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#4315 of 4364 Noisey drive belts ?
Aug 14, 2008 (7:55 pm)
I have an intermittent "squeal" noise when I first start up my '04 Miata, when the engine is cold. It also happens (on ocaision) when I first turn on the a/c ( goes away when turned off ). After about a minute the squeal goes away. I think it is coming from both the a/c and alternator (belts).
I haven't driven the car for several months. The drive belts were changed about 10K miles ago. ( Purchased the car about a year ago, but haven't had the chance to drive it much until lately ).
Is this common ? Should the belts be adjusted ? Other common causes ?
#4316 of 4364 Miata Headlight Switch Replacement
Oct 26, 2008 (10:05 am)
I recently ordered a replacement headlight switch for my '97 Miata. I am by no means a mechanic! My switch was deemed bad by a professional. I am now facing the task of replacing it. How?! Do I remove the steering column cover or steering wheel? Help! I have no headlights or taillights! And the dash lights aren't working either. Can anyone give me simple directions to replace the switch and come back to the LIGHT!!!! Thx!!!!
#4318 of 4364 2001 Miata O2 Sensor Replacement
Nov 18, 2008 (10:43 pm)
How do I find directions to replace the O2 Sensor on my 2001 Miata? I don't want to have to buy a repair manual just to do this. I'm not mechanically inclined. I have only known how to change oil and filter. I have also heard that I'd need a special tool (crow-feet wrench?). Thanks. -Hieu
#4319 of 4364 Timing belt 1992 Mazda Miata
Feb 11, 2009 (12:06 pm)
Hello. I just bought a 1992 Mazda Miata. I wanted to know if it has a non-interference engine? I read that the 1991 has a non interference engine but I didn't know if the same applied to the 1992 Miata. I love my little Miata!! I don't know much about them since I have only owned it for 3 days but I am in love with it and I want to keep it forever so that is why I was looking into timing belts and the like. Is changing the timing belt on my 92 difficult?
Thanks in advance!
#4320 of 4364 Re: Timing belt 1992 Mazda Miata [beckig]
Feb 12, 2009 (8:26 am)
Correct, it is non-interference.
I just changed my belt, but I paid a mechanic to do it.
I did reset the timing, though, because they got that part wrong.
Feb 28, 2009 (7:45 am)
A service provider connected battery cables incorrectly and blew the main fuse and radio/tape player in my 1993 Miata. I was told by a Mazda mechanic that the main fuse did not protect the radio and it must be replaced. The owner's manual reads as if there's a separate fuse in the radio. Is there a separate fuse that might have protected the radio?
#4322 of 4364 Slow, squeaky pwr window
Mar 08, 2009 (10:20 pm)
I'm looking for advice on correcting my pwr window function. Driver window is slower than passenger side, and squeaks as it nears the "up" position.
My car is 2004 with high mileage. Otherwise it is nearly perfect.
I've heard that a special lubricant is needed and requires removing the door panel. I've also heard that the typical dealer "fix" is to squirt some WD-40 into the window and charge an hour of labor.
Does anyone have a "do it yourself" remedy ??
#4324 of 4364 ateixeira, re: slow squeaky pwr window
Mar 10, 2009 (10:08 pm)
Thanks for the info. I'll try the ShinEtsu grease after cleaning the window rail.