I have a manual 2004 Mazda B2300 (86k), transmission rebuilt and clutch replaced 2.5 years ago, with no problems until…
The hydraulics went out in the truck on Thanksgiving, I could press the clutch down with resistance but could not shift into any gear, I was stuck in neutral. The master cylinder was replaced and I could drive the truck for a bit but within a few miles the transmission would grind when I shifted, particularly in traffic situations. Since the intermittent grinding began I have taken the truck in 5 times to two different shops. The slave cylinder and the master cylinder have both been replaced several times to rule out bad parts. Considering the slave is internal this was expensive.
I keep being told that the transmission isn’t being bled right, that there is still air stuck in there. But alas, every time I bring it to have it bled again I get it back and there is still grinding and the clutch is almost to the floor when I shift. The shops are sick of me and not making this a priority because they are losing money. They don’t take me seriously and keep saying that ‘this is just how it is’. Two months later and I don’t know what the heck to do anymore.
Suggestions? And FYI I keep the car in good condition with regular tune ups and oil changes. I don’t commute and only drive it about 50 miles a week