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2004 Mazda MAZDA3 i 4dr Sedan Auto

2004 Mazda MAZDA3
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
26 mpg city / 34 mpg hwy
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July 11, 2013, 7:56 pm

Nancy W

Question: When should I need a transmission flush? I have 2 different opinions & I really need to know. Thank

I just purchased a 2011 Mazda 3. I took it on for an oil change & they told me I needed a transmission flush, it looked a little dirty. I called another automotive place for a price & they told me that that was crazy & didn't need one for many many more miles. Now I don't know who to believe. I had to buy this new car cause the trans. blew on my last car. So you see my concern. Buying used, not knowing, wanting to make sure(God forbid) that the remaining warranty would still be good. Help!

July 16, 2013, 2:31 pm

Ron W
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I don't recommend flushes in general. And your vehicle is new enough that it may have lifetime transmission fluid.

So I agree with the second shop. Contact your dealer to see if you EVER need transmission service. I suspect you don't.

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