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1993 Mazda Miata MX-5 Problems

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Most Common 1993 Mazda Miata MX-5 Problems

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 vehicl...
The clutch slave cylinder may develop a hydraulic leak resulting in no clutch pedal pressure and the inability to shift gears.
Failure of the valve cover gasket can allow engine oil to leak onto the spark plug wires and damage them. The engine will run poorly (misfire) if the spark plug wires fail.
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0 Known 1993 Mazda Miata MX-5 Brakes Problems

1 Known 1993 Mazda Miata MX-5 Drive Train Problem

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

0 Known 1993 Mazda Miata MX-5 Electrical & Lights Problems

4 Known 1993 Mazda Miata MX-5 Engine Problems

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 vehicl...
Failure of the valve cover gasket can allow engine oil to leak onto the spark plug wires and damage them. The engine will run poorly (misfire) if the spark plug wires fail.
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 di...

0 Known 1993 Mazda Miata MX-5 Exhaust & Emissions Problems

0 Known 1993 Mazda Miata MX-5 Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

1 Known 1993 Mazda Miata MX-5 Maintenance Problem

0 Known 1993 Mazda Miata MX-5 Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known 1993 Mazda Miata MX-5 Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 1993 Mazda Miata MX-5 Problems & Complaints

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 vehicl...
The clutch slave cylinder may develop a hydraulic leak resulting in no clutch pedal pressure and the inability to shift gears.
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 di...
The engine may idle roughly or stall when it's cold because the oil pump pressure relief plunger is sticking. Failure is usually due to wear and it causes excessive oil pressure to pump up the hydr...
Failure of the valve cover gasket can allow engine oil to leak onto the spark plug wires and damage them. The engine will run poorly (misfire) if the spark plug wires fail.
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