1990 Mazda Miata MX-5 Repair and Maintenance
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1990 Mazda Miata MX-5 ProblemsTicking Noise From Engine Due to Sticking Valve Lash Adjusters
A loud ticking noise (hydraulic valve lifter noise) may be heard from the top of the engine, particularly when the engine is still cold. The noise may occur more frequently on higher mileage vehicles; Hydraulic valve lash adjusters may need to be replaced to correct this issue. Following the maintenance schedule for oil changes will also help prevent a recurrence of the noise.
The clutch slave cylinder may develop a hydraulic leak resulting in no clutch pedal pressure and the inability to shift gears.
1990 Mazda Miata MX-5 Questionsengine feels sluggish 150k miles. runs smooth in 4th and 5th..but sluggish 1&2 (1 answer)
clutch repaired..,will new plugs help..i recently changed air filter...would timing belt contribute to this? seems like gas mileage is less than it was. drove the car all winter in Chicago....
1990...red. appears to have major rust on bottom of each side ..fenders.
had clutch recently repaired.
especially in hot weather..the
housing where the stick shift is gets very hot..very hot to touch..