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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2002 Mazda Miata MX-5
2002 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.
2002 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.
2002 Mazda Miata MX-5 Questions and Answers
when does the timing belt need to be replaced
I just bought a 2002 Miata MX-5, and the keyless entry device doesn't work (with door, trunk, or panic button). I changed the battery, but it still doesn't work. Where could I start to ...
do you think it is a fair estimate that a leaking gasket and a new clutch would cost $1100 at the mazda dealership
I recently changed clutch and fly wheel to high performance products and my question is why it's still hard to change gears?