Last post on Dec 17, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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Mazda MX-5 Miata, Convertible
#2 of 11 Mazda Miata EGR problem.
Jan 21, 2007 (1:12 pm)
I have a 99 Miata that shows a Check Engine and an EGR code when the gas tank becomes half empty....fill it up and the light goes off.
#3 of 11 Re: Mazda Miata EGR problem. [egarbe]
May 12, 2007 (12:34 pm)
clean the carbon build up out of the manifold with throttle cleaner. Worked for me.
#4 of 11 scratches and such on bumper...how to fix?
May 18, 2007 (10:50 pm)
I'm selling my 1991 Miata and there are a few scratches on the bumper that are a bit deep into the paint.
Any suggestions on how to make them less noticeable to potential buyers? Should I try and sand them down and then touch up the paint?
#5 of 11 Re: scratches and such on bumper...how to fix? [pegleg1]
May 22, 2007 (4:21 pm)
Consider getting the car detailed. Many detailers can touch up the paint and make it look almost new.
#6 of 11 Sloshing Sounds In Wheel Well??
Oct 20, 2007 (11:41 am)
My 93 special edition has what sounds like a bunch of water in some body cavity just over my left shoulder when I accelerate from a stop and/or brake. We recently had two weeks of torrential rains, so it is possible it accumulated then.It's NOT in the door. My question is; how to I drain this so I don't rust from the inside out? Thanks!
#7 of 11 Re: Replacing Spark Plugs in 2000 Mazda Miata - How to do? [fluxcapacito]
Oct 21, 2007 (8:39 am)
If you can't find the spark plugs you shouldn't be allowed to own wrenches!
#8 of 11 Re: Sloshing Sounds In Wheel Well?? [moosemats]
Oct 22, 2007 (12:45 pm)
Did you check your drain plug located behind the passenger and drivers side seat. Mine was somewhat plugged and I used a fish tank hose cleaner to gently clean it out.
#9 of 11 Screw falling out of latch assembly
Nov 01, 2010 (7:47 pm)
I have had a problem almost from the first month ownership with having screws falling out of the central roof latch/locking mechanism -- how can I take it apart and apply lock tight or something to keep it together? The manual spring release is now sticking and another screw fell out this morning!
#10 of 11 Alarm help needed
Dec 17, 2010 (11:36 am)
Picked up a ď91Ē Miata MX-5 (49,000 miles) the other day for my wife for Christmas. Great condition, with one exception; previous owner had battery problems. I can see he had a new battery in it now, but itís a wet cell replacement that the Mazda dealers are now putting in and not a gel AGM battery. I believe the alarm system is partly, if not solely, to blame for this battery drain problem. I would like to disable or remove this alarm totally to eliminate this possibility before I buy a Westco. Miata battery. The alarm whines, beeps and screams even when Iím trying to just jump the car. Iím guessing itís an OEM alarm system but I could be wrong. It has little black on/off switch directly under the steering column but that doesnít seem to do anything. I only have an entrance key for this car and no key fobs. Iím hesitant to do anything without knowing if this alarm is an engine immobilizer also. Any help on how to operate, disable or remove this alarm would be greatly appreciated.
#11 of 11 Re: Screw falling out of latch assembly [susie57]
Dec 17, 2010 (12:51 pm)
Nothing a little bit of lock-tight can't fix. Just put some on the tip of the thread before you put it back on. I'd pro-actively remove others, one at a time, and add it to those as well.
Best of luck.