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Mazda Mazda6 repairs by problem area

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (6%)

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Mazda Mazda6 transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (6%)

$100 - $499 (27%)

< $100 (48%)

Chart based on 126 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

184-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

8000 mi Transmission loose/floppy when shifting into fourth gear sometimes. Also occasionally (lightly) grinds into that gear. Dealer reproduced first issue, but not second. Claimed (incorrectly) it was not an issue. No work was done. 

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2015 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

184-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

7000 mi Replaced transmission pressure control solenoid under warranty 
17300 mi Car slipped out of gear on freeway and threw a code. Dealer diagnosed as bad code, repaired with re-flash. TSB had been issued on the problem. 
32000 mi Around 32,300 miles, while driving on freeway at 50MPH, car bucked and stopped shifting. Switching to manual mode showed only the letter M, but no number. Stopped at a lot, turned it off and on, manual mode was working again. Drove for a second and the check engine light, AT light and traction control light came on. Dealer repaired issue (reflashed ECUADOR and replaced transmission pressure sensors) under warranty. 

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2015 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

184-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

68000 mi

US $500
3rd and 6th gear "broke" on 6mt transmission. Disappointing repair to have at 68k, but Mazda covered most of the cost of the repair. Good customer service. 
86000 mi

US $300
6MT Transmission broke again. This time it was the secondary shaft. Dealer has been great and Mazda has covered all but $300 of repair , but the car has been in the shop for three weeks and having a transmission literally break twice in less than 12 months is disappointing to say the least. It may be time to trade this in for a different brand. 
15000 mi Transmission grinds. Fluid changed and full. No fix bad transmission. 

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2014 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

184-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

67000 mi

US $50
Gearbox plastic came loose, causing the pieces to get jammed every time going into park. 50$ repair for the plastic pieces to be replaced. 
54000 mi

US $580
Problem with shifter assembly - bad solenoid. When I put the car in park sometimes was not registering that it was in Park and so would not shut off the car fully. Replaced the whole thing. 

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2014 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

184-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

7000 mi Shifting was sticky. Replaced bushings in 3rd, 4th, and 5th gears. 
8900 mi New bushings had been installed in 2nd - 5th gears in February under warranty. Since then, 4th gear exhibits a vibration in the gearshift around 2000 rpm. During the most recent oil change, I complained, but was told this is normal. 
7000 mi This is 2nd time this repair has been attempted. 3rd and 4th, and 5th & 6th gear clutch packs and bushings are being replaced. Notchy shifting of manual trans. Vibration of shift lever in 4th gear. Whole transmision was replaced. 

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2010 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

29000 mi Shifter feels clunky and has an occasional gring between 1st and 2nd gear 
30500 mi I adjusted the clutch rod by lengthening it 1 1/2 turns which allowed fuller clutch disengagemnet. All clearances remain within factory specs. 
55300 mi

US $816
Repaired/replaced first and second gear components and replaced clutch and flywheel 
52700 mi Replaced 1'st and 2'nd gear, syncros and fork due to difficulty getting transmission into first from neutral. Repaired under Warranty 
40800 mi I took the car into Kanata Mazda with a noise which I told them I thought was a bearing from the accessory drives. They told me it was a clutch throw out bearing. Of course not covered on warranty. I knew that would escalate to $2,000 

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2010 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

78000 mi

US $300
Transmission fluid was burn out. Blackish ij color. Had to replace it. Drain and fill 

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2009 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

272-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

88000 mi

US $430
Transmission fluid LINERS rusted thru .. needed new liners. Mechanic stated that New England weather contributed to this problem. 
46000 mi

US $454
Car stopped running and started stumbling. Had to be towed twice to garage then to dealer. Trouble code indicated throttle body actuator open/closed. Replaced TB - car stopped again after 60 miles. Dealer reprogrammed PCM and road tested. 
50000 mi Car stumbled and stopped. Towed to dealer. The Power Control Module was determined to be faulty and was replaced and reprogrammed. Unbelievably technically challenging. This repair was covered by warranty. Dealer support spectacular! 
29300 mi while in for routine maintenance (oil change, brakes) technician noticed a small transmission leak - fixed with a new O ring seal. 
115320 mi at 180,000km the tranny started have problems from 3rd to 4th gear. Est on repair is 2500 and up. I will trade the car 

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2009 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

100 mi Hesitation/hiccup happen when driving in any gear/speed but most prominent when under very light throttle or at initial throttle when coasting. ECU was reflashed but issue still occurs. Mazda working with other owners to diagnois & find repair. 
7500 mi CV joint/half shaft failure. covered under warranty 7500 miles on car. No mods - all work done @ dealer CV joint repair- after dealer confirmed issue, part order, arrived but was defective so 2nd replacement part ordered and 10 days after diagnosis repair made under warranty 
108500 mi

C $2000
changed the clutch plate, main bearing, main seal 
27000 mi

US $70
CV joints inspected, one halfshaft replaced under warranty. Bolt missing from coolant hose bracket, replaced. 
28300 mi

US $150
Replaced faulty clutch master cylinder. 

