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Shifter works when car is off, start car and then shifter won't go in gear. if i start vehicle in first with clutch pedal to floor, car starts going forward. mazda miata mx-5 just put new slave cylinder in and bled. next step was to put clutch master cylinder in. i have adjusted clutch pedal up under dash. i have a very soft clutch pedal. i had a problem with car going in reverse or forward with clutch pedal to the floor

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The one item I would suspect is the through-out-bearing not completely disengaging the pressure plate from the fly wheel. If the vehicle is in neutral and you slowly depress the clutch and release it do hear a singing or whining sound? Since you cannot adjust the clutch any more the through-out-bearing is the component which moves the pressure plate from the fly wheel to stop the power from the engine to the transmission. It is difficult to shift when the engine is on because the fly wheel is still engaged and powering your transmission.

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Did you bench bleed the master before installing if not it mite be air just because its new don't mean its good bad parts are more conman than you think

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Sounds like the seal in the new clutch master cylinder. I've seen that same problem in the hand brake system in small 2 and 4 seat airplanes. ( I'm and aircraft mechanic) The problem is not air in the lines so bleeding won't help. The piston seal is intermittantly failing to seal. That is whty the function can return without any apparent reason as the seal has seated itself. The only cure is to replace or rebuild the master cylinder. ( Yes, even new or rebuilt ones can have a defective or improperly installed piston seal)

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replace or repair slave cylinder....

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You bleed the brakes afterward. If you but a Hayne's Manual for your specific car, it will give you detailed instructions on how to change them. It will show step by step procedures. Also, if you ask an expert, they can give you step by step procedures until the job is done properly. Sorry I couldn't help more.

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