90's Mazda Miata Clutch Problem....I Think - Automotive Repairs - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Do It Yourself > Automotive Repairs


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-09-2012, 10:55 PM   #1
mathman32's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 25
Rewards Points: 10

90's Mazda Miata Clutch Problem....I think

Hi. I have a 90's model Miata and I think I have a clutch problem. The car has a manual, 5-speed transmission and it is not shifting into gear. Whenever I press down on the clutch, it seems like it pushes down much easier than before and does not seem like it does anything whenever I press on it. Any ideas?


mathman32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2012, 08:02 AM   #2
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 332
Rewards Points: 252

90's Mazda Miata Clutch Problem....I think

First, check your slave/master for leaks. Make sure that part of the clutch is working properly. If the slave or master is failing, then it won't push in the pressure plate to release the clutch and it will be hard to engage or shift.

Have someone watch the travel of the slave when the clutch pedal is depressed. The slave should push the release lever forward on a Miata. The slave is external, but can still be a PITA to replace since it's mounted up on the frame area.

If that is working, you clutch may be failing. I recently replaced a Miata clutch and it's not harder than any other clutch. It had the same problem. One of the springs came out of the clutch plate and was binding in the pressure plate area, keeping it from fully releasing.


Marty1Mc is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Very Strange Shower Drain Problem MattWhite Plumbing 12 05-21-2011 12:53 PM
Don't understand this breaker tripping problem majesticjess Electrical 10 03-05-2010 07:42 PM
GE Washer WVSR1060A0WW noise problem gflippen Appliances 0 03-03-2010 09:23 AM
Help with serious flooding problem MNUZZI Landscaping & Lawn Care 12 10-03-2008 03:46 PM
Stymied by window leakage problem. Matth3w General DIY Discussions 5 06-11-2008 07:26 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts