1995 Mazda Miata MX-5 Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1995 Mazda Miata MX-5

1995 Mazda Miata MX-5 Problems

Ticking 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.

Engine Misfire Due to Engine Oil on the Spark Plug Wires

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.

Misfires Under Load

Misfires under load (acceleration) can be caused by spark plug wires arcing to the cylinder head in the spark plug wells. Water in the spark plug wells can also cause the same problem so careful diagnosis is needed.

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1995 Mazda Miata MX-5 Questions

Any problem driving w/o air dam? (1 answer)

air dam is broken. are there any overheating problems incurred by driving w/o the air dam?

Car drove fine. Went over a little bump and car stalled. wont start- no spark (1 answer)

Auto trans. fluid is disappearing. No leaks found. (4 answers)

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

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1995 Mazda Miata MX-5 Recalls

Recall 00V004000

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1995 Mazda Miata MX-5 Reviews

based on 3 customer reviews
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...
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.

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