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Thread: 2003 Mazda 6s 3.0L V6 Tranny Problems

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    Unhappy 2003 Mazda 6s 3.0L V6 Tranny Problems

    Recently bought a 2003 Mazda 6s 3.0 L V6 with about 170k miles on it. I've been driving it pretty hard on the highway and exclusively use the tiptronic so I'm not surprised at what has happened.

    Heres the rundown of my issue thus far.

    - drove low on oil for a few miles
    - oil pressure light flickers & goes away
    - CEL appears and feel a loss of power along with rattle noise under light acceleration.
    - CODE PENDING:
    - filled with royal purple 5w-20
    - drove a bit and rattle was completely gone, seemed to pull better than before
    - after about 10 minutes AT light comes on and jerk when shifting from 1st to 2nd (not sure about other gears)
    - checked AT fluid and everything seems fine.

    I'm waiting for my code reader tomorrow for the CEL, but as of now I'm looking at an oil and filter change as well as tranny fluid and filter change.
    I was so happy when the oil seemed to fix the problem but now the AT light and jerkiness has me clenching my butthole out of fear.

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    You’re an idiot. Thankfully you put oil into your engine just before you destroyed it. Why are you driving the car aggressively if it needs oil and a trans fluid change? Sounds like you’ve bought the car to break it.

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