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2nd gear hard to into from 1st (also no loaner and no gas)
I just picked up my 6 speed in NY on frida(y and went to the Jersey Shore- Cape May), and on Saturday, I noticed 2nd gear was hard to get into from 1st (but no problem when rolling in N to 2nd) I really had to pull hard into 2nd! AFter turning the car off and driving again, it seemed fine, only to return intermintantly.
ANy others have this issue?
Is it just a simple adjustment? Is it the clutch?
Also my dealer told me to bring it in, but there would be no loaner car for me since it's just a 1 day adjustment. Only loaner cars are given when waiting for parts, for a few day fix, etc.
This doesn't seem right. What are other deealers doing?
Also my car came with the tank on E. I thought it would be full and didn't realize till I thought I was close to running out. Upon calling them about this The dealer said we have no facilities for filling up. I guess I get lesser service since I got a grand off.
I will end up bringing it to the Ford owned service here in Manhattan, once they have finsihed thier reconstruction of their building.
I am happy about the $500 plus service- I jumped on getting the car ASAP since I figured this would happen- and I bet the HP can be re mapped.
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Make the dealer fill your car up! The Mazda literature says it comes with a comp tank of gas. Very few dealers actually have a gas pump -- my dealer escorted me to the gas station and paid at the pump -- said hasta la vista and off I went!
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]RX-8GT loaded Titanium w/ black leather
Mods: MazdaSpeed Body Kit, GReddy turbo, IntX, SR fly and clutch, Borla, JIC FLT-A2 Coilovers, SpeedStar D5R's with Azenis RT-615's, R-Magic Eyelines, Grounding Cables, Huper-Optik Ceramic Tint, Clear Sides, AdvancedOptik Yellow Ion fogs & Xenons, Strakes, Painted Calipers, Rotor Stem Caps.
Have 'em write you a check for a tankful of premium if they make excuses. OR threaten them with giving them a ****-ppor rating on the MNAO survey that you'll be getting. Decent dealerships are terrified of getting bad marks on the survey.
Titanium 6-spd GT w/Chaparral and NAV, built 5/30/03, delivered 7/22/03, #2035
Totalled on 3/18/07... may she rest in peace
A. the window sticker says complimentary full tank of gas. get yours!
2. someone else posted a problem with their transmission similar to yours. the started having trouble going into a certain gear than it escalated. the bolts that held the clutch( i think it was) in place had backed out and Mazda replaced the whole clutch for them. i'll search and see if i can find the correct thread.
here it is undertorqued pressure plate bolts backed out off the flywheel!