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Wow, that has got to be the most comprehensive pictures I have seen for a transmission disassembly. Now only if you could provide step by step disassembly and reassembly, we could say screw Haynes and Chilton.
 

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Oh boy, somebody else going for the big transmission adventure. When you have the cases emptied out you can see the mechanism that follows the 'H' pattern in the hole at the bottom that accounts for all the trouble you get when foreign objects fall down there.
Good luck getting all the shifting levers back in order, not impossible just a lot of fun.
Personal advice: when getting the cases back together first get NEW bolts stronger than the weaky no. 6 they come with. Do NOT attempt to use a torque wrench, just use a wrench about 6 inch long use your hand to put them at a good strong tightness slowly working it up going around and around ( remember aluminum threads )
You are supposed to use black silicone sealer and once you put it on you get it put together and tightened up within about 10 minutes. About 95% of the sealer will squeeze out, don't put too much so it isn't all over.
If I can do it without even the right year book, you can do it.
 

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Because of the Mazda sourcing, there are other resources out there for Escorts, for example:

http://www.imazda.com/forums/index.php there was an excellent how-to on the G-series unit it was in the "International Mazda Forums" area, then in the "Technical", then in the "DIY: How-To Articles" area. I KNOW this, because I saved that whole article to my C: drive, but it's no longer on the site. This is a very good site, these guys are fanatics. I don't know what happened to that how-to, it dealt with (quoting)
"This How-To will guide through a complete transmission teardown and rebuild using a 1995 Ford Probe GT G-Series transmission, an MX6/626 5th Gear and an OEM [MSP] Mazdaspeed Protégé LSD. This is not a how-to on rebuilding a broken transmission, this how-to assumes you have a good working transmission to start with.

This LSD will fit all G-series transmissions (MX3, MX6, 626, Probe GT, Protégé/MP3/MSP/P5, EGT, ZX2) the differential spline count is 28."

also from the how-to was http://www.mazdaspd.com/resources/Trans ... ebuild.pdf
 

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Another resource available is Mitchell's manuals at the local library. They aren't set up by make/model/year, like consumer books. You look for the "drivetrain" book for domestics/imports, and it gives trans/dif rebuilding breakdowns for individual cars over 5-9 model years. Especially good are community colleges with automotive repair programs. Here in San Antonio, St. Phillips College has a program, and their library has dozens of Mitchell's for every system over 40 years of cars & trucks. Unfortunately, you must photocopy, they're not for checkout.
 
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