1997 Mazda Miata MX-5 Repair and Maintenance Costs
A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 Mazda Miata MX-5
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1997 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.
1997 Mazda Miata MX-5 QuestionsThe Fuel filter, oil filter, spark plugs, cables all new. (1 answer)
I shoot start fluid in the air intake, filter etc... removed, runs like a champ. sounds great. It turns over runs for a sec and shuts off unless I shoot start fluid in the intake, it will keep running if I stand there. I'm thinking fuel pump. All the fuses are good, I have 100,762 miles on it...
There is a great video of how to change the clutch slave cylinder on a Miata 2005 indicating its behind the passenger front wheel. Is the location the same for the 1997 model? I don't see it easily there.