Questions tagged [miata]

Vehicle manufactured by Mazda. Also known as an MX-5. Is a small Japanese sports car.

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Intermittent loud engine at 3k RMP under load

Car: 1991 NA Miata / MX5 1.6L I have a very strange problem where the engine volume triples between 2800-3100 RMP underload. However, this problem is intermittent. I can tell when the car starts if it'...
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Mx5 Intermittent Starting Issue

I have a 1998 Nb Miata which has recently been having issues starting. There have only been two cases of this occurring in the last month. The first occurrence it cranked but wouldn't start, I opened ...
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Why does my NB Miata struggle to start when shut off for a short time?

Why does my 2000 Miata 1.8L (104000 miles) struggle to start when shut off for a short time? This doesn't seem to happen as frequently when starting up after being off over a weekend or just overnight....
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New air-cond for Mazda MX5 Mark 1

I have a 1991 MAzda Miata/MX 5. The air-cond packed in a decide or more ago. Even if I could have it repaired, the CFC or whatever is almost certainly illegal nowadays (bought in Florida, currently in ...
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2006 Mazda MX-5 P0126 + B1318

2006 MX-5 57k Miles USDM 2.0L 6-Speed P0126 and B1318 Set but no light on/Sporadic illumination. Coolant reservoir is full. https://www.obd-codes.com/p0126 That site references that there's a TSB ...
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My 2008 Miata only has 3,600 miles on it but failed the smog test

2 OBDII monitors (evap system, and EGR and/or VVT system) have not yet finished self-checks, apparently because the battery was replaced. The smog station says I need to drive the car about 75 miles ...
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clutch installation

I am installing a new clutch in a 1999 Miata. When putting the tranny back in, I can get it in very easily, but it won't go all the way, it only lacks about half an inch. I can get bolts started but I"...
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2007 MX-5 - Motor will not turn fully after timing change replacement

I recently replaced my timing chain, tensioners, guides, waterpump, etc. I felt like I followed the instructions properly. When I attempted to start the car once complete the engine would not turn ...
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6 speed manual transmission is internally engaging in 2 gears?

I was towing my Mazda Miata, I ran over tire tread in the road. Tread jammed my rear wheels caused the car to drag and leave tire marks on the highway. Had it looked at $ 400.00 , then the shop ...
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Looking for “engine running” signal

I'm trying to make a sort of Keyless Go style system for my 1996 Mazda Miata using an Arduino and RFID shield as a DIY project for fun. I want to make the Arduino crank the starter until the engine ...
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Burning smell after stalling in hill start

I am driving a manual car and I usually have no issues with hill starts. Today, however, after pulling my e-brake on on a hill and then engaging 1st gear. My car would not pull forward from ...
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Oil leak, weird engine noise, power steering cuts in and out [MX-5 Mk1 1997]

Last time I drove my car, it was making an odd whirring/quacking sound, mainly in lower gears and when I turned. The power steering was cutting out for a fraction of a second at a time, while making ...
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Spark timing advances as engine gets hot

I bought a timing light to check my spark timing; my vehicle is a 93' Mazda Miata and I am rotating the Cam Angle Sensor to advance or retard my timing. When I first used my timing light the engine ...
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Did I install the end link incorrectly?

I found out after sending my vehicle, a 93 miata, to a shop for a control arm replacement that it was missing the drivers side anti-sway bar link along with the hardware. After heading to a hardware ...
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Tachometer reading fluctuates at constant engine load/speed

The car in question is a 93 Miata, the tachometer needle fluctuates very randomly at random times (did it while idling and while I was driving). But the engine load does not change, it is the gauge it ...
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Check engine light with code P0455 comes on when fuel tank is below 3/4 full

In my 2001 Mazda Miata, the check engine light comes on when the fuel tank is at the 3/4 full mark. The code is DTC P0455 - Evap System Large Leak Detected I have replaced the fuel cap already. What ...
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Mazda mx5 mk1 1990 Cam oil seal leak B6 engine with 167.000km

Some history first, I had oil leaks in almost every top part of the engine. I changed, the cam cover gasket, cam oil seals and I put instant gasket on the cover edges for better sealing. That was ...
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Low beam not working in headlight

I have a 1999 Miata, i bought the car for 750$ as a project car. it had some body damage but i figured i would fix it. The car is mostly done now, but i have one major issue. The low beams in my ...
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What is causing vibration on my 2001 Miata LS track car?

I have a 2001 Miata LS with some moderate track modifications, including Bilstein coil-overs, a Hard Dog roll bar, Hawk HP+ brake pads, OMP seats with Schroth harnesses, Nitto NT01 tires, and more. It ...
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How to repair cut/ripped convertible soft top?

I have a Miata soft-top. The top was recently cut open overnight. I used a bit of epoxy to glue it back together (rain was coming). Is there some type of typical procedure/kits to repair this type of ...
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Clutch issue in 1995 Mazda Miata

My clutch pedal had absolutely no pressure unless I would pump it, but that wouldn't do much. It finally gave out so I changed the master cylinder next to the break cylinder with one that I know works ...
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2006 Miata Maintenance

About a year and a half ago, I bought a 2006 Mazda Miata Mx 5 with about 120k miles on it. Now its got about 136k miles. I've kept up with oil changes and filter changes and shes never given me any ...