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  1. About to change the transmission on 2004 Mazda6 4-speed auto

    ATX Transmission Discussion
    I drove it today in stop and go traffic today with the AC off. It drove perfectly for the first 9.5 miles, with only a few hard changes. (Figure it probably needs a new mount) No lights were on or anything. So I started to try to replicate the problem. Thought maybe it was in the charging...
  2. About to change the transmission on 2004 Mazda6 4-speed auto

    ATX Transmission Discussion
    Unfortunately, mine did not go so well. I didn't have to finish it, so I had a friend finish putting it in (for a fee) and drove it for the first time tonight. It's worse. Still slips, "AT" flickers on bumps, the battery light is on and off, still shifts hard, check engine light flickers, and...
  3. About to change the transmission on 2004 Mazda6 4-speed auto

    ATX Transmission Discussion
    Okay so you left the upper ball joint attached? I think I was making things way harder than they needed to be. This is why I need a manual. haha. Well, at this point I still need to get the rotor off because it's shot anyway.
  4. About to change the transmission on 2004 Mazda6 4-speed auto

    ATX Transmission Discussion
    Thank you. I hoping to not have to drop the subframe, but I guess it will have to happen. I worked on it a bit today, but got pretty much nowhere. As I was under the car I noticed the rotors were in really bad shape so I decided to go a head and remove them and replace them. They will not budge...
  5. ~~ The official "What did you do to your 6 today" thread!! ~~

    Mazda6 (Atenza)
    Started the tear down for the transmission replacement today....
  6. About to change the transmission on 2004 Mazda6 4-speed auto

    ATX Transmission Discussion
    Awesome, let me know what troubles you run into. The fluid actually doesn't look too bad, but like I said, it shifts very hard and started slipping while going up a hill the other day and the "AT" light was flashing on the dash. I picked up a used one with 65,000 miles for $600 delivered to my...
  7. About to change the transmission on 2004 Mazda6 4-speed auto

    ATX Transmission Discussion
    Went 110k without changed the fluid, so I think we've killed it. Shifting very hard and slipping on hills. I've got a low mileage used transmission on the way, and I just wanted see if there was anything specific to the Mazda6 I needed to do. I plan on taking out the old one on Monday. Thanks...
  8. WTB: LCD and door sills in tan.

    Want To Buy
    Can't read the LCD. The door sills look awful and fall off every time I open the door. Need the plastic surrounding the fuse panel too. Though about selling the car for awhile so I wasn't going for fix all this, but just got a lot of bodywork done, so I'm keeping it. Shoot me what you want...
  9. What Vehicle Were You Thinking About Buying BEFORE the 6?

    Why the 6?
    This was back in 2006...but the other car was a 1998 Volvo S70 Turbo loaded. It was $7000, IIRC, but the Mazda popped up for $3k more with 40k less miles and was 6 years newer.
  10. What's this Mazda worth?

    Release / Pricing
    I would do that if I still had the stocks. The car had steels and caps when new but we bought it with some bent OZ's, which have been sold....so these have to go with it. To mr. cheez: It'll definitely be getting a detail. The paint on the hood is getting worse (despite my best efforts to keep...
  11. What's this Mazda worth?

    Release / Pricing
    Thanks, that's about what I was thinking.
  12. What's this Mazda worth?

    Release / Pricing
    Might be selling the 6 soon, so I wanted to know what everyone here thinks it's worth. It's been a GREAT car, just want something a little bigger/more luxurious. The car is a 2004 Mazda6i sedan with 94k miles. Mechanically it's great. Engine runs great and trans shifts pretty smoothly...
  13. Pixelated Radio Display?

    Mazda6 (Atenza)
    Anybody else have this problem? It's impossible to read. The temperature section of the display is messed up too. Is this common? Is there a quick fix? If it's too much I don't want to bother with it, but on Saab's the display will sometimes go pixelated like this and you just remove it...
  14. one 6 i dont wanna see behind me!

    Mazda6 (Atenza)
    That's pretty cool. The police around here are hidden very well. They use Suburbans, Mustangs, Camaros, Chargers, F150s, and one Corvette I think. All unmarked. Then of course the standard marked Crown Vics. My dad got pulled over by the Charger once. haha
  15. Remote lock/unlock?

    Newbie Section
    Was it standard on a 2004 6i? Ours is a base model, with little options. We bought it when it was 2 years old, so the remote may have been lost by one of the previous owners. If it can be added how much would it cost and what's the best way to get one? I know on my Saab, they it's a one piece...
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