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How to Add Transmission Fluid to a Mazda B4000

by Marlo Peterson

The B4000 is a small pickup truck manufactured by Mazda. Like most vehicles, the Mazda B4000 requires frequent transmission fluid checks. Transmission fluid should be changed every 30,000 miles or as needed, according to the Cars website. Paying attention to the transmission fluid level helps keep the transmission in working condition, allowing your truck to switch gears smoothly. When fluid levels are not maintained, shift quality can be affected. The procedure for adding fluid is simple and is not time consuming.

Start the engine on the truck. Allow it to idle for about five minutes so the engine can heat.

Release the hood trigger and open the hood. Make sure it's propped up.

Pull out the transmission dipstick located near the engine. Wipe it off with a towel and reinsert it.

Pull the dipstick out again. Check the bottom of the stick for the fluid level. There are two dots on the stick, one above the other. Your truck has the proper amount of fluid if the fluid level lies between those two dots. If it lies beneath the bottom dot, add fluid.

Pour transmission fluid into the transmission reservoir. Measure the fluid level periodically, and continue to add fluid until the correct level is attained.

About the Author

Marlo Peterson began writing professionally as a beat reporter in 2007. His work has appeared in "The Virginian-Pilot," "MIX Magazine" and at He holds a Bachelor of Science in mass communications from Norfolk State University in Norfolk.

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