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Old 11-30-2012, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2006 Mazda6 S 5pd - want smoother shifting

Hi listers, I've lurked in here for several yrs but have not seen my question addressed. My low mileage 2006 S with V6 5Spd has always had a notchy shifter. My wife's Fiesta with 5spd is smooth as heck but my 6 shifts ok and never grinds etc but I just feel it should be smoother by now at 39k miles on it.

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What Trans fluid are you running? I noticed a big improvement with fluid alone. Now with a sorry throw shifter and a heavy knob shifting.is ridiculously easy

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I have never changed out the Trans fluid in this tranny. You mentioned a heavier shift knob and a different shifter I think and the change of fluid. Let me know what those items are. and thanks.
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You might want to check this out
3.0L V6 One Stop Shop...
A lot of info there
The short shifter does help,I went with the mazdaspeed sport shifter (these aren't easy to find,they stopped manufacturing them),and noticed a big difference.
The trans fluid change its easy and does help too,some guys went with royal purple oil instead of redline

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I prefer neo transmission fluid or schaeffers. I have the twm performance shifter. It reduces the shifter height two inches as well. I had a buddy custom make me a knob. You can find various shapes and weights online to suit your taste. I wouldn't go less than 600 grams

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I put AMSOIL in my tranny & noticed quite a difference but is still notchy. Its just the way these cars are. A short throw shifter does help though.


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