1994 Mazda Miata MX-5 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1994 Mazda Miata MX-5

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1994 Mazda Miata MX-5
$924 to $1,426
1994 Mazda Miata MX-5
$394 to $572
1994 Mazda Miata MX-5
$634 to $1,005
1994 Mazda Miata MX-5
$96 to $158
1994 Mazda Miata MX-5
$251 to $386

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.

Some models may have a problem where the Check Engine light illuminates indicating an improperly tightened fuel cap. Due to improperly manufactured threads on the fuel filler pipe, the filler pipe may need to be replaced.

Failure of the valve cover gasket can allow engine oil to leak onto the spark plug wires and damage them. The engine will run poorly (misfire) if the spark plug wires fail.

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Also has a shudder at approx. 60-65 mph at intervals of approx. 2 seconds. Started after replacing 2 back tires. I took it back in and they said the balance was fine.

would i have to change the wiring harness and computer

or electric shift

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I loved my 94 miata. It had about 60,000 miles on it and was still like new. Whoever owns it now probably thinks the same.

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