Question about 1996 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Wouldn't shift so I started in gear to get home. After new master and slave and plenty of bleeding, find out it looks like the throw out bearing is stuck - probably from starting in gear?Lots of miles on old thorw out too. Any suggestions to un-stick the throw out bearing and see if it can still shift?
Hi, The throw out bearing should not have been affected with anything that you have described.
Quick note about bleeding: Bench bleed the master cylinder, then never let it run dry.
Anyways, you seem to have too many things happening at once. I worry about the clutch itself. When they wear, travels of things line throwout bearings become excessive.
If by stuck you mean beyond fully extended, certainly a clutch.
If by stuck you mean it is released and will not engage, maybe not a clutch...Make sense?
Essentially, you need the clutch to work correctly, sometimes you just gotta rip it apart and redo it.
Posted on Dec 12, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It may also be a symptom of a bad clutch master cylinder or clutch slave cylinder or perhaps a leaking hose or connection. Whatever the case, the primary cause is the fact that the hydraulic pressure is not building enough to disengage the clutch fully.
Check the fluid levels and check thoroughly for any leaks then bleed the clutch hydraulic system if that doesn't improve performance then replace the master and the slave cylinder and rebleed the system. That should get you shifting smoothly again
Hope that helps..........
Posted on Jul 25, 2008
the nipple sticks out side the bell housing on the left side just above your hydralic line for your clutch,auto zones web has a complete diagraham and steps for bleeding
Posted on May 09, 2009
Yes you most likely have a bad throw out bearing. If you replace the bearing you would do yourself a favor and replace the clutch and pressure plate while you are there.
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
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