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US BULLETIN No: 05-001/02 DATE: 2002
CAN BULLETIN No: N/A
APPLIES TO: 2000-2001 MPV AFFECTED VINs: Lower than JM3 LW28** 10 198855
SUBJECT: Automatic transaxle - hard to shift out of park position
DETAILS:
Some vehicles may experience a shift lever that is difficult to move from park into other positions. This condition may be caused when the spring force of the detent spring inside the automatic transaxle is too strong.

Production assembly procedures have changed to prevent this concern.

Customers having this concern should have their vehicle repaired using the following procedure.

REPAIR PROCEDURE

  1. Verify customer concern.
  2. Remove battery and tray.
  3. Remove the following three parts to ensure enough work space.
    • Heater hose band
    • Wire harness clip
    • Wire harness band
  4. Insert a 6 mm Allen wrench into the head of the bolt with a hexagonal hole.


     
  5. Loosen the bolt 90 degrees, then tighten it to the specified torque.
    Tightening Torque: 15 - 22 Nm (1.5 - 2.2 kgf·m, 11 - 16 ft·lbf)

    CAUTION:

    • Do NOT turn the bolt more than 360 degrees. Otherwise, some internal linkage may fall into the automatic transaxle and require overhauling the automatic transaxle.
    • Do NOT overtighten the bolt. Otherwise, the bolt may break and fall into the automatic transaxle and require overhauling the automatic transaxle.
  6. Verify repair.

WARRANTY INFORMATION

Note: This information applies to verified customer complaints on vehicles covered under normal warranty. Refer to the SRT microfiche for warranty term information.

Warranty Type A
Symptom Code 25 
Damage Code 9H 
Part Number Main Cause 5555-01-016A 
Quantity
Operation Number XX332XRX 
Labor Hours 0.3 
CONSUMER NOTICE:
The information and instructions in this bulletin 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 bulletin 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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