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2009 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

66000 mi transmission had to have a repair for fluid when under high pressure in system would overflow fluid from dipstick. Fix was to add another transmission cooler. 
15000 mi The autoshift shifter on my 6 does not return to the up position. It has become sticky. The dealer lubed it, but that did not fix the problem. Not a serious problem, but the car's got 15,000 on it! 
16000 mi Dealer decided to completely replace the sticky shifter knob. Ordered on a Monday, in by Tuesday, and I picked the car up Tuesday night... Works fine now. 
55700 mi About every other week, my car will not shift from 3rd to 4th. My mechanic suspects some sensor that until it fails completely, cannot be fixed. 
54000 mi

US $400
Replaced switch that failed, causing transmission to fail to shift into 4th and 5th gears on occasion. 
145000 mi

US $200
Transmission cables leaking 
147000 mi

US $600
Replacement of rotted transmission lines 
8000 mi Bucking sensation going from 2nd to 1st gear. Sometimes feels as though emergency brake is on. 
52700 mi

US $137
Transmission develop what mechanics call " jutter " a slight hesitation in automatic transmission 
58000 mi Left front axle cover was cracked affecting axle. Replaced under extended warranty. 

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2008 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

156-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

85000 mi

US $270
Transmission switch died. Car wont go into P and as a result wont start. 
85000 mi

US $30
Transmission sensor could not detect transmission is in park - engine could not start in Park. Starts in Neutral fine. 

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2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed6 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 270hp 2.3L I4 6-speed manual AWD

7440 mi Replaced rear differential axle seals 
37820 mi Brought to dealer because of vibration and clunk from rear diff. Dealer tried to tell me it was the tires, but after further inspection found it was the rear diff bushings. Tried to tell me it wasn't covered under warranty. 
38440 mi Dealer attempted to repair rear differential after agreeing to do it under warranty. Got the car back after they had it for two days and it still had the same symptoms.  Dealer attempted to repair rear differential after agreeing to do it under warranty. Got the car back after they had it for two days and it still had the same symptoms.  
35500 mi

US $1000
Leaking transfer case had to be resealed, parts replaced. All appears to be fine now. Leaking transfer case had to be resealed, parts replaced. All appears to be fine now. 
25000 mi Could not get part for leaking front differential. Quoted 1 day but took 3. 
51000 mi Second visit to diagnose a prominent clunk in the drivetrain. Shop "could not duplicate" during first visit in Dec. This time, I took a tech for a ride. He noticed it right away. They had the car for a week, but could not locate its origin. 
57000 mi Brought car in with suspected broken rear axle, found left rear broken, was replaced under warranty) While there, dealer found metal shavings in front transfer case (replaced front left driveshaft under warranty as well, and replaced associated fluids) 
60000 mi bad grinding and clicking sounds coming from drivetrain. vibrations above 50mph, and car jerked to a stop when slowing at 1-2mph Transfer case replaced 
134000 mi Resealed the transfer case 

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2007 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

212-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

109300 mi

US $1333
Clutch started to make noise and be very heavy. Replaced entire clutch assembly. Something went wrong with the pressure plate and the throw out bearing was ruined. Lining low but some life left. 
136000 mi

US $1300
Clutch slipping at higher rpm, pressure plate clutch disc and throw out bearing replaced 

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2007 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

156-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

118000 mi

US $465
Gear shift wouldn't engage properly so car didn't register it was in "Park" and wouldn't restart. 

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2007 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

156-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

127100 mi Bearing noise from inside transmission. 

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2006 Mazda MazdaSpeed6 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 274hp 2.3L I4 6-speed manual AWD

69000 mi

US $2000
Third gear sequencer shot 
US $1000 Power take off (t-case) exploded. 
129600 mi

US $1000
Clutch pedal broke, the pressure plate failed distroying the clutch. To fix the car it required a new clutch pedal, new master and slave cyl, new clutch, fly wheel, transmission gear oil. I also replaced rear main seal. Replaced PS Cooler. 
122000 mi There was a leak in the seal, and the dealer mechanic said $1,100 to replace seal, but no guarantee it'd fix the problem (rough shifting into second gear), and may need transmission replaced later $6,800. 
18000 mi Clutch assembly was replaced. Covered under warranty 
93000 mi

US $35
Clutch hydraulic line went bad. Clutch system lost all pressure 
136000 mi

