Questions tagged [miata]

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

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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 ...