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As this Mazda Miata MX5 clutch installation series winds down to an end we finally get the new clutch kit installed and start to see the light at the end of the tunnel! -Enjoy!
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47 thoughts on “Mazda miata mx 5 – clutch replacement job – part iii”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gene Stokes says:

    Please promise us you will never do another Mazda job for your own good mental health!

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JohnnieBravo1 says:

    Hey there Mr. O! Thanks for this video. I know I'm a little late to this party (like 4 years), but it appears I'll be doing this with my son on his NB. I was glad to see you had done one of these cars. I hope we don't have the seized bolt issue you got to enjoy, as we live down South, and we don't have the salt stuff to have to deal with.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Bentley says:

    You really earned your money on this one Mr O. I'd have taken it out and put it in a crusher well before now. But that is why you are an expert mechanic and I'm not. Kudos to you and thanks for sharing.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Car Mo says:

    One guy said he doubles the time rate, I think that is in order and add 20% for aggravation. That is a nightmare to do.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Good series Episode Eric O got a ton Done and Reconnected Good old Anti Seize the plague lol 😆 @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    The video started out rough Wrong studs in right package then magnet base for Dial Indicator broke Yikes Eric O we all have them days @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars thermobollocks says:

    "It makes a big difference in the rear." Dr. O, 2018

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bismarck San Diego says:

    This brings back memories of helping dad change the clutch in my Jeep Commando.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bismarck San Diego says:

    "I just picked the engine up by hand" lol gg

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alex Suniga says:

    Mike those cars are a pain in the rear bro. I went through the same thing a few year back man couldn't finish that car fast enough.👍🍺

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Marsh says:

    That down pipe hanger is long gone on my NA.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dodgeplow says:

    For a little car what a pain this clutch job is. I have done 5.0 Mustang jobs so much faster. and I'm totally not impressed with how the starter is bolted on.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John_Dee14 says:

    Very educational. Appreciate it.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sam Kuntz says:

    I can't imagine doing that job on ur back on the garage floor

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 99bristol says:

    Remember, did a clutch on a corolla in the 70,s 100 miles from home, at night, in a parking lot, with 1/10th of the tools. No alinement tool, one jack, one flashlight, but none of these problems. It work however 😌

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Branden Allen says:

    South Main's Tale of Unfortunate Events

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tony Jordan says:

    I've been watching this Miata new clutch video series, as a 2003 Miata owner I think I have learned that there is no way I want to do this in my driveway. Next time I'm in NY I'll give Eric some work…….LOL…

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rolando Reyes says:

    Set up a join, patreon is a pain make it easier so I can support you.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars G Gordon says:

    One of the more difficult clutch jobs and the car isn’t even crusty. Got to thank all those wonderful engineers for coming up with that design.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Gary says:

    I think the original nuts are nylocs. As they get hot they seize onto the bolt. I think Mazda assumes you'll just snap them off and replace them.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paublus Americanus AMERICANUS says:

    The problem with my dad was I understood mech a little better. One day we had put a pump on the old hand pump well. The motor was turning the pump backwards. I said "hey dad just put a figure 8 in the v belt and it will turn the right way". He says "are you sure"? I was 9 and he was 45 and I said do it it will work. He did and it did. He always asked me after that if he got stuck putting something back together and he learned to trust me. He stopped beating me after that. Back in the 50's.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars WouterB76 says:

    Work it around 'till you hit the center…..that';s what she said…

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tundramanq says:

    I remember Mazda was in partnership with Ford before or during the design of the Miata. My 84 Mazda B2000 was the twin of the Ford Courier PU with Ford offering the 2300/2600? Pinto engine option.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MetalTeamster says:

    " Braaaa "….. I am nowhere near as experienced as any career mechanic… but as an amateur I do have 30 some odd clutch jobs under my belt. a 1972 Peterbilt , several 2 ton trucks , a Chev 1 ton dually , a 66 F -100 4×4 , 2 early Broncos , a 99 Porsche 911 , a 74 Fiat X 1/9 , numerous Toyota and Datsun pickups , a couple Tercels , my latest just last week was a 1996 Tacoma 4×4 I did by myself with just a floor jack. If I can offer one thought… I never , ever , ever leave the transmission in neutral… If you do that, you cannot move the tail shaft and if you move the engine to line the splines up, the input shaft can turn more easily… put f -er in a gear . Great work here non the less… fun to watch …

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JF says:

    I owned three mazdas and the bolt thing not resolved….

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gabriel Suarez says:

    car wizard woulve charged like 5 grand for this job, that dude is expensive imo.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Wallinger says:

    a few turns of masking tape will re size your naff clutch alignment tool.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Wallinger says:

    JB Weld will fix your dial indicator plastic lever . a squirt ofn silicon lube will make it operate a whole lot sweeter .

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SC Flooring says:

    Who doesn’t like the classic reach around…you always keep us entertained love the channel keep them videos coming I think I’ve watched all of them twice!

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steven W Doolittle says:

    I did it on a ford escort. I made sure i looked now. They say engine side and pressure plate side

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tj Drama says:

    Makes me really appreciate the video I watched the other day with the guys who did a LS swap in a Mazda Miata. Still dont know how they did it!

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ken Melrose says:

    that's what she said

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars michael thompson says:

    Reminds me of my kids miata,,,that died a horrible death due to abuse and neglect on the side of the road near macon. Good old dad went and picked it up with car hauler and deposited to wrench ,,who claimed he could fit a 302 engine in it. Last i knew was still in the lot at the shop

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ozzy Krahn says:

    I love anti seize

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ozzy Krahn says:

    I thought of buying a miata, but then i got a ride in one and i said, no way, i can not fit

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars hartmut flemming says:

    He boy you had forgotten the " Simmering " unter dem Schwungrad !! Ps. O-Ring wechseln , zur Safety First ….. 2/2020 !

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BeachBum says:

    Laughed my arse off when you got the neverseize facial from the bushing. Sorry not sorry!

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RJB says:

    If anything on this car can go wrong, it will go wrong.
    They no speek ingwish in Japan.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars OLD SCHOOL says:

    My lesson was the oil pan drain plug- did my first engine as an apprentice- drained the oil when disassembling and then screwed the drain plug back in finger tight- got the motor all together and it ran perfect- customer took it and a day later it came back on the hook- drain plug had fallen out and spun a bearing. Hard lesson learned well- same philosophy- never EVER stop in the middle of a process for lunch or anything else. Served me well for many decades.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Assessor 12 says:

    Yeah…the wonderful Mazda nuts and bolts. I’d guess that the fasteners are all made by the same supplier for all of the Japanese OEMs but perhaps Mazda uses some sort of compound on them that causes the seizing after they’ve been heated and cooled a few times. The Miata is built in Hiroshima – maybe it’s a radiation issue….;)

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Keith Earl says:

    "Crab Biscuit!"

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Nguyen says:

    My wife said “why is he always banging on something?”

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Dugan 1 says:

    My dad had that same talk with me

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Enrique Martinez says:

    Awesome video Eric thank you and I love the stories about your father very funny thank you🎃🤣🚗

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Kohut says:

    Nice!!

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars KrKrypton says:

    I always lube the splines. Keeps them from rusting up for a while. Like you said, just don't over do it to where it slings. Also a trick I use is to put the transmission in any gear and spin the output shaft a bit to help with lining up the splines and input into the pilot.

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steven Mays says:

    Better watch putting grease from surgical gloves on your clutch you get some nice shinny glaze on you pressure plate LOL

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