up only droping the pan. Read the note about it below if unsure. This is a top shift fully synchronized transmission. Unfortunately there is no easy fix here as the transmission must be removed to replace the combination slave cylinder and throwout bearing. On top of low prices, Advance Auto Parts offers 1 different trusted brands of Automatic Transmission Fluid products for the 2007 Mazda 3.
When adding transmission fluid to your 3, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. Time for another installment of Mazda3 maintenance! The European Owners manual states that the manual transmission oil should be changed every 180 000 km 111 846 miles. The R-2 is known for leakin … g oil from a rubber plug in the top cover. The 3 on jack stands. I try to change mine every 20K or so.
My car is a 2006 Mazda3 Sport wagon. I felt no difference whatsoever. I don't buy the lifetime fluid, I'm sure the engineers who say that have a good reason too, but its my car and I don't like the idea of it. Used in all Rangers with all engines that year. If you search many a car forums, you will get opinion after opinion on this subject. Let me know if you find any errors and I'll fix 'er up. After time, the slave cylinder fails to release the clutch completely.
Then I tried Motul Gear 300. It fits a Redline bottle perfectly and goes through a bottle pretty quick. Usual disclaimer: These steps worked for me but double check your progress as you go. . I could see from the factory service manual and other reports that jacking up the car is easier if you drive it onto wooden blocks. I felt no difference whatsoever. Dropping the pan only or sucking it out of the dipstick tube will not get all the fluid.
Thankfully manual gearboxes aren't too picky there is no thing in manual gear box compared to automatic but only iron. I noticed it drains at a good rate even with the fill plug in. If you are having problems with the transmission in your 3, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. Have parts delivered straight to your home, or find the nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check out our Automatic Transmission Fluid stock in-person! This requires a long small tipped funnel. I've had the dealer do the first couple of oil changes and could see from scuff marks from their lift, where I should put the jack stands. Or you may just be struggling to keep it highway-approved. I'd read many good things about this oil in the past.
I'm in Southern Ontario, and managed to find in Mississauga as a retail seller of this oil. I've only had my car a few months and decided to skip this step. I changed manual gear box at 94k miles. Four of these bottles will cover you. You figure that you change the oil in your car because eventually it starts to break down; the same must be assumed about the tranny fluid. You need something like 3.