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Old 03-01-2004, 03:04 PM
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I bought a 94 Mazda MX-6 auto. with 140,000km I wanted to change the trany fluid. I get different answers some say no need to replace the trany filter and others say you should. The owner manual says "inspect" fluid levels at 30k km intervals no mention of replacing the fluid . So what do I do ???

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Why on earth would you NOT replace the filter?

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Unless you are positive about the history of the transmission, I would say the filter change could be long overdue, and since they don't cost all that much it certainly cannot hurt to change it.
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If the trans is working properly, and the fluids is red, change it. That is preventive maintenance. The filters are usually made of either a metal screen or some fiber substance. Many people think that the metal screens don't need replacement. The fact is that they actually will build up a coating, similar to the coating on the rest of the inside of the trans. If you remove the pan and run your fingers across the bottom of the pan, you will get some silver/black stuff on them. That same stuff is inside the filter. They should be replaced when the fluid is changed.
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the reason why no filter change is mentioned. is on this trans (CD4E)
the filter is inside the tranny case and unless you remove trans and dis mantle it you cant remove it.
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Airworld....thanks for the info. I have never been inside that one.
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Re: mazda mx 6

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the reason why no filter change is mentioned. is on this trans (CD4E)
the filter is inside the tranny case and unless you remove trans and dis mantle it you cant remove it.
Bad part is, that's becoming quite common.
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