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Sports car stalls/quits in hot weather on side streets
Hello there. Many different faults can cause the vehicle to stall only once hot. The most likely is the battery, fuel pump, fuel filter, battery cables, ignition switch, or various sensors. It would be helpful to know how often this...
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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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Water Pump Issue
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 1993 Mazda Miata. You need to remove the water pump belt and see if the alternator or water pump is seized since both are turned by the same belt. If the water...
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My car starts fine and I can drive it perfectly fine for about 15 minutes then it bogs down and will not move.
Hi there, thanks for your question. The fact that the car starts up and runs fine for 15 minutes before it stalls suggests that it is likely related to an air/fuel issue. There is something known as a mass air...
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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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It wants to stall when I step on the gas
Hello there, many faults will cause your 1994 Mazda Miata to stall when you step on the gas. The most common sources would be the fuel pump, coil, spark plugs, fuel filter, throttle body, throttle linkage, or a coolant temperature...
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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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Unresponsive radiator fan
Hi, thanks for writing in. With the key in the on position, ground the black and green wire at the fan switch on the engine to see if the fan comes on. If it does, then I'd check the new...
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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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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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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 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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