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2002 Mazda Miata MX-5

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2002 Mazda Miata MX-5 Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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

Drive Train -- Verified

The flywheel can warp causing a shudder when the vehicle is in reverse.

2002 Mazda Miata MX-5 Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, July 14, 2003

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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.


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2002 Mazda Miata MX-5 Questions and Answers

gelypa, 2002 Mazda Miata MX-5, North Salt Lake, UT

when does the timing belt need to be replaced

dbolanos, 2002 Mazda Miata MX-5, Stafford, VA

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 ...

Visitor, 2002 Mazda Miata MX-5, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Apopka, FL

do you think it is a fair estimate that a leaking gasket and a new clutch would cost $1100 at the mazda dealership

Thep99, 2002 Mazda Miata MX-5, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Oklahoma City, OK

I recently changed clutch and fly wheel to high performance products and my question is why it's still hard to change gears?

chd, 2002 Mazda Miata MX-5, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Thomasville, GA

Need to identify the wire color of the back-up or reverse lights. I assume the common or negative wire will be eather white or black. Hope to connect via trunk on dirvers side.

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2002 Mazda Miata MX-5 Reviews

this is another great miata, my second since its debut . i drove my '90 for 13 years, 318k miles. my '02 has 150k on it, no problems. we're going for another 300k. i am doing brakes alot (maybe i'm hard on brakes)

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