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2006 Mazda 3 - 2.3L Transmission Issue - Trans runs &

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shifts fine - 167,000 miles...
2006 Mazda 3 - 2.3L Transmission Issue - Trans runs & shifts fine - 167,000 miles - 2 times now it has thrown out code 0101 with a AT dash light. First time it fixed itself and we cleared code 0101. Now, the second time, it has the AT light on and Ck Eng
light and it put the car into "limp" mode in 3rd gear. I am assuming we need a Automatic Transmission Control Module and they have to be programmed by a shop.
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Transmission Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 2 years ago
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Chris (aka- Moose), Technician
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Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I'm an independent contractor here at Just Answer.

P0101 is a MAF sensor code that most often means the MAF sensor is dirty or needs to be replaced. This warning would not turn on the transmission light, just the engine light. So that means there are more codes stored and a better scan tool is needed to get them to diagnose the transaxle issues.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thanks for responding Moose. I work with Doug a lot on this forum - you guys are great. It was a U0101 code I believe (car at college with kid - we interrogated it a few days ago) and it said on my code reader it was a transmission code. I read the code was TCM lost communication.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
My son confirmed it did say transmission code. U0101 - Lost communication with transmission control module.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hey I do not think I need any help with this as we are pretty sure we have a bad TCM or harness connection. Thank you for responding Moose!
Transmission Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 2 years ago

Glad you got it resolved.

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Transmission Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 2 years ago

I like to stay in contact with my customers that appear not pleased, still working on the concern, or have not rated yet. I assume you were not pleased with my help. I hate that you have spent money to get an answer but left not happy. Can you tell me why, or can I help more. If its more help you need just reply and we can pick up where we left off.

Thanks Chris

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have had a lot of auto fixes on this web site Moose. I am an aircraft tech for United Airlines so I usually just need bump in the right direction. I simply received no help on my question on this one. I stated that I had a U0101 code. You graciously answered but with the wrong diagnosis for a P0101 code. I never got a response from anyone on the P0101 code and I troubleshot it myself online. No big deal.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Sorry - last line I meant to say I never got a response on the U0101 code and I troubleshot it myself online.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Again...I have a U0101 code. 2006 Mazda 3. This code mean lost communication with the TCM. This could be the TCM itself or the wiring to it but on these newer cars wiring harnesses and connectors do not go bad very often in my opinion. My decision now is to buy a TCM for $500 or not. I have disconnected its connector and everything looks clean and secure. I may buy a rebuilt one for $299 plus a core charge assuming my wiring is fine. That is my specific dilemma that no one has commented on.
Transmission Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 2 years ago

I cannot tell by your comments if you have got it figured out and need no help or if you still want or need my help.

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