Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide

Add Transmission Fluid: 1999-2003 Mazda Protege

Don Jacobs helped make these videos

We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

Video Description

This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2000 Mazda Protege. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. If the transmission fluid level on your Protege is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube. Mazda has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual (typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities.) When adding transmission fluid to your Protege, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill.

If you are having problems with the transmission in your Protege, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • Third Brake Light Bulb Change Mazda Protege (1999-2003)
    Change center stop light

    Don't be the guy with your third brake light burnt out

    2002 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L 4 Cyl.
  • Rear Turn Signal Replacement Mazda Protege (1999-2003)
    Change a rear blinker

    Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb

    2002 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L 4 Cyl.
  • Engine Light Is On: 1999-2003 Mazda Protege - What to Do
    Do not ignore this!

    A check engine light can be cleared with a simple fix or it could be a major problem - find out now!

    2002 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L 4 Cyl.
  • 1999-2003 Mazda Protege Jack Up How To
    Learn how to jack up your car

    A few key tips will make jacking up your car much safer

    2002 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L 4 Cyl.
  • Add Windshield Washer Fluid Mazda Protege (1999-2003)
    Add washer fluid

    One of the easiest fluids to top off - learn how to open the hood and where the reservoir is on your car

    2002 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L 4 Cyl.
  • 1999-2003 Mazda Protege: Fix Oil Leaks
    Fix minor oil leaks

    Learn how to diagnose and fix minor oil leaks in your car

    2002 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L 4 Cyl.
  • See all videos for the 2002 Mazda Protege
The Right Parts
The Right Tools