US $450
Driver side rear axle broke 
57000 mi

US $500
Differential seal leaking and replaced. 
57000 mi Bad first and second gear synchros making it very difficult to shift between 1-2 and 2-1. 
26000 mi The clutch has always had a difficult engagement and there is a TSB concerning it. They didn't consider my car to have any problem, even though I wanted the clutch assembly replaced under the TSB and my VIN number fell within the acceptable range. 
77000 mi

US $135
Boot cover replaced 
94000 mi

US $1220
and passenger side axle shaft. 
48000 mi Transaxle seal damaged, replaced. 
14000 mi Car had old clutch version which was redesigned and had TSB to replace with newer clutch but dealer would not honor TSB, and said difficult clutch was normal. Tried to get them to three times. Never fixed. 
46000 mi Rear differential seal, where half-shaft / axle plugs into it was leaking. Was on the passenger side. Noticed when I was changing wheels to my winter set. Called dealer up and told them and they ordered the parts ahead of time. 
29000 mi Differential seal leaking at the driver side rear axle, light seepage. Repair was covered under power train warranty just before expiring. 
65700 mi

US $100
Passenger side rear differential seal seeping 
114000 mi

US $30
Shifter pivot seal leaking 
68000 mi

US $5000
Transfer case had a minor leak when sold. Also bought rear shock but never replaced it. 
13020 mi weeping between engine oil pan and transmission, tech originally dismissed as old assembly oil. 

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2006 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Wagon

215-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

42000 mi

US $280
We were experiencing shock-shifting behavior in 1st to 2nd gear shift. Dealer flushed and replaced transmission fluid. 
50840 mi Once the transmission is hot and I'm in 6th, any hard acceleration will cause the transmission to get confused then slam into gear. TSB for this, but I'm not in VIN range. Will have to beg them to warranty it. 
42480 mi

C $1800
Main PCM replaced - issue not fixed TCM replaced at owner cost - not covered under Powertrain warranty in Canada (it is in the US) Transmission replaced under warranty 

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2006 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Wagon

215-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

92000 mi

US $1265
Clutch replacement, pedal had gotten progressively harder and clutch dust was causing binding in starter bendix, though no problem with clutch engagement or operation. 
78000 mi Well the Repair was on a 2006 MazdaSpeed 6 and it was leaking from the transfer case which from what ive heard is common with this vehicle but it was fixed for free 

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2006 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

215-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

1500 mi 6spd Auto Transmission locked up in 3rd gear during passing and had CEL. After stopping and re-starting engine the problem & CEL went away. Dealer CND the problem and there was no code left. ATX seems to slip upon initial acceler. and redlines too easily. 
19000 mi Warranty replacement of transmission. Auto would downshift to 1st at speed when engaging passing gear. 
52000 mi Replaced RF constant velocity joint boot due to cracking observed during routine transmission service. 
67000 mi Vehicle will slip gears when car is above 40 coasting and the throttle is push moderate to full press. The car will try to find a gear, lock, jerk, and then let go red lining out of gear until pedal pressure is removed. 

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2006 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

13000 mi Transaxle slippage. Repaired under warranty. 
144200 mi

US $120
Inner C/V boot cover. Passenger side. 

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2006 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

120200 mi

US $2500
Whining tranny, and hard to get in gear. Upon opening discovered problems that req'd replacement with a used unit. Also did clutch. 

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2006 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Hatch

215-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

99200 mi

C $100
drive axle seal,  
103000 mi

US $375
Master/Slave cylinders on clutch failed & were replaced. 
119000 mi

US $250
Master cylinder on clutch failed & had to be replaced 
41999 mi

US $300
Replace Rear Transmission Mount 

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2006 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

131000 mi 5spd ATX developed pronounced shift shock usually between 3rd and 4th gears. Got worse over time. Especially bad when accelerating harder than normal or going uphill. Trans fluid changes regularly. Bad solenoid chamber/housing. 
133000 mi

US $1000
Had the axle replaced in addition to wheel bearing. 

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2006 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

60760 mi

C $120
Clutch sticking at first. Then clutch completely seized. Brought to dealer and had it repaired under extended warranty but had to pay a deductible. 

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2005 Mazda Mazda6

Engine not specified

31700 mi

US $1900
Had to have CV Joints replaced 

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2005 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Wagon

215-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

85420 mi

C $600
Both CV joints were worn out, replaced whole axle assemblies with aftermarket parts (OEM no longer manufactured) 
154380 mi

C $40
Transmission cooling line crimp joints rusted out, causing fluid loss. Fortunately discovered before transmission damage occurredrnMazda 6 0l 3L Wagon with Aisin Automatic transmission 

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2005 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Wagon

215-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

105800 mi

C $380
Change transmission oil,did general inspection because the transmission switching was very abruptly( not smooth ). The problem continues. 
126700 mi

US $200
replaced passenger side half shaft 
130000 mi

US $90
clutch pedal sometimes got stuck to the floor. clutch master/slave cylinders replacement, $370 clutch flex line worn out, $90 
120280 mi

C $160
CEL on, Neutral Switch for MT replaced 

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2005 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

215-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

111000 mi

US $1000
Replaced the clutch in this vehicle after about 110,000 miles. Dealer wanted $1800 for the job. I found another shop that replaced for about $1000. The work requires the engine to be dropped (v6 models)and is an 8 hour plus job. 
26040 mi Improperly greased CV joint that was grinding in cold temperatures. 
26660 mi Successful repair of cv joint... added grease/replace cv kit. 

