Having problems with your 2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata ?

About a year ago I took my '01 Miata into the dealer for a stalling problem. The car would lose power and die in traffic and the check engine light would come on. After about five minutes it could be restarted and driven home. The dealer had the car for six weeks and he replaced the crankshaft sensor. First time I took the car out it stalled again. The problem occurs on really hot days or when climbing the a really steep grade.

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 15-01-2018

Answers :

The most likely problem is the cam sensor in you valve cover. we see this all the time here in Florida. once the sensor heats up it fails and starts working again when it cools off. try replacing it with on from the dealer and you should have no more problems.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for 2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

About a year ago I took my '01 Miata into the dealer for a stalling problem. The car would lose power and die in traffic and the check engine light would come on. After about five minutes it could be restarted and driven home. The dealer had the car for six weeks and he replaced the crankshaft sensor. First time I took the car out it stalled again. The problem occurs on really hot days or when climbing the a really steep grade.


The most likely problem is the cam sensor in you valve cover. we see this all the time here in Florida. once the sensor heats up it fails and starts working again when it cools off. try replacing it with on from the dealer and you should have no more ... 2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Last year I replaced my transmission on my 07 impala. After I got car back, it would slip when pulling out from a dead stop. While driving on highway it shifts fine. Took car back to dealer two times n they insist the tranny is fine.. is there any other reason for this sudden **** only when I first give it gas? Doesn't happen all the time. I'm really stuck with this one!! Please help!!!


... Cars & Trucks

Vehicle will not start. Had the fuel pump replaced at a dealer about two years ago. the last time it would'nt start I took it to a garage close to my house and they told me the fuel pump needed to be replaced. Since a GM dealer replaced it before it has a lifetime warranty so I took it to the dealer and told them what the mechanic at the garage told me. I had the car towed to the dealer and the service manager called me and said the car started right up. It went two months with no issues and tod


You could be getting air in the fuel system lines, sometimes caused by heat , but most the time its caused by a tiny leak in the fuel system itself, on the end of the rail that leads to the fuel injectors there is a bolt head, loosen i ... 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

After replacing my battery on my 2005 2.5 jetta. a noise that sounded like a jet coming from the front of the car. I took it to a mechanic 1600.00 to replace CAT and spark plugs. He advised take it to the dealer can not repair and error codes P0304 and P2279 codes indicating air intake. Dealer said timing chain 3800. might resolve the issue. I need help!! My car idle is very rough since picking it up from the dealer and the CEL is on all the time. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


... Cars & Trucks

Check engine light came on and code said to replace gas cap, did that and two weeks later check engine came on same code, then one day fuel light came on and gauge went to fueull then empty 2 times , now stays on empty all the time. took to dealer to check for update on computer they said there wasnt one for it said replace both fuel pumps. Would car be running if both fuel pumps were both bad?


... 2004 Chrysler Pacifica

Hello, I have a 2003 iszuz rodeo with the 2.2. Car didn't run so i changed the timing belt. it started up but it ran poorly and had a top speed of about 30 mph. I removed the front o2 sensor and it ran better so i took it to an exhaust shop and they replaced the cat. When i got it back it ran better but there were still issues. On light to medium throttle it would run fine but any time you were taking off from a stop at full throttle it would really bog down like a bad missfire. but once it reac


Could be one of a number of things. Check fuel pump pressure, throttle position sensor, intake air temp sensor, MAP/MAF sensor, and look for a sticking EGR valve. ... Isuzu Rodeo

Replaced the 2 O2 sensors in front of engine. was wired wrong because dealer that i got car from years ago cut from engine harness, timing belt broke replaced it and the water pump. car started to over heat and would not stay running. took it in to the dodge dealership and got it to crank and stay running but the over heating problem is still there. is this a bad or cracked head or is it something simple that im not doing right. it runs fine just over heats after about 15 to 20 mins of running.


Is the electric fan coming on?if not it will do exactly what you describe.\015\012once in a while at a steady 40mph speed,it may cool down.\015\012there is a fan switch on the radiator that drives a fan relay.\015\012you can wire 12 ... 2001 Dodge Stratus

Hi. i am really need help, i have just take out the timing Belt on my 1987 Toyota Camry then i replaced a new Belt and the Car would not started and i think maybe i set wrong timing belt because i forgot to marked the old timing Belt before i took it out , now what should i do to corrected the timing ?Thanks.


Don't crank that engine over is the first thing you do. Take out th eplugs and turn the engine by hand to it's marks. Take the belt off, check it for marks, yes, no? If no, how about the old one? Does it have marks on it? Match them up to the new on ... 1987 Toyota Camry

Nissan I took it to the dealer they said it was the timing chain and the fuel pump. They want about 1,800 for timing chain replacement. Is it really the timing chain or what? can it be somthig else like the heat shield i need help it sounds bad i have about 110 k on my car now.


