Gearbox Mazda F3A

The Mazda F3A 3-speed automatic transmission was produced in Japan from 1982 to 1997 and was installed on numerous compact models from Mazda, Ford, Isuzu, Kia and Suzuki. This transmission, also known as the Jatco JF301H, was installed with engines up to 145 Nm of torque.

Mazda gearboxes: F3A, G4A‑EL, GF4A‑EL, F4A‑EL, AW6A‑EL, FW6A‑EL / GW6A‑EL, SJ6A‑EL.

Specifications

Production years 2004 – 2009
Type automatic transmission
Number of gears 3
Type of drive front
Engine volume, l up to 1.6
Torque output, Nm up to 145
Recommended oil ATF Dexron III
Oil capacity, liter 6.5
Replacing the oil every 50,000 km
Replacing the filter every 50,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~200 000

Gear ratios Mazda F3A

Using the example of a Suzuki Swift 1992 with a 1.3 liter engine:

Main 3.450
1st 2.841
2nd 1.541
3rd 1.000
Reverse 2.400

The transmission was installed on:

  • Ford Aspire 1 (WD) in 1993 – 1997;
  • Ford Laser 1 (KA) in 1982 – 1985; Laser 2 (KC) in 1985 – 1989; Laser 3 (KF) in 1989 – 1994;
  • Ford Festiva 1 (WA) in 1986 – 1992; Festiva 2 (WB) in 1993 – 2000;
  • Geo Spectrum 1 (JT1) in 1988 – 1990;
  • Geo Storm 1 (JT6) in 1990 – 1993;
  • Isuzu Gemini 2 (JT1) in 1985 – 1990; Gemini 3 (JT6) in 1990 – 1993;
  • Kia Avella 1 (KB) in 1994 – 2000;
  • Kia Pride 1 (DA) in 1986 – 2000;
  • Mazda 121 I (DA) in 1986 – 1991; 121 II (DB) in 1991 – 1998;
  • Mazda 323 III (BF) in 1985 – 1989; 323 IV (BG) in 1989 – 1994; 323 V (BA) in 1994 – 1998;
  • Mazda 626 II (GC) in 1982 – 1987;
  • Mercury Tracer 1 (KC) in 1986 – 1989;
  • Suzuki Swift 2 (EA/MA) in 1988 – 1997.

Disadvantages of the Mazda F3A gearbox

  • This transmission is reliable, unpretentious and breaks down only at high mileage.
  • Due to difficulties with spare parts, owners prefer contract units.

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