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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2001 Mazda Miata MX-5
2001 Mazda Miata MX-5 Problems
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.
2001 Mazda Miata MX-5 Recalls (Recent)
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The heat generated by a fog light bulb can cause the socket holder to be pushed rearward in the light casing. This, in combination with the normal vibration during vehicle operation, can cause the bulb holder to separate from the light casing. Should this occur, the bulb socket and harness can drop inside the bumper and possibly result in the bumper being burned by the hot bulb. Dealers will install a spring to prevent the socket holder from separating from the lamp case. The Mazda recall number is 1103F.
2001 Mazda Miata MX-5 Questions and Answers
My mechanic says I need a major tuneup...ignition coil, spark plugs, wires and fuel filter for my 2001 Miata with 125000 miles on it and quotes 500.00. Is this fair...would a whole scheduled mainte...
When I depress the clutch and start to engage the 1st and reverse gears, I get a whirring sound until the gear has been engaged. Then there is no sound and it does not happen in any other gear.
I was given a price at a dealership to replace the rear brake pads of $130 to $165.00. However, my normal garage quoted me a price of between #325 to $425 or prossibly more. I would assume they w...
With A/C on...Miata 5-speed skips. Turn off A/C it runs fine. Just had tune up and fuel system cleaned. 80K miles.
wanted to buy this car but after closer look found oil leak looks like crankshaft fly wheel is whobelihg they told me they would fix this harmonic balance replaced and new seal put on my big questi...
2001 Mazda Miata MX-5 Reviews
My Miata is an SE model with a 6 speed manual trans. It has 17,500 miles on it (Garage Queen). The only problem I've had is the clutch (chudders) and I can be difficult to shift into 5 and 6th gears at times. I replaced the trans. fluid with synthetic (Red Line) fluid. I also replaced the clutch fluid (SAE #3, brake fluid) and bleed the line. This has greatly improved the trans. shift problems. The original owner had not taken the car in for any recalls nor done any maintenance except for oil changes. I purchased the car in 2008 and everything was OER and stock. Love the car plan to keep it for my grandson (1yr old).