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On my Mazda3 sometimes my gear shifter doesn't seem to throw all the way, and whenever I engage the clutch I hear what sounds like marbles. What could be the cause of this? I can put car in neutral and retry the shift and it's fine after that.

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  • I am ancient, we use to call that "grind me a pound Mrs Folgers" The clutch is not fully releasing, you need to have a professional look at the clutch system. – Moab Jun 23 '17 at 0:41
  • @Moab "drain gearbox and refill with teeth" was a comment we used - I've also been around the block... – Solar Mike Jun 23 '17 at 6:12
  • @Moab How severe is this? The clutch seems okay in other scenarios, but I'm a newbie at manual so I may just not be noticing any bad behavior. What else can I look for to determine if its definitely the clutch? I thought perhaps it could be something with the gear shifter itself, a bearing? – cmcdaniels Jun 23 '17 at 16:41

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