1992 miata won't start

Asked by Mar 13, 2012 at 11:37 AM about the 1992 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1992 Miata won't start. I checked timing its ok and it is sparking and fuel is reaching the cylinders. I
tried starting fluid did not work. When I first go to start it the engines back fires small and then it just
cranks and no sign of the engine firing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

1 Answer


Timing belt has probably stripped some teeth,put a new belt kit on and keep on driving,valves should be ok,,over the years I've done 3,and no damage was done,a quick check of the timing marks on the cams will tell you if this is the fix.

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