Changed the ATF in my Mazda6 today. Almost as easy as changing the engine oil. Just had a bigger access panel to remove.
I found a Service manual
for the 2014 and they really havenít changed anything since. FZ fluid is easy to find at the stealer and mine charged $14.89/qt.
Mazda was really thoughtful and used the exact same fastener and washer as the engine oil drain. That meant my stash of 14mm washers was all I needed. I bought a 50-pack from Amazon for $8 a couple years ago since I used to have Hondaís and still have a Honda motorcycle that uses the same washer. Instructions
I checked the dipstick when the engine was off so I had a baseline and roughly measured the amount removed at 3+ quarts. Took 3.8qts to put the level right when the fluid temp was 50C on my ScanGuage. if you donít have Popeye forearms, you can get to it from the engine bay. Adjustment
MolaKuleís advice about changing FF before 10k was the reason for the change. Car has 8k on it.
A side funny story...I called another dealer to shop prices and was quoted $26/qt! They parts dork told me that if my fluid is low I should bring it in for warranty. I told him that I wanted to change the fluid and he basically yelled at me not to split the cases...even Mazda pre-fills the new trannyís sent to dealers! I mentioned that Mazda was kind enough to install both a drain plug and dipstick so Itís easy. Donít be that guy! Thereís such thing as the internet now and thereís a good chance your customer may know more than you.