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NOTICE No: MT000003925
MODEL: Mazda MPV YEAR: 2002-2003
AFFECTED VINs: N/A
SUBJECT: 2-3 Shift Flare/Slippage
DETAILS:

Symptoms and Conditions:

There may be a 2-3 shift flare (slippage or large increase in RPM during the 2-3 upshift). This condition is only for the 2-3 shift and can occur when the engine is cold or at operating temperature.

Repair Procedure:

  1. Make sure the ATF level is correct. Prepare the vehicle for a road test.
  2. From a stop with the shift selector in the '3' position, accelerate vehicle at full throttle to confirm a shift from 2nd to 3rd gear.
    Note: When the shift selector is in the '3' position, the transaxle will start in 2nd gear and shift one time to 3rd gear only.
  3. If there is a 2-3 shift flare or slippage during the 2-3 UPSHIFT, re-flash the Tranmssion Control Module (TCM) or swap a TCM from a known good vehicle. Refer to Service Bulletin No: 05-011/02 for TCM re-flash procedure. If the TCM does not repair the shift concern, replace the control valve body assembly.

Caution:

When replacing the valve body assembly, be careful to re-install the two small O-rings between the valve body and main case. If one or both of the O-rings are left out, the transaxle may have no movement in any shift selector position.

Parts Information:

FP01-19-750 (control valve assembly)
MT02-K2-001 (TCM Flash Kit. Order from MSTORE)

CONSUMER NOTICE:
The information and instructions in this notice are intended for use by skilled technicians. Mazda technicians utilize the proper tools/equipment and take training to correctly and safely maintain Mazda vehicles. These instructions should not be performed by "do-it-yourselfers." Consumers should not assume this notice applies to their vehicle or that their vehicle will develop the described concern. To determine if the information applies, consumers should contact their nearest authorized Mazda dealership.
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