Mazda 323/626/929/GLC/MX-6/RX-7 1978-1989

Fluid Pan

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



On some RX-7s, certain components of the exhaust system may have to be removed in order to remove the transmission pan.

  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  3. Place a drain pan under the transmission.
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  5. Remove the pan attaching bolts (except the two at the front). Loosen the two at the front slightly. Allow the fluid to drain.
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  7. Remove the pan.
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  9. Remove and discard the gasket.
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  11. Clean all gasket mating surfaces. Wipe the inside of the oil pan with a clean rag. Remove any deposits with solvent and dry the inside of the pan.
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  13. Install a new pan gasket and install the pan on the transmission. Tighten the pan bolts in a crisscross pattern. DO NOT overtighten.
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  15. Lower the vehicle and fill the transmission with fluid. Check the transmission operation.
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FILTER SERVICE



  1. Remove the transmission oil pan as described ealier.
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  3. Remove the attaching bolts, then remove the filter assembly.
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  5. Install the filter, then torque the bolts using several passes of a diagonal sequence to 4-5 ft. lbs. (5-7 Nm).
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