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#127 of 492 Jolting Mazda 3 [micks80]
Dec 09, 2008 (10:08 am)
2004 Mazda3 4dr with triptronic transmission and around 150K ... When I put the car from "parking" to "reverse", the car gives a big jolt. And an "AT" code shows ... I took it to a local mechanic and he said probably the transmission needs to be rebuilt and cost would be around $2000 CAD
Before forking out $2K I'd get a second opinion from a Mazda dealer. Being in Canada at this time of year, a drop in temperature may be contributing to your shift problems. My 2002 Mazda Protege5 acts differently in the cold. Try warming the car a little bit more before driving. Also, consider having the transmission fluid changed if you have not done so recently.
#128 of 492 Re: Parking to Reverse gives a BIG jolt - Mazda 3 [micks80]
Jan 26, 2009 (10:53 pm)
I had that type of problem in a chevy malibu it was an 03. It turned out to be the torque inverter. also the change in temperate never helps.
#129 of 492 Re: Parking to Reverse gives a BIG jolt - Mazda 3 [sankyu16]
Feb 04, 2009 (10:32 am)
Thanks a lot, so how much does it cost to change a torque inverter or where to get it tested if that's causing this issue???
I searched google for "what is torque inverter", ""change torque inverter" etc but did not got any helpful links.
#130 of 492 Re: Parking to Reverse gives a BIG jolt - Mazda 3 [micks80]
Feb 04, 2009 (10:48 am)
You didn't get any hits on your google search because there is no such a thing as a "torque inverter". That said, I suspect you're looking for the term, "torque converter". Yes, no?
#131 of 492 Re: Parking to Reverse gives a BIG jolt - Mazda 3 [shipo]
Feb 04, 2009 (1:02 pm)
I think that his plasma conduit might need more dilithium crystals.
#132 of 492 Re: Parking to Reverse gives a BIG jolt - Mazda 3 [roadburner]
Feb 04, 2009 (1:27 pm)
#133 of 492 Re: Parking to Reverse gives a BIG jolt - Mazda 3 [shipo]
Feb 05, 2009 (10:12 am)
Thanks a zillion Shipo!!!
Feb 26, 2009 (11:56 am)
I have a 04 mazda3 with 89,000 miles on it. It just started jerking going from first to second gear, i dont know whats wrong? I need help lol! If i let it sit there and worm up it doesn't jerk that long like it stops jumping after it calms down. It stays at around 2,000 rpms when i start it. Then it will go down to 1,000 rpms then it wont jerk as bad. Then i drive it for about 5 miles and it stops jerking all together please can anybody help me?
Feb 26, 2009 (12:07 pm)
I don't know anything about transmissions, but did you check the fluid level?
Feb 26, 2009 (2:38 pm)
04 mazda3 with 89,000 miles on it. It just started jerking going from first to second gear ... Then i drive it for about 5 miles and it stops jerking all
Sounds like the engine which starts out cold and calms down as it warms up. I wonder if the airflow to the engine or if your ignition system is the source of the problem. You might want to consider a fuel system cleaning or getting a diagnostic.