2012 Mazda 3: I'm embarrassed that I cannot find the transmission dip stick.

Asked by Sep 18, 2015 at 08:37 PM about the 2012 Mazda MAZDA3 i Touring Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The Owners Manual shows an illustration of the Transmission dip stick located north east of the Oil dipstick. I have looked everywhere near and far and simply cannot find it. A lil' help, please?

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If you have a SkyActiv automatic, there is no transmission fluid dip stick. I know because I was hearing a strange noise from my transmission and thought I would check the fluid level, so I looked for the same non-existant dip stick. It turns out I had a problem, the dealer replaced my transmission at 44K miles under warranty (2012 M3 touring automatic)

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I have a 2013 mazda 3 skyactiv recently my car has been high reving before shifting and as far as i know my transmission fluid has never been changed since i got my car im around 54000 miles. Could that be causing my problem also no accelerating?

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The Skyactiv models do have a dip stick. It is under the air cleaner, towards the front of the transmission. You can get to it from under the car to check it. It is secured by a 10mm bolt. If you want to add fluid, you will need to remove the air cleaner. Then is is easy to access.

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