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.
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2000 Mazda Miata MX-5
2000 Mazda Miata MX-5 Problems
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.
The clutch slave cylinder may develop a hydraulic leak resulting in no clutch pedal pressure and the inability to shift gears.
The flywheel can warp causing a shudder when the vehicle is in reverse.
The passages for the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system can become restricted or clogged causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate. The EGR valve will need to be inspected and the passages cleaned.
2000 Mazda Miata MX-5 Questions and Answers
where is my fuel pump relay located.
after driving for 45 plus minutes, somewhat briskly the car will begin to lose power and then shut down. when trying to restart the engine seems to vibrate roughly but wont start. after say 10 minu...
i need to know where i can buy a actuator for a decent price
I am having trouble securing the latch on the top. It will stay for a moment and then come undone. Any suggestions?
2000 Mazda Miata MX-5 Reviews
Fabulous car. I've had it ten years now and (besides break ins) never any trouble. A bit too slippery in fresh snow, but it corners like a train and stops on a dime. A flashlight deals well with the lack of a trunk or glovebox light. Wish I had a real spare instead of a doughnut.
Now I am looking for the 60,000 mile service and replacing the timing belt. I love my car!