Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Langley, BC Canada
2005 Mazda 3 Wont shift into 1st gear, reverse is stubborn
I have a 2005 Mazda 3 2.0L automatic.
I can shift into the park but it does not set the park pin. The car still rolls.
It is very hard to shift into reverse. I almost have to shift past reverse to make it engage.
Cant get past reverse, 1st gear is too hard to push the lever too.
I had this happen a few days ago but I was able to pop it back into reverse and first. Then it seemed like the issue was gone but when speeding up from a stop, there was a notable noise. It sounded like a what-what-what from the transmission that got louder as I sped up. the harder I got on it, the louder the noise was.
It drove fine last night but today, it would not go into gear.
So far i have ..
Changed the transmission fluid (fluid was dark brown but no metal particles in it)
Changed the faulty turbine input speed sensor / pulse generator
Checked fuses and all seem fine
Reverse lights come on, park shifter selector solenoid in car works fine
Not sure where to go from here. There was a bang and it sounded like the transmission was trying to throw itself into park with a loud clicking noise days before all this started. Im wondering if its a broken park pin causing all of this?
05 Mazda3 2.0L sedan
Last edited by M3BC; 01-03-2020 at 09:41 PM.