Mazda Miata MX-5 Repair and Maintenance
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Mazda Miata MX-5 ProblemsCheck Engine Light Due to Restricted EGR System
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.
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.
Mazda Miata MX-5 Questionsmy fuel gauge keeps showing empty (1 answer)
I filled the tank, I just purchased it used. and the gauge reads empty.
Mint condition - stored winters/summer car - replacement ABS module (cost is $850+) for part; total labor $1200. Should this computer part bomb on such low mileage -- do I have any recourse other than Mazda dealer?
clutch repaired..,will new plugs help..i recently changed air filter...would timing belt contribute to this? seems like gas mileage is less than it was. drove the car all winter in Chicago....
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.