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

Ticking Noise From Valve Lash Adjusters Due to Infrequent Oil Changes

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Restricted EGR System

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.

Valve Cover Gasket May Fail and Leak Oil onto 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.

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2000 Mazda Miata MX-5 Questions

2000 miata fuel pump only turns on when the temperature outside warm. (1 answer)

Hey guys
Need a point in the right direction.
The fuel pump wont prime when i try to start my car in the morning or night. I relaced my fuel pump last year and thought my fuel pump relay took a crap so i bought one earlier this afternoon put it in around 5 when is warm and thd car fires up. ...

Why is engine missing when cold and damp, smooths out when warm? (2 answers)

Left rear outside brake pad is the only pad that wearing out. (3 answers)

Replaced that side outside pad twice in 30 days after replacing caliber,line,and hardware

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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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