|US BULLETIN No: 05-001/02
|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
- 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.
- Verify customer concern.
- Remove battery and tray.
- Remove the following three parts to ensure enough work space.
- Heater hose band
- Wire harness clip
- Wire harness band
- Insert a 6 mm Allen wrench into the head of the bolt with a hexagonal
- 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)
- 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
- Verify repair.
Note: This information applies to verified customer complaints on vehicles covered under normal warranty.
Refer to the SRT microfiche for warranty term information.
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- 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.