Engine starts fine but sputters and quits after 5 - 10 minutes running time. After resting a couple minutes it starts up again fine but quits again. The car sat in storage for 6 months and has 31000 miles on it. Fuel stabilizer was added before storage.
What causes the engine to stall after running 5 - 10 minutes? on 2003 Mazda Miata MX-5
by crescent in Bonita Springs, FL on November 17, 2012
3 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by your.mechanic , November 17, 2012
most likely a bad distributor...
COMMENT by ziptie12 , November 20, 2012
ANSWER by ziptie12 , November 18, 2012
After it stalls and won't re-start til it cools,DO YOU HAVE SPARK- even though it's not starting? If so , monitor fuel pressure while running and watch what happens when it stalls.IF no spark- diagnose as suggested in #s 1&2. ..........IF you find a distributor on it - then someone stole the coil packs- recommend finding new storage facility.
ANSWER by goodguy , November 17, 2012
have ti scan tested for codes it could be a bad distributor
COMMENT by crescent , November 19, 2012
Does a Mazda 2003 Miata actually have a distributor? Is it an expensive item?