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    Transmission Drain Plug Question 2012 MAZDA 5 Grand Touring

    Is there an advised torque for putting drain plug back in transmission pan? I can't find torque specs, although the owner's manual does go into detail in how to check the fluid levels.

    I haven't removed it yet, just planning for a drain/fill procedure tomorrow after seeing the dark brown color (83K miles) and realizing it's never been changed. I guess at the very least I can kind of gauge how difficult it is to remove the plug and attempt a recreation of the force necessary to remove when putting it back in.

    Also, another thing. A local dealer sold me on "Service Pro - Global Full Synthetic Multi-Vehicle ATF" after I insisted upon buying the Mazda OEM fluid. It was significantly cheaper, but I am kind of regretting it now. I did check the specs on the fluid I found on a PDF listed on the web by the manufacturer, and it does meet specs for a Mazda M-5 transmission.

    Thanks for any input in these matters, especially if anyone out there knows torque specs on the plug.

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    Here's what my copy of the workshop manual says:

    AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE FLUID (ATF) REPLACEMENT [FN4A-EL]
    DPE051700000W05
    Warning
    • A hot transaxle and ATF can cause severe burns. Turn off the engine and wait until they are cool
    before replacing the ATF.
    1. Remove the oil dipstick.
    2. Remove the oil drain plug and washer.
    3. Drain the ATF into a container.
    4. Install a new washer and the drain plug.
    Tightening torque
    29.4—41.2 Nm {3.0—4.2 kgfm, 21.7—30.3
    ftlbf}
    5. Add the specified ATF until ATF level reaches
    lower notch of dipstick type of ATF through the oil
    filler tube.
    ATF
    Type: ATF M-V or equivalent
    Capacity (Approx. quantity): 7.2 L {7.6 US qt, 6.3 lmp qt}
    6. Ensure that the ATF level is in the HOT range (65 C {149 F}).
    • Add ATF to the specified level as necessary.
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    Thank you for the information.

    I gotta wonder if I really need a new washer every time I remove the plug?

    By the way, I'd give you a million bucks for a copy of that workshop manual, or could you at least point me in the right direction to obtaining one, especially a digital one?

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    It's recommended to use a new washer every time you change the fluid. It's a few pennies. My Mazda dealer gave me a handful for free last time I was at the shop. As for the manual, here's the one I downloaded a few years ago for the first-gen 5 on another forum. Most things are the same between the two generations:

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/wgev1w.../Mazda5_WM.zip
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    My 2012 (bought new), has 94K miles as of today.

    I do all my own maintenance.


    I changed the trans fluid at 60K. Then I changed it again at 88K. I am not going to change it again. I plan to keep the car to 150K.

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    Thanks for all the input guys. I had already drained and refilled the system before seeing the comment about the new washer. However, I am going to wait until the summer and do it again. I am just going for a hint of red in my fluid. Right now, it is black. So, if I have to drain and refill several times to make it happen, so be it. My mind will be at ease with this approach rather than a straight flush, first because I don't like the idea of shifting gears with the car on to flush, and, second, I'm nervous about brand new fluid with no particles to help the gears catch after going more than 80K with nothing done to the fluid. We'll see how it works out. Of course, I'll report back.

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    Did a drain and fill this past weekend on our 2010 MZ5; did not see a washer on the drain bolt...and I'm pretty sure it's never been changed before prior to me doing it. Is this a 2nd gen thing?



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