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Experience:  16 yrs. experience with auto, manual, & CVT drivelines
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I have a 2008 Mazda 6 with a 4cyl engine and having auto

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I have a 2008 Mazda 6 with a 4cyl engine and having auto transmission problems it shits 1 2 3 then does not shift passed 3 clef all fuses n breakers relays moved batt cable and reinstalled started it up and goes 1 2 3 and then the to 4 but is not engaged then to 5 and not engaged I stopped backed up and started forward again goes 1 2 3 and stops there again just like it was before I moved the batt cable the car has 232000 miles on it and as far as I know the the transmission fluid has never been changed the fluid is dark but doesn't smell real bad I've smelled so before that smelled Burt but this doesn't I love this little car pretty much problem free until thanks *****
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 years ago.

Below is a file showing the possible causes.

I recommend removing the valve body, and checking for any valve scoring, and if okay then replace the solenoids used for the 3-4 shift as your first approach.

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Thanks Chris