looking for MP3 donor Tranny, needs 4th, (prim, Sec) and both 5th

gs01rct

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Mazda, Blue MP3
Hello all,

Just purchased a hard driven MP3 with locked-up tranny as a "first car" for my son. Dropped the tranny, (thanks for write-up on How-to), popped it open and holy-crap, lots of gear pieces ...
Long story short, it needs, 4th Primary and Secondary, 5th and 5th Alternate. Looking all over for donor trannies. Finding 626 and Probe trannies are most affordable, but they are mostly 90's versions. Found the MP3 tranny was a G15M-R, the early Probes were M5R2C, and the 626 were G25M-R(??).

BIG QUESTION IS:

Can I used ANY 626 or Probe as a donor AND can I just swap complete Primary and Secondary, as is, along with the 5th gears and come out with a safe, reliable car for my (soon-to-be) 16 year old?

Thanks, in advance for assistance.
 

gs01rct

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Mazda, Blue MP3
Found a donor trans from LKQ in Savannah.
Looks clean, no leaks, and behold brand NEW clutch... my lucky day.

Got it mounted on Sunday... be zoom-zooming soon.
Tried to post pictures of the metal chunks from the blown tranny ...I seem to be corn-fused on how to do that.

Cheers!
 

hornsfan10609

Certified Mazda Tech
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2003.5 Mazdaspeed Protege x2
I have had to swap the trannys in both of my MSPs this summer, fun stuff. I found one on craigslist from a Protege 5 and pulled another from the junkyard. Can't beat a $200 trans swap.