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I have a 96 MX-6 that is a V-6 automatic. I bought the car used in January and recently it has been hesitating as it is shifting gears. I called a Mazda dealer and they said they can take a look at the car and tell me what is wrong with it or they can do a transmission service on the car. I don't know very much about cars, but I was wondering if I could just have old transmission fluid or if a filter is clogged or something. I know that transmission problems can be expensive to fix. If anyone has any advice or suggestions I would appreciate it.

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Hello...

I would definatly do a search on this topic. I know that I have done a lot of posting on it so you could look under my old posts. I would also take it to a specialist before you take it to the dealer, then you can keep them honest and they will not screw you around (hopefully) as much. I would agree that a new filter and fluid could probably fix it, but if you do that search you'll see lots of other options/possibilities.
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GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

first of all let me say that i own a 93 mx6 v6 auto and the mx6 auto trannys are very weak made very bad. My tranny was rebuilt twice and it still shifter weird so i had the case changed on the tranny which isnt part of the rebuilding its seperate, DONT BRING YOUR CAR TO THE DEALER, they will rip u off, what the case does is that it sperates the fluid in the tranny and puts it in its right places.
 

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my mx6 kinda does the same thing...
especially on 2nd gear. but after that, it's alright.
maybe little lazy. i'm planning on bringing the car in for a transmission check... probably gonna cost me to get it fixed... hope it's not too much
 
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Tranny Woes....

And I thought I was the only one. I have had my tranny worked on over 6 times in the last 4 months. The last trip there was a hard hard shift between 1st and second gear. They thought it was the 1st and 2nd drum that was gone, but after opering it up, they did some more testing and found that the wiring harness needed to be replaced. That is what was causing the rough/hesitating shifts. When/if you go in to check it out, ask them to check your harness.

p.s. design flaw in the 93's. Not enough cooling for the tranny. Overheating is a part of this years life.

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Harness $$$

I convinced the mechanic that I should not have to pay for the new harness, (I have a sales background) because they were doing warranty work (although it was not covered), but the guy told me that any other transmission repair shop would be around $600CDN after labor, taxes, etc... He was only going to charge me $160 for labor but I didn't feel like agreeing to it. Needless to say, I got in and drove home. All is better now:)

A good idea is to look at second hand wire harnesses. Due to the common problems with the auto trans on the MX6, Probe, 626, etc.... there is a good possibility that there is one in your local area laying around. That'll save some cash too.

I hope that gives you a general idea.

Ciao!
 
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