I ended up running it with the wire loose installing it through the wheel well area and then running it up above along the speedometer cable. There is a lot of talk about this particular gearbox exhibiting some annoyances which many including myself have put down to simply being characteristic of the car. It's easy to mate up the input shaft into its bearing and the countershaft bearing into its carrier but there are two shift shafts that must also go into blind holes. It didn't take much adjustment to raise my bite point, and if you go to far, you run the risk of the clutch not being fully engaged, which will of course lead to premature wear and overheating. Pricey but required- Source Rosenthal Flywheel bolts: Just re-use the Flexplate bolts.
The high-powered Fiat is relatively tame when you want it to be, but flatfoot the throttle and it sounds like a squadron of light aircraft are chasing you down—Fiat doesn't bother to fit, you know, a muffler. Please goto the correct model you own below or at the bottom of the page is a link to our model guide to help you understand which yours is. Even though pages exist from the workshop manual outlining in detail not only how to adjust the pedal, but also the tolerances I believe someone in the thread has uploaded a. Note: this is one tool you can purchase but it's a Mazda specific tool. Separating the tranny mid-sections - There's a step early on where after you remove the 8 long through bolts holding the tranny together you have to 'split' the cases.
Maybe you've had the car to the dealer or shop and they think your tranny needs work. Most modern cars have synchromesh on all forward gears, but on earlier cars it is not provided on first gear. Also included is a speedometer cable angle drive to provide a protected, smooth sweep of the cable exiting the gearbox. But because Im still rolling very slowly, I cant engage first gear. Clutch pressure plate bolts: 6 of them. We particularly like the suede-like fabric used on the seats and steering wheel. Make sure the tranny spins freely not having the snout installed allows you grab the input shaft and easily give it a twist So twist it.
I did my job in the winter over several slow, painful months! Different brand tyres will alter the tyre circumferences by small margins. It can hit 60 mph in under four seconds despite weighing almost 4,500 pounds. Perhaps you'll have better luck than me with a screwdriver or finding a very narrow chisel. It's hard, industrial, kinetic art. I broke two larger ones and good ones too! I don't care that it's slower, because I'm coming from a 370z.
Several short sections of 2x4 will work fine. I wouldn't have missed the opportunity of seeing the insides and working of that wonderful contraption we all take for granted, our Miata's manual transmission. I did what the manual indicated and then had problems. You should have a good, spacious workbench in a clean, well lit environment. These will be used over and over. See tools to fabricate below.
What annoys me is that I dread to think what extra strain this has been putting on my synchros. We even include a Mazda clutch alignment tool to assist with assembly! While the rear housing is different and the axles are larger, the ring and pinion gears are the same and can be directly swapped. The good news is that the gears absolutely do not mesh, and other than a squealing, grinding sound in the moment of attempted engagement that makes your heart skip a beat, my transmission seems none the worse for wear. There were some moments when I was talking to myself and some moments when I doubted the wisdom of deciding to do this job! The manual indicates that you drift the old bearing out, then drift a new one in its place, and then measure to see how far, if any, the bearing sits above the flat aluminum face of the carrier. Then I decided to fabricate tools for this job.
Even our own forum has just a few people that have been through the job. It all depends on your wrenching ability. I don't own the car anymore, but I remember the issue. The most popular design is the constant-mesh gearbox. The car is great fun and I love the transmission.
Your transmission is not some mysterious contraption. It was destroying the hydraulics in my manual 370z about every 30k miles. The speedo sender located in the gearbox can be changed to compensate for the change in gearing to ensure your speedometer maintains the correct reading. You'll definitely need a 4mm drift. I wound up fabricating the tools I listed above. Torque wrenches: In pounds from the teens to 120. You can tap into every one of those ponies with a robust six-speed manual and leave burnout stripes stretching several blocks long.