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Hi everyone ca,e here looking for help my Mazda 3 is stuck in 3rd gear after a few months of ownership

Looking for some help please, the other day I was merging with traffic and couldnít get the car out of 5th or into any other gear to the point that the car stalled unless the clutch was in. Itís been a few days and Iím at a loss I havenít towed it to a dealer yet. Is the transmission worth fixing or is it linkage or clutch any hel if anyone has had a similar issue.

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yes it changes through all but doesn't go fully into 3rd

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Hi everyone ca,e here looking for help my Mazda 3 is stuck in 3rd gear after a few months of ownership
What kind of transmission?

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Can you change gears when the engine is off?

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yes it changes through all but doesn't go fully into 3rd
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Replace your clutch.

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just for anyone else who has this issue my clutch works running as the car will only roll with the clutch in. I'm going to pull the trans this week and ill let you all know what i find.
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I'm thinking it's more likely to be related to the shift linkage or an internal transmission issue rather than the clutch. If it was the clutch then you would probably have issues with all gears and the problem would go away when the engine is off. Even with the engine running and driving if you should be able to shift from 2nd to 3rd gear without the clutch if you rev-match it just right.
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I'm thinking it's more likely to be related to the shift linkage or an internal transmission issue rather than the clutch. If it was the clutch then you would probably have issues with all gears and the problem would go away when the engine is off. Even with the engine running and driving if you should be able to shift from 2nd to 3rd gear without the clutch if you rev-match it just right.
Agreed. Kiwi shared some more of the symptomatology via PM and I believe the clutch is pretty unlikely.

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So I removed the air box and found neutral on the linkage lever car still stalls upon clutch release. So dropping the trans this weekend.
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