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str8path
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:53 pm    Post subject: Automatic Transmission with Pictures Reply with quote

I am plannig to change the treansmission fluid on My Mazda 2001 MPV LX. I canot find a drain bolt so I too a photo. I noticed a hexed circle on the bottom near the drain pan.

Is this the Drain bolt to drain the ATF?

If it is, I will be taking photos all througgh out the process to help others.

Please advise in the next couple of hours from posting as I will starting soon. I am doing this as I was getting a leak on the garage floor. Reddish in color. At first I thought it was Motor Oil. Then I changedthe oil and still did not stop.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:58 am    Post subject: Re: Automatic Transmission with Pictures Reply with quote

From reading these other threads it would seem that the drain bolt for the transmission is on the pan itself where the filter is.

Just wish I could find a decent picture for you, seems like every one likes words...

You could also follow the other procedure of draining and filling via the cooling lines.

http://forum.mpvclub.com/viewtopic.php?t=2550&highlight=fluid

http://forum.mpvclub.com/viewtopic.php?t=8234&highlight=drain+plug

Maybe someone else will chime in on this one to help out.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:19 am    Post subject: Re: Automatic Transmission with Pictures Reply with quote

Here is a procedure in the word document below...

Seems the location is just near the crossmember, wish these pictures were better. My only real complaint with the online service....

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:59 am    Post subject: Re: Automatic Transmission with Pictures Reply with quote

cpapashley wrote:
From reading these other threads it would seem that the drain bolt for the transmission is on the pan itself where the filter is.

Just wish I could find a decent picture for you, seems like every one likes words...

You could also follow the other procedure of draining and filling via the cooling lines.

http://forum.mpvclub.com/viewtopic.php?t=2550&highlight=fluid

http://forum.mpvclub.com/viewtopic.php?t=8234&highlight=drain+plug

Maybe someone else will chime in on this one to help out.



Reading on the first forum, 98SVT-00MPV mentioned that the plug is an Allen/Hex Driven plug, thus likely inclining me to turn this bolt to drain it. But still hesitant until I hear otherwise. Thanks CPAP.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:04 am    Post subject: Re: Automatic Transmission with Pictures Reply with quote

str8path wrote:
cpapashley wrote:
From reading these other threads it would seem that the drain bolt for the transmission is on the pan itself where the filter is.

Just wish I could find a decent picture for you, seems like every one likes words...

You could also follow the other procedure of draining and filling via the cooling lines.

http://forum.mpvclub.com/viewtopic.php?t=2550&highlight=fluid

http://forum.mpvclub.com/viewtopic.php?t=8234&highlight=drain+plug

Maybe someone else will chime in on this one to help out.



Reading on the first forum, 98SVT-00MPV mentioned that the plug is an Allen/Hex Driven plug, thus likely inclining me to turn this bolt to drain it. But still hesitant until I hear otherwise. Thanks CPAP.

Str8path


I think this must be it.

I cannot believe there is no pictures on the site, but have looked and cannot find any...

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:08 am    Post subject: Re: Automatic Transmission with Pictures Reply with quote

found a better picture of the location, I am sure it is that one...


http://forum.mpvclub.com/viewtopic.php?t=5655&highlight=transmission+drain


There is this in the DIY section which seems to give a good explosion, just no picture of that nut.

http://www.mpvclub.com/diy.php?id=18


and I think this quote from the DIY seems to verify that if a 10mm allen bit fits it then it is the one...

Quote:
This drain plug takes the 10mm Allen Head socket for removal. Mine was on pretty tight, so it will take a bit of effort to break free.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:17 am    Post subject: Re: Automatic Transmission with Pictures Reply with quote

looks like it is, I will be trying to remove it, but I was trying last night. If i cannot, will just take off the pan and reapply a new gasket seal and filter. As my prinary goal at this time is to stop the bleeding from the transmission. Wink




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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:33 am    Post subject: Re: Automatic Transmission with Pictures Reply with quote

Have better Photos and as what the other member is saying, yes it is a #10 wrench. Again for reference for all othr newbies like me...I have a 2001 Mazda MPV LX model with 80,000 miles already




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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Automatic Transmission with Pictures Reply with quote

I have completed the task, very messy for my part but worth it. here are the photos in sequence. Also you can read along the thread mentioned earlier on how I did the task.




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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Automatic Transmission with Pictures Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Automatic Transmission with Pictures Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Automatic Transmission with Pictures Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Automatic Transmission with Pictures Reply with quote

O I love changing the tranny fluid. Its just fun to put in new fresh red fluid in.
lol

Anyways, how much fluid did you get out? I know the pan holds 4 1/2qts.

Great job on the pics.
Did you find that leak? It looks bad. Keep on eye on the fluid level.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Automatic Transmission with Pictures Reply with quote

Now where is that thread on changing the oil gasket?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Automatic Transmission with Pictures Reply with quote

Bmwlover540i wrote:
O I love changing the tranny fluid. Its just fun to put in new fresh red fluid in.
lol

Anyways, how much fluid did you get out? I know the pan holds 4 1/2qts.

Great job on the pics.
Did you find that leak? It looks bad. Keep on eye on the fluid level.


from what I could tell the leak was coming from the back of the pan. Applied a new gasket, I probably did not get to show it on the photo. The screws held the gasket in place while i held the pan with 1 hand. Yes. It was bad, the color was dark. I ended up putting 4 quarts, as the one I drained totalled to 3.5 quarts but it has been leaking bad before that so I added an extra 0.5 quarts. As of 8 hours, I only saw two drops. I am hoping it's not a leak. Hopefully just as a residual as I did not get to read the last part and I ended up pouring it slowly without intervals. The fluid had a tendency to have a reflux reaction. All is well for now. I will be checking every day for leaks. Will keep you guys posted.

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