Chaos311Clarity said:well think of this way.... if i need it i most likely have it, my dad was a master tech and my brother and my friend ken are mechanics.
Then it should be fairly easy for you. I think you can probably do it in a day with help. The trans is removed from the bottom and it doesnt weigh too much. As I said, the hardest part will most likely be breaking the axle nuts loose. Also the sway bar links are a pain, I cut the nuts off with a chisel. Be sure to get a clutch kit while you are in there.
im looking for a i4 mtx tranny....can u beat 400 shipped? and how many miles are on it?
Mine is a v6 unit. I am asking $400 plus shipping for the whole conversion kit. Trans, axles, flywheel ,etc...
itll be a stake nut, not a castle nut. youll need a hammer and screwdriver to unstake it. a 32mm socket with a breaker bar to finish it off.mazdamx6speed said:i just replaced my transmission, axels, clutch, flywheel, and distributor all in one go but lucky i had a good mechanic to do it all for a low price of just under 1 thousand including parts, basically to replace your transmission here are the steps
before you start take the terminals off the battery, and take out the starter located on top of the transmission.
1) take off your tires
2) take off the main bolt that is in the middle of your rotor ( you may need to bend the cutter pin, the wire thats holding the bolt)
you wont be able to do thisunless you unbolt the knuckle from the strut. youre supposed to split the ball joint but if you just unclip the brake line you can usually swivel the knuckle away still attached and have enough room to get the axle out.3) slide the rotor off the axels
this really doesnt matter. the passenger side will be easier. on the passenger side you will have to pull out 3 bolts where intermediate shaft bearing bolts to the block.
4) repeat this for other side
5) take off the axel on the drivers side FIRST!
the passenger side will come out of the tranny easily. the driver side has a c clip that can be a pain in the ass sometimes.6) slide the axels it should come out easily, if not use a brace
there are 3 bolts... they go into the block. 14mm... once you get them out and the outer end is free, you can pull the axle out easily.7) take off the other side of the axel, there is 2 bolts supporting it you should see them just above the center of the second axel
since the above didnt really explain a bunch of things, like umm... how to get the tranny out while the 4 mounst are still attached to it , ill go into a little more detail.8) slide the other axel out
9) get under the transmission look around and see the main bolts supporting it, there are about 6-7 bolts around the transmission, youll recogonize them from the rest.
10) take a coffee break
11) once youve removed the main bolts you should see some transmission fluid leak out, thats totally normal, just grab a jack and slide it under the transmission if the jack doesnt seem to grab it right, get a 2/4 peice of wood to brace it, its hard to grab it with one person.
12) take the trasmission out
13) take the pressure plate/clutch/flywheel, check the flywheel to see if it needs to be machined, you can tell if the plate looks worn and doesnt slide as it should when its in the transmission.
14) remember how you took the pressure plate/clutch/flywheel off and put it into the used tranny you picked up from the auto wrecker
15) repeat steps above
hope this helps