1993 Mazda MX6 L1 V6 2.5 litre
Great car just whish I could sort out this trans..
Distributer went after having at 155000 km. Power window switch went at 15700 km got that fixed.
Now at 158000 km the drivers side window goes down, but gets stuck going back up.
The car has been quite reliable apart from these problems. I get it tuned on regular bases. Replaced front shockers when I first bought it and have had the transmission checked because of a it's sudden thump into 2nd, but have been told that this is normal. I've had three auto transmission dudes inspect the trans for problems and have all said nothing is wrong with. I find it quite bizzare as I have never driven a car with this much power and force when it shifts into 2nd can this be normal...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 14th December, 2005
22nd Dec 2005, 22:18
A jerk change between 1st and 2nd is very normal. My 93 MX6 Auto does exactly the same.
11th Jan 2006, 08:26
Hi all! I live in South Africa and also own a `93 MX6 auto, my car also goes into 2nd with a thump so after listening to you all it does sound normal. My car has a whining sound in 1st gear, does anyone else experience this? JC.
3rd Feb 2006, 13:29
The whining sound in first gear is perfectly normal. The automatic transmission is not the smoothest in the world and it is mated to a fairly revvy engine.
On the other hand, you might consider checking the ATX fluid level (or condition of the fluid) using the dipstick, as if the fluid level is too low you might find the shifts erratic. This may also cause transmission overheating.
28th Mar 2006, 20:09
My '93 MX6 is flooding. It first happened in January. I started the car and it immediately flooded. My mechanic changed the distributor. A month later it happened again... I took the plugs out, dried it out and it started. Holding the peddle to the floor (flood start) does not work. Because I fixed the flood by drying out the plugs it's working fine and my new mechanic can't find out what is wrong with it until it happens again. Has anyone else experienced this?
27th Apr 2006, 12:45
I also have a 93 MX6 and it jerks between first and second gear. Although that mainly happens when the weather is cold or the engine itself is cold. After it warms up it's fine.
14th Jun 2006, 16:45
I have a 1994 Mazda MX-6 V6 and when it goes into 1st and 2nd, it does shift fairly hard. Mine also makes a whining noise in first gear. Great Overall car though. Very dependable, Solid Car!