Transmission Services for 2005 Mazda RX-8

Take Time for Your Mazda RX-8 Transmission

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.

Why is Your 2005 RX-8’s Transmission So Important?

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 tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 2005 Mazda RX-8 transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Mazda RX-8 transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your RX-8’s not even driveable.

Mazda Transmission Recommendations for 2005 RX-8s

According to Mazda, your RX-8’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, Mazda recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2005 Mazda RX-8s at certain intervals with Mazda-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 2005 RX-8 services and perform them according to Mazda-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your RX-8’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do Mazda RX-8 Transmission Repairs Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Mazda RX-8 transmission repairs and services. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your RX-8’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2005 Mazda RX-8 Questions & Answers

  • What happens when you "ride" your Mazda's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Mazda tow?   Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your RX-8 is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my RX-8's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your Mazda RX-8’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your Mazda. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.
  • Can transmission fluid leak from my Mazda RX-8? Yes. Mazda RX-8 transmission fluid can leak as time passes, which may lead to transmission problems. Transmission fluid leaks are often caused by worn or damaged transmission components, such as the transmission pan, cooler lines, seals, or housing. An overfilled transmission may also be behind your transmission fluid leak.
  • Where can I get my  Mazda RX-8 transmission fixed? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care can troubleshoot and repair RX-8 transmission systems. Book an appointment online today.
  • Can I still drive my Mazda RX-8 if it has a transmission fluid leak? It’s not advisable to drive your RX-8 if it’s leaking transmission fluid. Your transmission system needs transmission fluid to function properly, and a leak can lead to significant problems, such as overheating or reduced performance. You might even experience transmission failure.