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Chris, Auto Service Technician
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Experience:  43 years of automotive repair, Smog license
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Clutch not engaging. Car won't shift to any gear. 2005 rx8.

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Clutch not engaging
JA: Has the clutch been slipping? Are you having any trouble shifting?
Customer: Car won't shift to any gear
JA: What is the model/year of your Mazda?
Customer: 2005 rx8
JA: Are you fixing your RX-8 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Fixing myself lots of experience in auto just not rotary
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I havent done anything
Hello, my name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today.
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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
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The clutch system on your RX8 is hydraulic like on a conventional vehicle. Check the clutch master cylinder reservoir. Make sure it has fluid in it. If not, then fill it with dot 3 brake fluid and bleed the slave cylinder. Then look for any leaks in the line, or master and slave cylinder.
If the clutch master cylinder reservoir is full, then the problem is with the master cylinder or a mechanical issue with the clutch pressure plate
Tried to call you, but I am in an area where there is no cell service only WiFi.
I will call when I am in range on Sunday morning. Is that ok?
Chris
Thank you!