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2003 Mazda Miata MX-5

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2003 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.

2003 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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2003 Mazda Miata MX-5 Questions and Answers

awhite, 2003 Mazda Miata MX-5, Chattanooga, TN

about how much should it cost to replace a front wheel bearing in a miata?

Pat3, 2003 Mazda Miata MX-5, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Raleigh, NC

How do I change the oil filter? I can't see it from under the hood. I just upgraded from my '92 Miata. I enjoy doing my own maintainance. Please suggest the best oil filter. I generally ...

Visitor, 2003 Mazda Miata MX-5, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, San Antonio, TX

What is the best oil rating for my 2003 mazda miata

mmack, 2003 Mazda Miata MX-5, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, San Antonio, TX

What is the best oil rating for my 2003 mazda miata

r4osie, 2003 Mazda Miata MX-5, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Miami, FL

My check engine light just went on today. My car has 55000 miles and looks and runs great! Any idea as to why the CEL?

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