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Gary, Australia Car Mechanic
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The 5th gear in my manual pops out shortly after I've put it

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Hi, the 5th gear in my manual pops out shortly after I've put it into gear, bringing it to neutral. theres a whining noise also coming from the car when I've started it and the clutch is in.
JA: Has the clutch been slipping? Are you having any trouble shifting?
Customer: The clutch has been fine I think. its just the noise.
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 1998 retro Mazda
JA: Are you fixing your Mazda2 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I just bought it today. Im not planning to fix it myself. I just drive in 4th gear
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: sometimes in the back of the car it rattles
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Hello! My name is Gary.
Welcome to JustAnswer.
I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with a reply shortly.

Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Dropping out of gear is a sign of cluster or mainshaft endfloat within the transmission or worn selector linkage or cables.

The shifter mechanism should be inspected for wear and maladjustment.

Your noise in the back could be exhaust or suspension related, so both concerns need to be inspected on a hoist.


Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Hello again,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards