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New Slave cylinder installed and the plunger keeps getting dislocated. Doesn't want to go back into the cylinder and the pedal is soft
Hey there, it sounds as though the hydraulic pressure is not bleeding back fully when you release the pedal. First you should check the clutch pedal and verify that there is free play when the pedal is released. There...
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Accessory belts not turning
If the belts are not turning, this suggests that the belts are either broken or not tight enough on the pulleys. Additionally, if the belts are not turning, this is also means that the water pump is not turning which...
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I can get a,new engine for my 2000 miata shipped free for 1000.00 how much will labor cost at neighborhood mechanic?
There will be a few different labor add on's but the labor to remove and replace the motor will be in the 8 hour range for an automatic transmission vehicle. This does not include swapping over parts and accessories. This...
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Gears get stuck and hearing some noise in the exhaust. Some running noise that doesnt sound normal when parking. 1996 Mazda Miata
Hi there - either your clutch hydraulics (master/slave cylinder) are weak, or something wasn't done right with your clutch repair. It shouldn't fail so quickly. Either the clutch is dragging because the clutch hydraulics are weak, or the pilot bearing...
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p0340
Check the plug and wiring leading to the cam position sensor. Make sure all the wires/pins are properly locked in place. Also look for any oil leaking onto the harness and connectors. Check for voltage continuity for the cam...
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Screeching/squealing sound from R Rear
Hi there: In some instances, this type of noise is an indication of a dragging emergency brake, that causes the rear brake pads to slightly apply to the rear rotor. The noise might also be an indicator of bad or...
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Car does not start
Hi There, A number of things may cause the car to stall randomly or not start. Since your car is fuel injected and has an accelerator or injector pump (this helps to pump fuel into the motor when you turn...
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Help to diagnose low MPG and high oil consumption.
A few different things may contribute to oil consumption and poor fuel economy. Typically, high oil consumption is related to worn piston rings or worn out valve guide seals. In your case, it is unlikely this is related to worn...
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Engine is making loud knocking sound. Is it the rod bearings?
Before you condemn the motor for having rod or crankshaft knock you should have the crankshaft harmonic balancer checked for a broken one. If it is bad then it can cause a loud knocking noise. Replace it if it is...
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Why is my check engine light not coming on after first turn of the key and does this mean my computer is dead
Hi there. It is possible that the ECU is damaged; however, it could be a simple problem like a damaged fuse, damaged electrical relay or problems with the dashboard itself. It's best to have a professional mechanic to complete a...
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Catalytic converter
Hi There, Code P0420 relates to the exhaust system, specifically to the catalytic converter. As you may know, the catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When the...
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P0302 misfire, car won;t go past 25 mph
I am not sure if the mechanic who replaced your head ran a compression test after the head was replaced but if not I can think of a couple of possibilities both of which lead back to low compression. The...
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How to remove the manifold bracket on a 2000 Miata?
Hi Terrell. Thanks for contacting us today. Removing the alternator on the Miata is rather tricky. I always recommend purchasing a service and repair manual and following Mazda's recommended steps, as it makes it much easier. However, this video might...
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90 Miata cranks, wont start after replacing belt and increasing tension.battery terminals are less than ideal. what should I do?
Hi there. Typically when you turn the key and the starter will activate but will not ignite the engine, it's likely due to a fuel or ignition system component failure. If you have power to your lights and accessories, it's...
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My 2001 automatic Miata idles really rough at stoplights when I run the AC, but not when it is off.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Two aspects about the issue lead me to believe the previous technician is correct. To start, the compressor is the only component that will effect the engine, as it is the part connected to...
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How much would you charge to replace the control arm bushings in the front and rear? 1999 Mazda Miata
Sent to CS front lower control arm bushings replacement front upper control arm bushins replacement rear lower control arm bushings replacement rear upper control arm bushings replacement
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Miata won't shift into gears. Clutch seems fine! It will go into all gears when car is off. help!
Your car may have more than one problem with the clutch. You should first check the clutch hydraulic master cylinder to make sure you have fluid in it and pump the clutch pedal several times before you try and start...
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I have a 1997 Mazda Miata with an automatic transmission. I recently had new timing belt, pully and timing belt covers installed.
Hi there. One of the most common problems that occurs when major repairs is that often a minor component is disconnected and not properly installed. The symptoms you are describing are common with a vacuum leak. An engine requires a...
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For a 1992 Miata cruise control module what is the difference between X4T354891 and X4T354891M?
Hi Glenn. Thanks for contacting us tonight in regards to your Mazda Miata. Unfortunately, we're unable to access these part numbers to provide you with relative data about the differences. Perhaps if you were to send us a link to...
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have a 96 miata that i am trying to restore. It will not go into reverse nor will it shift it second gear when driving. It is an a
Hi Tim. Thanks for sending your question to us today. There could be a few different issues causing this problem, ranging from a damaged shift solenoid to an obstruction of debris inside the transmission hydraulic lines. A blown inner seal...

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