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Mazda Miata, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Electrical, Engine, Steering, Suspension, Transmission, Convertible
#197 of 372 Mazdaspeed mx5 miata
Jan 19, 2006 (7:56 pm)
I'm looking to purchase a 2004 mazdaspeed mx5 and was looking to get some feedback from present owners. also am wondering why they did not come with cruise control and is there any problem installing an aftermarket cruise control ,, any advise would be greatly appreciated..JRsax
#198 of 372 Clutch Problem?
Jan 20, 2006 (12:28 am)
I own a 1991 Miata and a couple of weeks ago I began having problems getting the stick into gear. It seemed that it happened only after it had sat a a day or so without driving?? Once I got it into gear and going for the day, it wouldn't happen again until the next morning or a few mornings after when I really had to force the stick into position. My brother told me to pump the clutch a couple of times and then put it in gear and that worked for while. I now have a bigger problem. This morning trying to get it into gear and it absolutely would not go as long as the motor was started. I checked the clutch fluid reservoir and it is full. Is there anything else I can check? Without starting the car the gears shift fine and I don't understand that. The clutch is way too easy. One of these days I will learn how to fix my own cars. Thanks for you help. Kim
#199 of 372 Re: Clutch Problem? [baileyk1]
Jan 20, 2006 (9:16 am)
Could be a leaky clutch slave cylinder. I had one, but my fluid level went down, and you said yours hasn't. Still, any kind of leak in the system would give you a spongy pedal and possibly make it hard to get in gear.
You might just have a worn out clutch, though. It's 15 years old now. That's probably it.
#200 of 372 Wow. same problem.
Jan 23, 2006 (10:40 am)
I have the exact same problem. The only other problem is that I'm broke. Any low cost solutions that I might try? The fluid is all good but the car is still rebelling.
#201 of 372 Re: Recommended Fuel [locatels]
Feb 01, 2006 (5:53 am)
35k miles on a 2004 MazdaSpeed in 8 months driving (race boats, cars, motorcycels, jetskis) Hi All, Regular fuel is okay if you don't floor it under 4000 rpm. Stress on the fuel will cause knocking with cheap gas. Above 5000 rpm driving I would not use cheap fuel. So... if you drive soft, cheap fuel is okay . If you drive agressively, spend the extra 10-20 cents per gallon! It's better than "damaged" pistons or valves! We have 16 valves to damage you know!
#202 of 372 Re: Mazdaspeed mx5 miata [jrsax2000]
Feb 01, 2006 (6:37 am)
John the Repo Investor/Paralegal here! 36k miles/8 months 04-MazdaSpeed turbo all over Ca Or Canada Wa Nv Az Nm Tx La Mi Al Fl buying Hurricane real estate. Fantastic car! Beats my Motorcycle on turns and safety! 30+mpg with WalMart Syn Changes/3k Miles! 32k=FalkenTires@27psi! Added: ALARM, CLUBLOCK, TRAILER HITCH4BIKE, RADAR, GPS, CELL PLUG, AA-batteryCHARGER, 3PLUG=12V=Adapter, 120V=inverter, 3lb Sony Viao Notebook, HP4215 4In1(color printer, fax, Color scanner, Color Copier) 4lbs, solar 12v trickle charger. Have 100,000 mile extended warranty($1500). No complaints except "cruze"!! Right foot does get "stiff" after 2-3hours! Did tighten drivers door window motor/parts(warranty). Give this car a 90% Smile!
#203 of 372 Re: Mazdaspeed mx5 miata [johnchun]
Feb 02, 2006 (11:24 am)
Sounds cool. Got any pics on-line somewhere?
#204 of 372 Re: creaky brakes [thel]
Feb 06, 2006 (1:06 pm)
I have the same problem-creaky left front brake. What type of lube did you use?
#205 of 372 Convertible drip
Feb 09, 2006 (12:00 pm)
Water pools in the drain of my new miata and I get soaked every time I open the door when it is raining. The dealer says ALL miatas do this. A drip is understandable, but this is like a bucket of water is dumped on me. Anyone else have this problem?
#206 of 372 Re: Convertible drip [barbiecar]
Feb 09, 2006 (12:13 pm)
What do you mean drain. The top? It's a convertible. Usually the weight of a person getting in or out causes some water to drip. There's no real gutter, just a seam along the edge. If there's a lot of standing water on the top I just use my hands to wipe it off before I open the door.