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Few questions about RX-8
« on: August 01, 2015, 05:21:06 AM »
Ok, one dude here has 8 which has some problems. :/

First, he needs full clutch pedal assembly. Dunno whats wrong with it at this point but he was told in local dealer that its common problem in 8. So should he get used from scrap car or new mazda part??? And what kind of prices they sell?

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Re: Few questions about RX-8
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2015, 10:16:16 AM »
Hi bud, just a simple master to slave push configuration on clutch. Need to find out what wrong with it to be more help.
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Re: Few questions about RX-8
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2015, 11:15:13 AM »
Thanks Jon.

Dunno what kind of system is that, thats why i had to ask. But if its so simple, i dont know whats wrong with it. Dealer said that its typical problem in 8s. I have to ask more info...

Do you know if there is some common problems with them?

Because that same car has issues with brakes. My opinion is that master brake cylinder is stuck or gone. Cause all brakes are "locked"...
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Re: Few questions about RX-8
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2015, 12:21:29 PM »
It may help to know that its no problem sending a complete clutch across to to Finland as we send these all over the world,

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Re: Few questions about RX-8
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2015, 12:29:23 PM »
I was just going to send you a message!  :)

Seems like lhd and rhd have same system or are they different?
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Re: Few questions about RX-8
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2015, 02:01:08 PM »
Im not aware of a common clutch prob other than noisy clutch release bearing....need to ask what prob is....the tech manual on here explains it greatly.
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Re: Few questions about RX-8
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2015, 02:25:01 PM »
I havent heard about other problems either. Yes, I have to ask. Thanks :)

But how about those brakes? Is there common problems?
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Re: Few questions about RX-8
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2015, 02:57:20 PM »
News to me on brakes being stuck on...that needs reading with abs compitable scanner......
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Re: Few questions about RX-8
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2015, 04:27:01 PM »
Weird. Brake problems are new to me too...

Person who owns that 8, didnt know what to look for. I know that starter is gone and needs new one. Ill have to talk to that dude...
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Re: Few questions about RX-8
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2015, 01:18:41 PM »
Ok, brakes are really stuck. 4 men cant push it. However, car was on roads just few weeks ago, so it has to be somekind of mailfunktion. Abs sensors or...?
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Re: Few questions about RX-8
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2015, 01:22:41 PM »
Then the clutch... When pushing clutch pedal, it moves sideways quite alot!!!! Also when pushing, seems like somethink "sucks" pedal down. Then in bottom, last inch or so, there is some kind of feeling in pedal. Before that, pedal is just sloppy and no feel in it...

Weird, i dont get it...
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Re: Few questions about RX-8
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2015, 05:17:02 PM »
Sounds like clutch and brake pedal assembly broke so locked brake due sideways movement.
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Re: Few questions about RX-8
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2015, 06:05:08 PM »
Hmm... weird... if that so, i wonder what broke it...?

Have to check ebay for parts. I bet thats expensive as new... Clive?
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Re: Few questions about RX-8
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2015, 08:59:54 PM »
Id suggest taking drivers seat out and having a good look...purely guessing tbh....but would explain reason for brakes jammed on.
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Re: Few questions about RX-8
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2015, 10:00:11 PM »
As Jon says, get the seat out and have a look

It could still be a totally worn out clutch still as the pedal can end up on the floor if its really dead
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