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#68 of 100 1999 Mazda Miata No Spark
Jul 21, 2010 (8:33 pm)
Hello hope you can help
First off i bought the car used and it's ran Great for over 6 months no problems at all
then a few days ago i drove the car to a friends house, i was there about 2 hours
it was a 25 mile drive up there and when i went to leave the car wouldnt start,
i called a tow truck and had it towed home, after checking the car out im not getting any spark from the plug wires, i got a computer from autozone it's not reading the car or finding it, the computer works just fine on my other two cars
but not the mx5, Here is my question when i turn on the key the only lights i get are an airbag and parking brake light, I'm almost 100% positive i used to get a check eng light as well when i would turn on the key and now i'm not.
will the crankshaft sensor going out cause the car not to get a chk eng light ?
or does this sound like a bad computer or something else
all the car will do is crank i have power everwhere else horn lights dash light all that just no spark oh ad yes i am getting fuel
and i have checked all the fuses inside and out.
thanks for any help
#69 of 100 Re: 1999 Mazda Miata No Spark [divers]
Jul 21, 2010 (9:59 pm)
update if you turn the key off and on like 100 times the other 2 lights will come on the battery and check eng light so i'm guessing it's a short now somewhere but it still wont start even with them 2 extra lights comming on
makes no since to me /cry
#70 of 100 Re: 1999 miata hard starting when hot [lz4004]
Jul 29, 2010 (6:26 am)
I have a 2000 miata with only 25,000 miles on it that is doing the same thing; will start with no problems in the morning and in the evening but in the mid afternoon on a hot day it doesn't want to start right away, it will crank over and over before starting and when it finally does it runs very rough like it is going to stall out and the check engine light starts flashing and then remains on. Later on in the day when it cools off I will check it and it starts right up. I bought it used and since I got it, it has spent more time at my mechanics garage then my own. I am so disappointed. I had a 90 and drove it for 8 years with no problems, I loved that car, so when I bought this one I felt confident and expected the same fun and reliability. Have you solved your problem yet and do you have any suggestions.
Any advise/suggestions from anyone, please...
#71 of 100 Hard time starting on hot days.
Jul 29, 2010 (8:11 am)
I have a 2000 miata with only 25,000 miles on it that is doing the same thing as post #64 lz4004; will start with no problems in the morning and in the evening but in the mid afternoon on a hot day it doesn't want to start right away, it will crank over and over before starting and when it finally does it runs very rough like it is going to stall out and the check engine light starts flashing and then remains on. Later on in the day when it cools off I will check it and it starts right up. I bought it used and since I got it, it has spent more time at my mechanics garage then my own. I am so disappointed. I had a 90 and drove it for 8 years with no problems, I loved that car, so when I bought this one I felt confident and expected the same fun and reliability. lz4004, Have you solved your problem yet and do you have any suggestions.
Before I spend more $$$ does anyone have advise/suggestions, please... I have read through most of these posts and the forum at mazda.net; has anyone reported back that the problem is solved?
#72 of 100 Re: 1999 miata hard starting when hot [robinlvh]
Jul 29, 2010 (6:15 pm)
So far this hot summer, this problem has happened only twice. The only differece with yours is my check engine light or others don`t go on and no rough idle, just a raw gasoline smell. I purchased this car new in 99, Everything is still orginal,never had a tuneup, just a battery and oil changes. It`s gararged all year round and driven in summer months 2k a year, mint condition. I won`t do anything until problem gets worse. ">link title
#73 of 100 Re: 1999 miata hard starting when hot [lz4004]
Jul 30, 2010 (4:23 am)
Thank you lz4004 for your reply.
Since there is only 25,000 mi on this car the parts were all original until I took it to my mechanic, he changed the plugs (informing me they were original) and changed the ignition wire set. It didn't solve the problem. He seems to think I need to get it on the highway and open it up to burn off any carbon built-up in it from sitting and not being driven very much, but I never get to make it that far with out this problem. I don't know, I will keep searching for answers.
Again, thank you
#74 of 100 Re: PLEASE READ THIS for an answer =) [ateixeira]
Sep 07, 2010 (9:52 am)
The last issue ended up being the Coil Packs.
Next issue 149K
No power - idles fine, feels like I'm on only one cylinder. Car started to overheat near my house, dont know why. Shut it down, car was towed. Mechanic (30 yrs)has tried the BARO and one other sensor, no luck.
Waiting for their next move. They said they've tried every test under the sun and the car is tight
What could it be?
#75 of 100 2000 Miata won't start when hot
Mar 19, 2011 (4:40 pm)
I've read the posts and learned quite a lot, thank you all. Our Miata was having many of the problems described so I installed a new coil pack and now it starts right up fine. I thought the problem was solved but when we drove it a while, pulled into a store, came out a few minutes later and it wouldn't start. Just crank, crank, crank. Finally after letting it cool for about 15 minutes, it started. We had earlier replaced the battery and fuel filter, which the mechanic said was clogged. I bought a used CPS sensor on EBay but am not sure how to adjust the gap. The car has an automatic transmission, so with the battery cable disconnected I'm wondering how to turn the engine to the open spot on the CPS. Or anything else about not starting when hot.
#76 of 100 1993 mx5 will not turn over
Apr 03, 2011 (2:50 pm)
I have had my 1993 miata 5-speed for one year and noticed that every once in while I try starting it I get no reaction from the starter; no slow turn over, no clicking, nothing. Lights and radio are fine, engine is not siezed. Car has a new starter, new battery and new clutch switch, none of which helped. the car has ran great a few times after these items were replaced, but only when it would start. It does not appear to be temperature or weather related. There are no problems with idle or drop out at speed. Searching for ideas, any help appreciated.
#77 of 100 Re: 1993 mx5 will not turn over [1fatdog]
Apr 04, 2011 (4:32 am)
Sounds like the neutral clutch switch is defective or maybe needs ajusting. Some have a adjustment under the peddle.