Wont start? Have someone get in the car and turn the key to the on position,At this time you need to be back near the gas tank to listen for the electric fuel pump to turn on .Repeat turning key switch on and off a few times to be sure you hear the s ... 2005 Nissan Altima

I have a 2008 Pontiac Torrent. In November and December of this year I had to call Roadside Assistance 5 times to come and boost my battery. It was colder than usual but not really cold. I took my vehicle in to the dealership and they replaced the battery saying that it was frozen. The new battery gave me the same problem. Car would not start and had to call Roadside Assistance again. Took the vehicle in to dealership and they said it was dying because I was not driving it far enough t


... 2008 Pontiac Torrent

I have a 96 Cadillac Seville STS the engine is strong with low miles. The ignition was replaced about 6 months ago at the dealer because the car power would not go on. Well, same problem. I will be driving along, and suddenly the car will just die - all power, no lights, no nothing just GOES TOTALLY DEAD. It usually starts right back up but this last time it took about 45 seconds before the power was restored, and I could use the ignition. Help me.


Nothing is more frustrating then an intermittent problem (to both the mechanic and the car owner) Your description leads me to think that there is wiring that is overheating and is causing an ignition breaker to trip. Or maybe there is a related ign ... 1996 Cadillac DeVille

Hello, I need help....i have a 2003 jetta 1.8 turbo with 93,000 miles. bought the car two days later it started acting funny. It would rev really high before shifting and acted like there was no power then the oil light came on so i got a full synthetic oil change done....then next morning large white smoke with oil burnning smell so i took it back to the used car dealer and they were helping me fix it. they decided it was a bad turbo so they replaced the turbo and gaskets. I read online about h


Hi! The car is burning oil thats for sure. valve seals and piston rings will surely need replacement to resolve the problem. Please have it fixed before it brings serious damage to the engine. Once the piston rings and valve seals are replaced you'll ... 2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

I have a 2001 Cadillac deville, which has100, miles which I was sure I would get a lot-miles out of a cadillac, we are now elderly and not working.  The cars has constantly used oil for the last 5/6 years each time would call Cadillac they informed me to take it to the dealer, which I took it many times when I had my car service, always took excellent care of this car and I know it is 10/years old but looks like a brand new car.  I started having trouble with the car getting hot, they flush the


I would not do head gaskets to this vehicle. its age mixed with the style of engine in the vehicle is a recipe for disaster. If you were my customer i would rather sell u a used motor then do head gaskets on your existing one. ... Cadillac DeVille

I have a 2009 Pontiac Vibe with 54000 miles on it. I took the car in to the dealer because the ABS lights, traction list were coming on and then would go off. The dealer replaced a bad wheel bearing and an ABS snesor for a total cost of $880. Two days after the repair the lights came back on. We took the car to the dealer and there were no codes in the system. They informed us to being the car in when the lights remained on long enough to check the codes. We took the car in with the lights


It is might be a defective part. But with out a code being stored it hard to tell . Are they looking at the EBTCM (electronic brake traction control module ) There was some info on a new style abs sensor connector .but that applied to the toyota matr ... 2009 Pontiac Vibe

1998 chry town n country it started n stoppd 3-4 times then had nothing took to the chry dealer they said pcm was bad the replaced it everything was ok then but the put on the order advise to replace bcm n cluster. without saying why it was bad.everything worked. 2mo later same problem start stop start stop towed back to the same dealer. this time they replaced the the bcm and cluster BUT DIDNT FIX IT they replaced the pcm again car started HOWEVER they REPLACED THE BCM 4 TIMES 1st time running


This is not fare.As the bcm they replaced before.This part comes with a warranty/ guaranty of 1 year.If no warranty of 1 year then it has testing warranty of 3months.If in 3 moths the same problem occurs then they have to replace the part for free.Wh ... 2002 Chrysler Town & Country

Took car in 4 times. car completey dead. use truck to jump off. only have on battery for about 2 sec. dealer replaced battery. took it back again same problem. they replaced the postive cable. They had to call Detroit for advice. Took it in again same problem and they replace the negitive cable. Here it is today and car has gone completey dead twice. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


My 08 GMC Yukon XL died 3 weeks after I drove it off the lot brand new! They said they replaced the computer but in the last two years its been in the shop 8 times for the same symptoms yours has... Tried to go the lemon law route and they gave me 5k ... 2008 GMC Yukon

