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Old 04-26-2007, 09:35 PM
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what are some telltale signs of needing a transmission job done or needing it to be worked on? my cars only got under 100k miles but im just wondering...i drive it kinda hard...what should i be looking for?
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Old 04-26-2007, 09:39 PM
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the biggest sign is a slipping tranny.... basically if you're going up a hill or just floor it and the rpm's start climbing but you don't seem to be gaining power/speed then they come back down a bit and you can feel it "catch" or all of the sudden start picking up speed that's the easiest sign to read for a slipping tranny... this is just for an automatic of course....
 
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Old 04-26-2007, 09:43 PM
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thanks...any other obvious symptoms you can think of? would it slip a little bit if you are aggressively shifting it manually (in an auto)? i tried that and it revved up for a sec then smoothly caught and took off..
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:51 PM
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if your car jerks when you give it gas on a rolling stop your tranny is as crappy as mine. The slipping is another thing. Slow finding of gear under hard acceleration... etc. etc.
 
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Old 04-30-2007, 02:14 AM
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for 98-02 accords a sure sign is leaking axle seals, jerking when slowing down, harder than usual shifting when cold, clunking when going in reverse.
 
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Old 04-30-2007, 07:24 PM
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what are some telltale signs of needing a transmission job done or needing it to be worked on? my cars only got under 100k miles but im just wondering...i drive it kinda hard...what should i be looking for?
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I have a 1998 Mazda 626 automatic and the transmissions for that model from 1994-2001 are absolutely horrific.

The telltale signs for the 626 is slipping, O/D light comes on, and finally the car will not move forward when engaged in drive.

One of the recommendations from experienced Mazda owners is to install a transmission cooler ($50.00) since the transmission for that vehicle is not big enough.

I would seriously consider installing a transmission cooler on any 4 cylinder automatic.
 
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:52 AM
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Well the Mazda 626 jerks when going into Reverse so whether this is normal for all other models I couldn't say.
 
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