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Glenn Bradley
Glenn Bradley, Mazda Mechanic
Category: Mazda
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Experience:  Ex Transmission Shop owner, Powertrain diagnostic specialist
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Mazda Tribute: I have a 2003 tribute it only has reverse and

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I have a 2003 tribute it only has reverse and only a little bit of drive in low
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  Glenn Bradley replied 1 year ago.
Hi, it's Glenn here, glad to have you as a customer. I'd like to help you with your question.
How long has your car been doing this?
How many km's has the car done?
Have you noticed any unusual lights coming up?
Have you noticed any transmission fluid leaks?
What's the transmissions history - any servicing or repairs throughout it's life?
Cheers Glenn
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The car got towed in and the owner said it just stopped driving it has 267000 km and the oil is very dark
Expert:  Glenn Bradley replied 1 year ago.
Ok, just so I know, are you a mechanical workshop?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes I am. I did a flush on the transmission and the pressure is good in park and reverse but low in drive 2nd
Expert:  Glenn Bradley replied 1 year ago.
Judging by the symptoms and the Km's I'd say that there is no pressure in the forward clutch, hence no drive in D. This particular transmission are prone to early age failures too but in this case the forward clutch has failed. The transmission will need to be replaced or reconditioned, there are no in car repairs for this issue.
Expert:  Glenn Bradley replied 1 year ago.
Do you have a transmission shop close by that you can rely on to help you with this repair?