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Mazda MX-5 Miata, Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata, Convertible
#1 of 52 soft top problems
Mar 19, 2008 (2:18 pm)
Has anyone had a problem putting down the soft top on their mazda MX5 (Miata)? Mine sticks around halfway!
#2 of 52 Re: soft top problems [jrobbin]
Mar 20, 2008 (12:40 pm)
Let me think. I have an NA (1993) Miata, but converted the top to work like the NB models.
When its cold out and the vinyl is stiff, I do have that stop-half-way problem. I reach back and pull that bar down, that helps it go the rest of the way.
When its warm the vinyl is softer and the problem disappears.
It's not a big deal for me - I can do the whole operation from my seat, without taking my seat belt off.
#3 of 52 Re: soft top problems [ateixeira]
Mar 20, 2008 (3:38 pm)
Thanks for that! I will have a look, but I think my problem may be caused by something else as it jams up in all types of weather! (and has been progressively getting worse). But as I said, thanks.
#4 of 52 Re: soft top problems [jrobbin]
Mar 21, 2008 (6:44 am)
You're welcome. Maybe also dab some lithium grease on the joints of the top's frame (very carefully).
#5 of 52 Re: soft top problems [jrobbin]
May 13, 2008 (5:33 pm)
I have the same problem with my 2006 GT and cloth top. I usually bring it forward then push back again. Would be nice to eliminate though.
#6 of 52 Re: soft top problems [manybmws]
May 15, 2008 (1:53 pm)
I took the car into the garage and they showed me that if you push in at the point above the window in the middle of the roof as it is going down, it usually goes down quite easily! (it does sometimes need a little bit persuading, though!!).
#7 of 52 Re: soft top problems [jrobbin]
May 16, 2008 (11:57 am)
thanks, I'll give it a try.
#8 of 52 Drain holes
May 29, 2008 (8:27 am)
I found about gallons of water in my floor yesterday and was told by a dealer the drain holes were glogged. Not covered by warrenty.Can anyone tell me where the drain holes are and how to unglog them.
#9 of 52 Re: Drain holes [sownby]
May 29, 2008 (8:33 am)
we had exactly the same problem - found out when car started to smell! drain holes being clogged were the problem, as you said. will send you a message later when can tell you exactly how to uclog them! (talk to my husband first).
#10 of 52 Re: soft top problems [jrobbin]
Jun 11, 2008 (7:57 am)
We just got a '99 SE. As top goes back, we lift the forward section of the top skyward and the top seems to fold down more readily.