I have a 2002 mx-5. When I depress the clutch I hear a "metalic tick" under the vehicle. What are the possible issues?

Asked by Aug 05, 2013 at 05:51 PM about the Mazda MX-5 Miata

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2002 MX-5, SE with manual trans., 33K

4 Answers

I should have included, when driving and shifting through all gears.


It is probly time to rebuild the cltch slave cylinder, the last time i bought one for my Miata it was under $20 bucks from the local autoparts store. Heres a link to all the info you need for the slave cylinder.: http://www.miata.net/garage/slavecyl.html

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful

The first thing I thought of was a dried out Throw-out bearing. It would be a constant engine-speed noise with the pedal depressed. I can see how a Slave Cylinder can make it click. Makes good sense.

Throw out bearing binding on input sleeve, sounds about right though

Your Answer

MX-5 Miata

Looking for a Used MX-5 Miata in your area?

CarGurus has 4,390 nationwide MX-5 Miata listings starting at $1,495.


Mazda MX-5 Miata Experts

  • #1
    Michael Kane
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
289 Great Deals out of 38,325 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Corvette
88 Great Deals out of 15,657 listings starting at $4,500
Used Nissan 350Z
32 Great Deals out of 1,003 listings starting at $3,950
Used Honda S2000
4 Great Deals out of 323 listings starting at $6,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
246 Great Deals out of 29,823 listings starting at $4,980
Used Lamborghini Gallardo
257 listings starting at $69,000
Used BMW 3 Series
899 Great Deals out of 32,968 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan 370Z
56 Great Deals out of 2,380 listings starting at $9,288
Used BMW Z4
23 Great Deals out of 870 listings starting at $4,899
Used Porsche Boxster
25 Great Deals out of 1,154 listings starting at $4,000
Used Subaru BRZ
10 Great Deals out of 1,124 listings starting at $12,492
Used Scion FR-S
7 Great Deals out of 796 listings starting at $8,997
Used FIAT 124 Spider
9 Great Deals out of 2,173 listings starting at $17,995
Used Lotus Exige
19 listings starting at $42,977
92 Great Deals out of 3,323 listings starting at $5,990

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.