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    #1918 tweakingmsp's Avatar

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    MP3 Tranny Problem

    My fiancees cousin bought a turbo MP3 a few weeks ago. Whoever built this thing knew what they were doing!!! The other day it got stuck in third gear and it will now come out. Does anybody have any idea what caused this? The MP3 is SICK!!!

    I'm guessing from all the parts this car has on it, the previous owner is/was on the forums here. It came from south of Pittsburgh, PA. It's yellow, and has almost every aftermarket part on it. If I'm right it has a MAM turbo mani, gt28 turbo, corksport downpipe and full exhaust, complete built engine and tranny, haltech computer and the list goes on. IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!! (other than the tranny problem)

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    Sound like a broken shift fork. The Mp3 was actually known for this issue. When you get a replacement trans or shift fork make sure you get one from a 2003. I think they changed the design at some point, someone else will chime in with specifics.
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    here is a transmission for sale: from a 2002

    http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showt...sion-65k-miles

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    Sounds like Patricks old Car!!
    Motor is done Cp pistons and K1 rods, Doc B oil system, AWR oilpan! Fully built head, supertech 1mm oversized valves, Integral Camshafts, Focus Cam gears! Trans has Qualife LSD 3rd and 4th Par gears! GT3076r has also arrived to attach to the Steedspeed t3 Mani.

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    #1918 tweakingmsp's Avatar

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    Thanks guys.

    The car has a carbon fiber hood painted yellow on the sides. It's lowered, I don't know what suspension is on it though. The guy has a magazine that it was in.

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    #1918 tweakingmsp's Avatar

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    The owner now says the previous owners name is Adam.

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    It was Patricks old car. im the one that owns it now and im haveing tranni problems.

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    #1918 tweakingmsp's Avatar

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    Welcome to the forum Zach.

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    when im in high boost in any gear, usually 4th and 5th it feeels like im lossing boost. like it cuts out.

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