I’ve got my car up on jack stands to do a tranny fluid and filter change but it doesn’t look to be as easy as I thought it would be. About 8 of the bolts are blocked by a crossmember…at least that’s what I think it’s called. I don’t mind removing it but don’t understand what purpose it serves and if the engine needs to be supported from above first before taking it off?
I could maybe get to the pan bolts with a universal joint but don’t see any way to torque them down properly with the crossmember still in place.
1998 Mazda Protégé 1.5 litre Z5 engine.
Has anyone on here done a transmission fluid and filter change on this make/model? If you have, how did you do it?