Mazda Miata MX-5 Repair and Maintenance
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Mazda Miata MX-5 ProblemsMisfires Under Load
Misfires under load (acceleration) can be caused by spark plug wires arcing to the cylinder head in the spark plug wells. Water in the spark plug wells can also cause the same problem so careful diagnosis is needed.
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.
Some models may have a problem where the Check Engine light illuminates indicating an improperly tightened fuel cap. Due to improperly manufactured threads on the fuel filler pipe, the filler pipe may need to be replaced.
Mazda Miata MX-5 QuestionsHow do you fix a leak that comes from behind your driver side seat in a 08 Miata (1 answer)
My nc Miata leaks in heavy rain and it only happens behind my driver seat. I just want to know how to fix this problem.
Fuel & air filters replaced. New plugs& wires. Mechanic replaced coil packs. Now car won't drive. Do I Need a New intake air control valve? Prior to these repairs my car would stall when stopped at light or stop sign. Can not drive out of the shops parking lot.
Hmmm. How do I change the cabin air filter on a 2008 mazda mx5?
Mazda Miata MX-5 RecallsHorn Contact May Separate from the Steering Column During Airbag Deployment
If the driver's airbag were to deploy in an extremely low ambient temperature, the bolt attaching the horn contact assembly to the steering wheel hub may fail. Should this occur, the horn assembly may separate and could injure the driver. Dealers will replace the driver's front airbag to correct this concern. The Mazda recall number is 3906C.
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.