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Mazda 626 Parts And Mazda 626 Accessories

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  • Mazda 626: Guide to Transmission Flush

    Soft, sweet cruise on the streets or even the highways will require more than just great power and speed but also smooth transmission. If you\'re having trouble shifting from one gear to another or you\'ve noticed something out of the ordinary when changing gears, your Mazda 626 probably needs some transmission flush. Here are some things you need to know about flushing the transmission:

    When does your vehicle need a transmission flush?

    Some experts will recommend transmission flush every 30,000 miles or at least every couple of years. This will help prevent transmission failure. However, there are instances when the vehicle might scream for transmission flush even before the scheduled service or maintenance. When you shift gears and experience grinding or hear strange sounds while doing so, you should check the transmission fluid level as well as the condition of the fluid, which you can usually tell by the color or its mere appearance. If the fluid looks darker or dirty due to grime or sludge, the transmission might be contaminated with grime and grease. A contaminated transmission can cause problems when shifting gears such as hesitation in transmission or lack of response. A delay in vehicle movement after you have changed the gear may also be experienced as well as vehicle surging. The contaminants or dirt may restrict or obstruct the flow of the fluid. Lack or loss of hydraulic power can lead to slipping gears, while inconsistent flow of clean prevents the gears\' and other transmission parts\' smooth operation. These are symptoms of impending transmission failure or trouble.

    What is fluid change?

    Unlike with transmission flush, fluid change doesn\'t completely remove built-up dirt, grease, and other deposits in transmission, especially with contaminated fluid stored in the torque converter or running through the cooler lines. So even if the system is topped up with new fluid, residue and stuck dirt and grease may still mix with the fresh fluid.

    How does transmission flush work?

    A machine that\'s connected to the transmission cooler lines or a special equipment with its own pump or one that runs off the transmission pump is used for sucking out the old transmission fluid. Aside from the special equipment, a cleaning solvent or solution is also used to get rid of contaminants, deposits, and dirt from the torque converter, cooler lines, and other parts. As a result, the transmission of the vehicle is thoroughly cleaned while the old fluid is flushed completely. This will be replaced by fresh, clean fluid. Transmission flush is done by a professional since this requires special tools. The service may include the removal of the pan and filter replacement. This is because some of the pumped out fluid will get to the pan and can go to the filter. The filter should be replaced, especially if it\'s already clogged. You don\'t want the flow of transmission fluid to be restricted in any way or for any reason as this can lead to the transmission not getting properly lubricated, causing extreme heat and friction within the system.