1988 Mazda MX-6 Transmission Service & Repairs

What’s the Importance of Your 1988 MX-6’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your MX-6’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1988 Mazda MX-6 transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore Mazda MX-6 transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your MX-6’s not even driveable.

Mazda Transmission Recommendations for 1988 MX-6s

According to Mazda, your MX-6’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, Mazda recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1988 Mazda MX-6s at certain intervals with Mazda-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1988  Mazda MX-6 transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your MX-6’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Mazda MX-6 Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep Mazda MX-6 transmission repairs and services affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your MX-6’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 Mazda MX-6 Questions & Answers

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Mazda? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Mazda MX-6? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your MX-6’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my MX-6's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your Mazda MX-6 transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Mazda, so check with your technician first. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Take Time for Your Mazda MX-6 Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1988 MX-6, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.