Car wont go in gear when hot - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain discuss the wondrous effects of boost and your miata...

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-16-2016, 03:38 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 203
Total Cats: -6
Default Car wont go in gear when hot

So this is a thread about what I experienced and how I fixed it. I did a lot of searching and didnt find too much on it.

My friend bought a 95 NA8, and we have been prepping that car for turbo time. To get to the point...

We put a clutch, flywheel and slave cylinder in about 2 weeks ago. We drove it for about 10 min all was good than parked it. A week ago he drove it for the first time since than to his house an hour away with some city driving at the end of the trip and after a while when he would try to shift it would fight him to go in to gear it just wouldn't want to go in gear, any gear. He called me up and I told him to come out this (yesterday) weekend. I drove it and the clutch engagement was odd to say the least after it sat for a few hours.

First thing I checked was if there was still fluid in it- Yes
Next was to make sure the slave cylinder was moving - Yes
We replaced master cylinder even though it showed no signs of leakage.
We replaced the clutch line craziness loopty loop (not neccesary but we were already there).
Next was to check to see if the clutch rod was adjusted right- It wasnt since I wasnt able to push the slave cylinder in. We loosened it up a quarter turn at a time till I could push the slave cylinder in easily.
Flushed fluid got all the air out of the line. Make sure you buy a new container of fluid as hydraulic fluid absorbs moisture and makes it worthless. Drove it and tada it works!

Notes: the slave cylinder should move more than 0.5", at first it only moved about <0.25" until we adjusted it and completed all steps.

Hope this helps anyone.
Hificruzer226 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2016, 03:55 PM   #2
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Onyxyth's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Boyertown, PA
Posts: 719
Total Cats: 55
Default

Yup - this procedure is actually outlined in FM's clutch installation guide, you basically need to take almost all of the freeplay out of the clutch engagement.
Onyxyth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2016, 04:16 PM   #3
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 203
Total Cats: -6
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Onyxyth View Post
Yup - this procedure is actually outlined in FM's clutch installation guide, you basically need to take almost all of the freeplay out of the clutch engagement.
Yea wish I would have know that prior but it only took 45 min to diag and repair. He bought a new 2nd hand exedy clutch and flywheel so I was worried at first when I got the call that it might be a warped pressure plate or many other possibilities.
Hificruzer226 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2016, 08:16 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: NorthWest NJ
Posts: 1,061
Total Cats: 48
Default

I should look into this. The engagement for my clutch has always been a bit weird.
x_25 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FIXED - OOPS, I have 24 hours to get a new webhost. Who??? rmcelwee Insert BS here 6 04-02-2016 12:32 AM
Help with clutch kit * international version* d3ck5 Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 10 04-01-2016 11:01 PM
Help my turbo not fall off Mazdaspeeder DIY Turbo Discussion 17 03-31-2016 06:21 PM
Searched a million times over.... Lower control arm bushings blkmkiii Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 7 03-14-2016 11:07 PM
Help Diag my Girlfriends car disturbedfan121 Engine Performance 5 03-10-2016 12:27 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:56 AM.