1995 Mazda Miata MX-5 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1995 Mazda Miata MX-5

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1995 Mazda Miata MX-5
$992 to $1,495
1995 Mazda Miata MX-5
$677 to $1,121
1995 Mazda Miata MX-5
$72 to $112
1995 Mazda Miata MX-5
$201 to $305
1995 Mazda Miata MX-5
$272 to $446

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.

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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Several months ago, auto. trans. fluid began disappearing.
Our mechanic and a trans. shop have checked. No leaks found. Any ideas?

temp gage went out and car started smoking. so i drove it home and was back fireing like crazy parked the car and didnt want to turn over in the driveway. i just replaced the timing belt a week ago and did a water pump last summer. its been parked in the garage all winter. but when i poor coolant...

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I have owned a 1995 Miata since my divorce in 2005. I wanted something sporty and economical but only had $3,800 to spend. I got the best of both worlds with my Miata. The ladies love it...well most of them. Can't please everyone. I have never replaced the brakes when I get them checked the shop says they are fine. It had 60,000 miles on it when I bought it. It now has over 191,000 miles on it ...

Still going strong after 15 years, but various electrical systems are starting to fail. It's been a really fun and inexpensive ride. Very easy to maintain and the handling is amazing for the price.

Have owned this Miata since 1999 when it had 30,000 miles on it. Ours has the fiberglass hardtop(best of both worlds). It has been a great little car with few problems. Have replaced the radiator, AC/drier and compressor, and seat covers. The biggest problem we had was squeeling brakes. After 3 brake jobs, we discovered to grease the hold down pins and, presto, no squeal. We have had it pain...

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