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Battery keeps getting drained on a 1990 Mazda Miata
The first thing you'd want to do is have your alternator checked. It could be that the alternator is not charging the battery. It sounds pretty typical to me. If it's not that, you have a really bad wiring harness...
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Power steering, engine, and brakes quit, but lights work
A few different faults can cause the vehicle to stall out like this. The most common would be the ignition switch, battery, fuel pump, fuel filter, or battery cable. The brakes will work without the engine on but they loose...
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Whining when off clutch and tapping from engine when cold
Hello. The whining noise you are hearing is typically from the pilot bearing located at the rear of the crankshaft. It can be an internal transmission issue but that is not as common. I typically check and even change the...
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Intake maifold runner control is stuck open
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2001 Mazda Miata. Due to this trouble code, the intake manifold runner control will need to be replaced. If this is not done you can cause serious damage to your car. If you...
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Wideband question
As for the performance of the vehicle, the engine will likely run just fine with minimal differences. However, it is possible that installing this oxygen sensor could cause your Check Engine Light to come on. I would recommend looking in...
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The car cranks but occasionally wouldn't start
If the battery is going dead after a couple of days then you have an issue with something drawing the battery down. A battery that is low may not be able to start the engine since the starter will take...
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Fuel pressure issues, hesitaion and occasionally wouldn't start
An erratic fuel pump may be one of a few different problems. You need to check to see if the fuel pump is getting power when the problem is happening. If it is, then the ground in the right rear...
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"Key" warning shows up in a car with the keyless entry
The remote batteries sometimes lose contact and will not disable the antitheft system. The fix is to remove the battery and bend the terminals up about 30 degrees to put more pressure on the battery so it will not lose...
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Clutch is soft
Hi there. There are a few issues that can cause this: It sounds like you may have an issue with the clutch master cylinder again, or the slave cylinder may be binding. Both of these would have to...
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Coughs and sputters first few ninutes of the day and not starting
Hello. Though there are a lot of possible causes here, most of the time this is a fuel related problem. If the fuel pump is not holding good pressure when the vehicle is shut down and if the pressure does...
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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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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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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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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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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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