I’ve driven sticks for years, but I can’t remember if it is normal to run into the gears while the car the clutch is depressed and the engine running. Let me explain.
I have a 2012 Mazda 3 SkyActive with the 6spd manual (25k miles). While the car is running and the clutch depressed, if I row through the gears I will often run into one or more of the gears and the trans won’t let me into the gear. Say it won’t let me into 6th gear I can move to say 3rd gear and then back to 6th and it will let me in. Or if I take my foot off the clutch and put it back into 6th it will let me in, but may stop me from entering 3rd. This happens randomly for 1 or more gears.
Is that normal or a sign of a problem.
At about the 18k mark the 1st,2nd,5th gear, rear shaft, syncros, and clutch had to be replaced for a TSB. The car to this day will move a smidge when first shifted into gear. This they say is normal, but to me it seems like the clutch is engaged for a split second when first entering a gear. It won’t happen again if taken out of gear and putting it back into gear…unless I take my foot off the clutch and depress it again.