Mazda MX-5 Miata Experts

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Mazda MX-5 Miata Questions

Mazda1996
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Engine Shuts Down While Driving Car

My 1996 Mazda Miata only has 62,000 miles. I took it to a shop and they put in a new a/c compressor. After that repair was done, my engine shut off while driving the car. I took it back to the shop ...

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IslandCharlie
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Engine Misses On Acceleration After Cold Start

Engine misses on acceleration after cold start. After a few minutes of warmup, the problem disappears. Is this timing, tune up, or some other problem?

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bmoore1965
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Buffing A 1996 Miata

I've heard that the paint on an older (1996) miata may damage the paint. Paint comes off??

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jdpyle
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Put In A New Battery And The Only Thing That Gets Power Is The Head Lights....

I don't have electrical power to anything but the head lights.

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Lorian
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I Have A 93 Mazda Miata And The Ac/ Heat Will Not Come On. I Got The Fuses ...

One time i had accidentally left the knob turned on 4 and about 2 minuets later it started to smoke. With winter coming i really need the heat can anyone please help.

19 views with 4 answers (last answer about a month ago)

Older Mazda MX-5 Miata

1989 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview
1989 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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About the Mazda MX-5 Miata

If the RX-7, introduced in 1979, was the car that put Mazda on the map (as far as U.S. buyers were concerned), the MX-5 Miata was the car that solidified the automaker's Zoom Zoom appeal. Introduced in the summer of 1989 as a 1990 model, the MX-5 Miata was designed to continue the tradition of the classic British roadsters of the 1950s and '60s, such as the MG, Triumph, and Austin-Healey roadsters.

From its inception, the MX-5 Miata was a front-engined, rear-wheel-drive convertible two-seater. Initially it was available with a manually operated soft top, although a removable hardtop was an option from the beginning. In 2007, Mazda improved its drop-top by introducing a power retractable hardtop, which raises and lowers at the push of a button. The lightweight, three-section hardtop folds and stows itself into the Miata's truck in just 12 seconds. A new Z-fold soft convertible top is also available on current MX-5 Miatas.

The original engine in the MX-5 Miata was a 116-horsepower, 1.6-liter, double-overhead-cam four-cylinder engine with multi-port electronic fuel injection. Power was increased through the years and through two redesigns (in 1999 and 2006). Currently, the MX-5 Miata is powered by a 166-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder with variable valve timing.

In its first year, the MX-5 was available only in a Base model. In later years, higher-end LS and SE versions were added. Currently, the MX-5 Miata is available in SV, Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trim packages, with a wide range of standard and optional features available, including power windows, dual front and side airbags, power exterior mirrors, a glass rear window, anti-lock brakes, a CD player, air conditioning, power door locks, and leather seats.