Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Is it a 4 speed or 5 speed?

asked by on

When using the bump shift, it only goes up to 4. Is that the way it is supposed to be?

My car has 133000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. Thanks for writing in about your Mazda Protege5. Your 5th speed is known as overdrive. Manual shift does not use overdrive. This is normal operation.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: The transmission sometimes doesn't want to shift into overdrive .

Hi there. There are several potential reasons why the transmission on your 2002 Town & Country does not shift into overdrive. This could be caused by low transmission fluid, a blockage in the transmission lines, or a transmission sensor. The...

Q: Can I get a high output alternator for my car for putting in a bigger amplifier?

Hello. There are aftermarket alternators on the market that you should check the internet for kits for this vehicle so you can install the larger amp. You may find that this large of an amp may require a second battery...

Q: Feels like car isn't shifting into second gear, cant go over 20mph in drive.

There is an issue with the transmission is the main valve either is disconnected inside the transmission oil pan on the controller or the controller has an internal leak or a check ball is not holding. I recommend seeking out...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...