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1997 miata 5 speed-wouldn't shift to 4th, or any other gear -except neutral-as I slowed down. Would not engage any gear while stopped. Turned it off, cranked and it went into 1st, drove home, shifting normally. At home, played with it and found it to lock up sometimes, sometimes not, shifting easier after pumping clutch pedal. What do you think the problem is? added fluid about 2 weeks ago because I noticed a reluctance to shift and found that it was about 1/4 below full. It was still full today when this happened.

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Slave cylinder or throw out bearing needs replaced.

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Purchase a gear shift repair kit for your car. They are pretty cheap. About 20 bucs. The ball and bushings are probably worn.

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shift cable could be out adjustment.check shift forks unit for loosen bolts or broken missing parts.

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u need to have the dealer fix this, u will need special tools to replace the slave and master cylinder of the clutch

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SOURCE: I have a 97 miata w/ 5 speed. When I push in the

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.

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