Mazda Trucks 1972-1986 Repair Guide

Automatic Transmission

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An automatic transmission was first used on the Rotary Pick-Up in 1974. This unit was the 3-speed JATCO R3A.

The first automatic in a piston engined truck was the JATCO 3N71B, 3-speed unit used in the 1984 B2000. No automatics were offered for 1986.

LEVEL CHECK



See Figures 1 and 2

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Fig. Fig. 1: Typical automatic transmission dipstick location



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Fig. Fig. 2: Typical automatic transmission dipstick markings

  1. Drive the vehicle for several miles to bring the fluid level to operating temperature.
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  3. Park the truck on a level surface.
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  5. Put the automatic transmission in PARK. Leave the engine running.
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  7. Remove the dipstick from the tube and wipe it clean.
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  9. Reinsert the dipstick so that it is fully seated.
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  11. Remove the dipstick and note the reading. If the fluid is at or below the Add mark, add sufficient fluid to bring the level to the Full mark. Do not overfill the transmission. Overfilling will lead to fluid aeration.
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FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS