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2003 Mazda Miata MX-5 Problems

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Most Common 2003 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.
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 c...
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0 Known 2003 Mazda Miata MX-5 Brakes Problems

2 Known 2003 Mazda Miata MX-5 Drive Train Problems

The clutch slave cylinder may develop a hydraulic leak resulting in no clutch pedal pressure and the inability to shift gears.
The flywheel can warp causing a shudder when the vehicle is in reverse.

0 Known 2003 Mazda Miata MX-5 Electrical & Lights Problems

1 Known 2003 Mazda Miata MX-5 Engine Problem

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...

1 Known 2003 Mazda Miata MX-5 Exhaust & Emissions Problem

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 c...

0 Known 2003 Mazda Miata MX-5 Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 2003 Mazda Miata MX-5 Maintenance Problems

0 Known 2003 Mazda Miata MX-5 Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known 2003 Mazda Miata MX-5 Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 2003 Mazda Miata MX-5 Problems & Complaints

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 c...
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.
The flywheel can warp causing a shudder when the vehicle is in reverse.
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