High Temp My car is running hot, has gone into the RED ZONE and never overheated. Always seems to be when driving for at least 30 minutes, starts to go high, once I hit local traffic stop and go goes really hot. Have had the car back to dealer 3 times, the replaced some coil the first time, 2nd time said it wasn't running hot to bring it back when it happens, the 3rd time replaced the thermostat. I am PISSED now, they better find it as the car has 51K on it and I am NOT going to pay for this out


Ok well there must be a blockage in the radiator if u cahnged the thermostat or bleed the system that means take of the radiator cap and run the car 15 minitues till all the air bubbles come out and also make sure all your cooling fans are working ... 2006 Hyundai Sonata

My car would shake when at a stop and almost turn off. The belts would make an awful noise. I took it into the shop and they changed my spark plugs and the connector wires, and they replaced all three of my belts. One the drive home the car did the same exact thing but worse, it wouldn't let me go over 25 miles and the light started to blink. I took it back in and they said it was my alternator and battery, both got replaced and now the light is back on. Don't really want to push the gas too muc


Have them make sure the timing is right. ... 2001 Mazda Protege

Horn would not work 3 months ago on Dodge Neon rt 2001; problem was intermittent so shop replaced horn 2 different times and it still had the problem. Took it to dealer and by then locks weren't working. They recharged battery and said that would solve it it didn't; took it back and they replaced alarm system in door. Now locks work but horn only worked for one day. Back at dealer and they can't sove problem...have spent 600.00 and horn still not working


Lets try step by step heck $600 you re-run a new horn. Open your hood, and take the fuse/relay box cover off. Press your horn listen for the relay to click in the box if the relay does not click then it is not triggering. take a paperclip and pull th ... Cars & Trucks

My car started and died i took it to the dealer they said the computer was bad i replaced it and it did the same thing ireplaced it again and this time it would not do anything when i turned the key i have a 1999Crysler LHS


Your son has triggered the security system, that is why it won't start, take the key and lock and unlock the drivers door, if that doesn't work do the same to the front passenger door. also the remote will disarm the security system, ... 1999 Chrysler LHS

My Saturn VUE eats batteries. I just replaced the battery for the fourth time in three months. I took it to the Saturn dealer three times before it shut down. The first thing they did was to replace the alternator. A week later, the battery was dead again. I've now taken it to the GM dealer twice. The car has passed all the computer diagnostic tests, and I keep getting told that there is nothing wrong with my car. However the only way I can keep it running is to crank it up and run it for


In school you hear about situations like this and in the real world it only happens a couple times so I can understand why noone can fix this yet. \015\012\015\012I'm sure someone put ( I mean I hope) a meter on the car to check for paras ... 2005 Saturn VUE

I have replaced my Catalytic converter with a direct fit replacement, also replaced my engine speed sensor and crank shaft sensor and i still have my service engine soon light on. The latest fault says something about a sylinoid malfunction? The car will not start or is very hard to start randomly...not every time it is cranked, the whole car sometimes jerks going down the road and it feels really sluggish, i have took care of my car trans been serviced 2 times and oil changed religiously..


If a converter failed in less than 12 or more years--you have a problem, that caused it to fail, correct that first,then the new converter.\015\012\015\012If you replaced Sensors yourself, based solely on codes,and did no testing,they may ... 2005 Nissan Altima

2008 dodge caliber - Problem is the car will crank and take a long time start. This does not happen all the time but at least 1-2 times a day. The Malfunction Indicator Light comes on quite a bit now (gas cap is always clicked). Took it to Dodge dealer in 2010 twice (kepted 2 days each time) and both times car started right up and they never found anything wrong with it. It is now over the warranty. I took it to Pep Boys and they said the intake gasket was leaking. Had it replaced an


... 2008 Dodge Caliber

How do you adjust timing on a 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L I6 3FE? Had to replace distributor, coil & ignitor, local mechanic said I would need to take it to a Toyota dealer to get timing adjusted. It feels like it is running just under on timing, not really "missing" but really sluggish. Shouldn't I be able to adjust timing without the assistance of a costly dealer visit?


Dealers do it right and for timing it is the best for your money but you should be able to get a book from local parts store ... 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser

Dear Expert, I have two very difficult problems with my 1997 Chrysler Van Town & Country and I would REALLY appreciate it if anyone can help: Problem#1 : The Leak detection pump (LDP) keeps failing ? The LDP has been replaced 4 times by a Chrysler dealer in my city ? Petaluma in California. Each time a LDP failed about a week after a new one was replaced ( the dealer keep replacing the LDP pump switch because they already run various tests with the emission system but couldn?t find


Hello, I saw your problem and want to suggest several things which other car makers have on their A/C systems and to comment on the Emission problem.\015\012\015\012First, the Climate controls on some A/C units have their own self-diagnos ... 1997 Chrysler Town & Country
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.carrestorationshop.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 4.9085 seconds