timming belt

Asked by Oct 10, 2007 at 06:31 PM about the 1995 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

if the timming belt breaks do the valves get damaged and need to be replaced. Also at what  mileage should the timming belt be replaced ?

5 Answers

13,495

They can be damaged from your timing belt breaking. This is why there are scheduled maintenance intervals for all vehicles to have various items replaced. A good maintenance regimen is your best defense against serious engine failure.

35

the 1.8L motor in your car is not an interference motor so if it breaks you will only be stranded you wont need a valve replacement but the belt is very easy to replace (if you live in northern va you can bring it to me and i'd gladly replace it for you) the replacement interval for your car is every 60,000 miles hope this helped!

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
40

I have a 1994 Mercury Capri, same engine as miata. Timing belt broke, replaced belt now car starts up and idles but has no power. Timing marks look good. Any suggestions.

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.

On your mercury capri you dont have the timing marks lined up prior to installing your timing belt.

45

Well, just because it is rated as a non interference engine, doesn't mean it is. Carbon can build up on the reliefs cut in the pistons.... then it is interference. Line the e up with the e tick and the i up with the i tick (on your rear cam cover) and you will be ok. Also the pins on the cams should both be aiming up. The i on the intake side and e on the exhaust side should also be pointing skyward.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • What would make my 2002 Mazda miata stop running while driving ? 3 answers

    the car felt like it was running out of gas but I had a full tank, the power sterling stopped, the engine stopped and the brake stopped working too. the car battery will still working and I could us...

    Mazda MX-5 Miata

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 94 MX5 1 answer

    94 MX5 with a lot of miles (200k+) driving down the road and in between shifts motor momentarily hiccuped, just enough for me to think WTH, but then continued to run. Happened a few more times ov...

    1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • car overheating/ running hot '97 miata 6 answers

    overheating issues, losing coolant in radiator, replaced with aftermarket radiator from autozone, might be leaking at seams. no coolant in motor oil, hoses do not leak. Replaced thermostat, and im sti...

    1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • timing belt, waterpump, etc. 2 answers

    Hi Guys, this is my fourth Miata. this one is a 2001 SE, 6 speed, with 39k. she has had regular maintenance at the dealer. I recently acquired her and decided to drain fluids in trans and rear end ...

    2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Engine shuts down while driving car 3 answers

    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 ...

    1996 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base

    -

    General

MX-5 Miata

Looking for a Used MX-5 Miata in your area?

CarGurus has 4,440 nationwide MX-5 Miata listings starting at $2,300.

ZIP:

Search Mazda MX-5 Miata Questions

Mazda MX-5 Miata Experts

#1 Michael Kane
Michael Kane
Reputation 1,860
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,090
#3 Racer_X
Racer_X
Reputation 380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
694 Great Deals out of 38,147 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Corvette
359 Great Deals out of 20,212 listings starting at $3,688
Used BMW 3 Series
1,778 Great Deals out of 40,586 listings starting at $1,350
Used Chevrolet Camaro
645 Great Deals out of 39,145 listings starting at $2,995
Used Honda Civic
1,149 Great Deals out of 64,597 listings starting at $1,195

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 2,768 listings starting at $19,477
2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 176 listings starting at $14,888
2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 113 listings starting at $13,912
2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 137 listings starting at $13,980
2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 115 listings starting at $11,995