This thread was started back in May of 2007. Keep that in mind as you read it. Very few owners received the full repairs of this TSB back then and dealerships and Mazda today are rarely performing the repair, especially if your vehicle's clutch has passed the 12,000 mile warranty period. Owners who are having trouble with their high mileage clutch should read How-To: MS6 Clutch adjustment. Also note that even with the repair the clutch will never be feather light or forgiving. It remains heavy and touchy even with the Type-A repairs and drivers used to other clutches (your friends, your wife) may still have trouble until they become acclimated to it. The repair only addressed the non-linear snap-like feeling the clutch had as you lifted up on it.
2006 - 2007 MAZDASPEED6 - CLUTCH PEDAL IS DIFFICULT TO OPERATE
2006 - 2007 Mazdaspeed6 vehicles with VINs lower than JM1GG****7*107613
When releasing the clutch, the height of the pedal where the clutch starts to engage is higher than other vehicles making a smooth engagement difficult. Higher pedal pressure is required to depress the clutch pedal at the point of clutch engagement.
The following mass-production changes have taken place:
Feb. 21, 2006 - Improved clutch pedal characteristics.
May 26, 2006 - Improved clutch cover release load characteristic.
July 1, 2006 - Improved clutch disc cushion deflection.
Type A Vehicle
(VINs from JM1GG******100001 - 106359)
Type B Vehicle
(VINs from JM1GG******106360 - 107613)
Clutch Pedal Type: "Pre-Modified"
Clutch Pedal Type: "Modified"
1. Verify customer concern that clutch pedal is awkward or difficult to operate.
2. Determine if vehicle is Type A or Type B:
If Type A vehicle (with Pre-Modified Clutch Pedal): Replace clutch pedal, clutch cover, and clutch disc assemblies with modified parts according to Workshop Manual (section 05-10 CLUTCH PEDAL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION A26MX-R).
If Type B vehicle (with Modified Clutch Pedal): Replace clutch cover and clutch disc assemblies with modified parts according to Workshop Manual (section 05-10 CLUTCH UNIT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION A26MX-R).
3. Verify repair.
CAUTION: * The modified Clutch Cover Assembly and Clutch Disc Assembly must be replaced as a set.Part Number
Clutch Pedal Assembly
*Clutch Cover Assembly
*Clutch Disc Assembly
Tie-Rod Nut Lock
Lower Arm Bush (Front)
Lower Arm Bush (Rear)
Drain and Filler Plug Seal
This warranty information applies only to verified customer complaints on vehicles eligible for warranty repair. Refer to the Warranty Wizard for warranty term information.
Additional diagnostic time cannot be claimed for this repair.