1991 Mazda Miata MX-5 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1991 Mazda Miata MX-5
- what is wrong with my wife's car.
- i have a 91 mazda miata and i replaced the radiator and now the car wont start
- where can i find the ignition key code for my 1991 Mazda Miata?
- WHAT SEQUENCE DOES THE SPRING ANC CAP GO ON THE 1991 MAZDA POWER STEERING PUMP
- ringing niose when car is idle and driving it.
1991 Mazda Miata MX-5 Problems
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 engine may idle roughly or stall when it's cold because the oil pump pressure relief plunger is sticking. Failure is usually due to wear and it causes excessive oil pressure to pump up the hydraulic valve lifters keeping the valves from closing completely, which results in a loss of compression. The oil pump will need to be replaced in this case.
1991 Mazda Miata MX-5 Questions
she was driving home and she lost power to the windows and ac and she drove about 20 miles befor getting home but when she turned the car off she cant get it to start now.
if i touch the clutch pedal just slightly niose stops, some times ringing niose will not start, but 9 times out of 10 it starts as i rev engine, if i rev engine and just slightly push down on the clutch about3millimetres it allways stops ringing even when driving
drove car and parked next morning the car wont start checked spark plugs and wiring both ok coil sparks 1 and 4 no spark on 2 and 3
1991 Mazda Miata MX-5 Recalls
1991 Mazda Miata MX-5 Reviews
I've owned my 1991 Miata for ten years and am the second owner. I have owned a lot of cars over the years, before and since the Miata, but this is the only car I have kept for a long time. I simply cannot bring myself to sell it. It requires almost nothig yet gives back so much. It's fun, economical, nearly bulletproof (only problem to date other than maintenance was a power window motor......