2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
- Plano, Texas, USA
Based on Mazda’s specs total capacity on Mazda FW6A-EL and FW6AX-EL transaxle is 7.8L / 8.2 quarts and it needs 3.5 ~ 4.9L / 3.70 ~ 5.18 quarts of ATF to re-fill with ATF filter cartridge replacement. There’s a post here says he used 6+ quarts to do the same. Since we usually drain ~3.75 quarts without pan removal, I highly doubt you’d need 6 quarts to re-fill when you drop the pan with filter replacement.Update 9/20 (2/3):
I did drain and fill again today after driving 27 miles and it went pretty smoothly. It was starting to get tedious when I was measuring the amount to pour back in>starting the car>taking the funnel out and reinserting the dipstick. Forgot to mention that I did cycle through the gears for about 3-4 seconds to lubricate everything. The OBD II/Torque Pro wasn't too much of a help because I wasn't able to utilize the ATF sensor anymore, not sure why. I'm planning to order another OBD II tool and see what happens.
I started off with 14 quarts and I used about 8.10 - 8.20 qts. Currently, I have about 5.8 - 5.9 qts remaining and I'm not sure if that's enough for the pan drop/filter drop + drain and fill.
I still noticed that the fluid was still very dark/black.
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So based on your experience which is the best way to handle the air box for easy access and let the engine running without CELs when you take the ATF level measurement? Yes, I’d do the same and cycle through gears before I check the ATF level with dipstick.