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2005 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

106020 mi

C $100
replaced automatic transmission turbine speed sensor. 
66620 mi

C $35
Occasional slippage when shifting into 4th gear. RPM briefly go up then down. Changed filter, switched ATF to Castrol IMV. I think it's a programming rather than a mechanical issue. Otherwise tranny is shifting great. 
99000 mi

US $87
Transmission control module needed to be reflashed. I was experiencing hard shifts from 1st to 2nd gear when driving slow. The tcm reflash has completely fixed the issue. 

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2005 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Hatch

215-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

72000 mi

US $100
A harsh shift from 5th to 4th(6sp auto) suddenly started and occurred every time. Dealer "looked at it" & said they do not repair transmissions, only replace. Took to trans shop, could not replicate problem. Problem has not occurred since. 
129000 mi Downshifting hard 5th to 4th. Engine bay started smoking, smelled really bad in the cabin while on the thruway. Checked engine, leaking transmission fluid. Assuming tranny problem was from mechanic shop mistake when refilling fluid. 

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2005 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

155600 mi

US $100
Clutch pedal became difficult to press; noticed that the return spring bushing was cracked and falling apart. Replaced the entire clutch pedal assembly. 
24957 mi Replaced fly wheel due to "hot spots" that caused "bucking". Also replaced clutch as part of the solution. All covered under warranty. Took a day to complete the repair. 

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2004 Mazda Mazda6

Engine not specified

134540 mi

C $500
Transmission was on its way out. 

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2004 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Wagon

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

71920 mi

C $20
Outer CV Joint boot broke, replaced part. 
57640 mi

C $200
Transmission leak due to loose gear clamp 
60960 mi

C $1200
Transmission started leaking again with fluid hitting the exhaust manifold and causing burning smell. Replaced tranny cooler hose. 

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2004 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Wagon

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

84500 mi

US $350
clutch stiff. hydraulic fluid replaced clutch stiff. master and slave cylinders replaced. still very stiff. 
100440 mi

C $90
Flexible rubber clutch hose between master and slave cylinders burst 

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2004 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

89160 mi

C $179
The transmission on this car overheats and destroys the oil in 50,000 km. I used Seafoam Transmission cleaner, and then had the fluid drained and refilled to resolve atrociously slow shifting. 
91760 mi

C $1000
Passenger side CV joint makes noise, and is loose. 
33000 mi Car wouldn't go into reverse. The dealership repaired the transmission under warranty and gave us a loaner while they had it in the shop. 
82000 mi

US $1125
Bad CV boot. Had to replace front axel. Frozen to steering knuckle. Had to replace steering assembly. 

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2004 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

170200 mi

US $417
Grinding metal-on-metal sound coming from driver's side front. Replaced driver's side half-shaft and wheel bearings. 
76000 mi Replaced left outer CV joint boot 

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2004 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

110000 mi

US $2000
Slipped out of gear while driving, drove home in 2nd gear, but drove fine to shop later. Shop rebuilt main valve body twice insisting that's the problem. 5 wks later got car back supposedly fixed. Wrong. Jerking and rpm's all over the place Shop #2 basically rebuilt entire trans. Rebuild includes torque converter, clutches, band, filter, pump cover, and replaced the valve body shop #1 supposedly rebuilt twice. Valve body came with solenoids. 
162000 mi

US $150
Transmission fluid leakage fixed 
189069 mi

US $181
Fluid leak, check engine and AT lights on. Transmission lines broken under fan shroud. Repaired, refilled with fluid. Unknown cause, but problem solved. Fluid leak, check engine and AT lights on. Transmission lines broken under fan shroud. Repaired, refilled with fluid. Unknown cause, but problem solved. 

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2004 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

122600 mi

US $1300
replaced the clutch and the flywheel. First clutch lasted 100K miles. Second one made it only about 20K miles. Third one better last. 
131100 mi

US $650
this is the car's third clutch, put in in Sept. 2012. I didn't like how the pedal action felt, and I took it in. Poor install led to problems with control bushing. 

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2003 Mazda Mazda6

Engine not specified

103000 mi

US $250
"ActiveMatic" automatic/manual mode trasmission shifter became intermittant over time until unreliable manual shifts resulted. Problem was the 3 microswitches assembled into the shift pattern housing. The contacts became dirty/corroded (?). 

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