2000 Mazda Miata MX-5 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Mazda Miata MX-5

2000 Mazda Miata MX-5 Problems

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.

The clutch slave cylinder may develop a hydraulic leak resulting in no clutch pedal pressure and the inability to shift gears.

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2000 Mazda Miata MX-5 Questions

my Miata is starting hard I put in 4 new NKG plugs and new coil packs also a new precat

coil pack were replaced 300 miles ago also had new cat installed 300 miles ago

the door will not open with a key or by using the manual door lock inside the car

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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!

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