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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID (ATF) REPLACEMENT [SJ6A-EL]

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2016 – MX-5 – Transmission/Transaxle

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID (ATF) REPLACEMENT [SJ6A-EL]

WARNING:

  • A hot transmission and ATF can cause severe burns. Turn off the engine and wait until they are cool before replacing ATF.

NOTE:

  • Do not mistake the overflow plug for the drain plug.

1. Remove the drain plug and the drain plug gasket from the oil pan.

2. Drain the ATF into a container.

3. Clean the drain plug.

4. Install a new drain plug gasket and the drain plug to the oil pan.

CAUTION:

  • Always install the drain plug gasket in the correct direction as shown in the figure.

    Tightening torque

  • 18—22 N·m {1.9—2.2 kgf·m, 14—16 ft·lbf}

NOTE:

  • Do not mistake the overflow plug for the drain plug.

5. Remove the overflow plug and the overflow plug gasket.

6. Remove the filler plug and the O-ring.

7. Add the specified type of ATF through the filler plug hole.

    ATF Type

  • Mazda Genuine JWS3309

    Capacity (Reference):

  • 7.2 L {7.6 US qt, 6.3 Imp qt}

8. Verify that the ATF is dripping from the overflow orifice.

9. Install a new overflow plug gasket and the overflow plug.

CAUTION:

  • Always install the overflow plug gasket in the correct direction as shown in the figure.

    Tightening torque

  • 18—22 N·m {1.9—2.2 kgf·m, 14—16 ft·lbf}

10. Coat a new O-ring with ATF, and install it to the filler plug.

NOTE:

  • Replace the O-ring if it has malfunction.

    Tightening torque

  • 24—54 N·m {2.5—5.5 kgf·m, 18—39 ft·lbf}

CAUTION:

  • Always adjust the ATF level when replacing the ATF so that the appropriate level is maintained.

11. Adjust the ATF level. (See AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID (ATF) LEVEL ADJUSTMENT [SJ6A-EL].)

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