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MX-3 GS transmission [May. 23rd, 2008|04:02 pm]
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We have 2 93 Mazda MX-3s. Both are the 1.8L V6 GS models in Blaze red, one is standard and one is automatic.

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This Tuesday the transmission on the automatic went. It never gave me any trouble before - but then the "hold" light started flashing, it wouldn't go and that was it.

That's where it gets weird. I'm being told that most 1993 MX-3 V6 automatics have a 2 oil pan transmission - one at the bottom, one at the side. About 5% have less computerized version with only 1 oil pan at the bottom. Mine is one of them.

We've looked in every scrap yard in the Toronto area, craigslist, eBay, all the J-spec stores. There are no 1 pan transmissions avaliable. I've owned a Protege and driven a 626 in the past, and never had so much trouble finding a part.


Has anyone else ever come into contact with this 1 pan transmission?
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[User Picture]From: i_robot
2008-05-24 05:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the automatics suck real bad. Your best bet is to get a tranny out of a Kia, or just swap in a klze with a manual tranny.

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