Miata Timing Belt Change Replacement How To
1997 Miata Timing Belt and Water Pump Change Install. This covers all 1.8L
MX-5's from 1994-2004, procedure will be similar for 1.6L models. Hope
this saves you some labor costs.
1991 Miata Restoration Timing Belt part 2
Installation of timing belt, and assembly.
Visit Flyin' Miata to get some special tool for the timing belt job.
Cam gear ninja tool:
Crank bolt tool:
Front seal installer:
JEEP info for Moxohol:
Miata MX5 Timing Belt - How to Fit & Align in Under a Minute. (Miata / MX5)
A quick guide to getting your timing belt alignment accurately, quickly and
on the first go - without having to stress about clamping the belt onto cam
gears and messing about with penning in white marks everywhere and without
upsetting the cam(s) or cranks TDCness.
This procedure works on single and twin cam engines, and I have performed
it successfully on several different vehicles with the same level of speed
On this demo, I was changing some leaky cam seals so the belt shown here
isnt new. You can also see bits of degreaser dripping off the
block/waterpump on some scenes.
This demo assumes sufficient mechanical knowledge on engine servicing and
is only provided as a guide to specifically fit the belt without upsetting
the cam / crank timing.
Aligning the dual-cam pulleys
me trying to figure out how to realign the dual-cam pulleys that shifted
when I removed the timing belt, shifted due to the pressure of the valve
How to check for a jumped timing chain or belt
This video can be used to support Section 1 pages 17-23 in my ebook.
The method of timing verification shown in this video can be used on any
car. Even on old school, non-computer controlled systems. I am also showing
in this video how to properly align the timing chains on a 2003 Suzuki
1999 Mazda Miata Alternator and Power Steering Pump Belt Replacement
This video shows how to change out alternator and power steering belts on a
1999 Miata. It shows step-by-step how to remove the crossover tube and
the belts followed by reassembly.
I am NOT a mechanic, so please consult with an appropriate maintenance
manual if you have any questions. You can "do it yourself" and save.
This process should take about 2-3 hours, including watching this video, if
you have the tools and parts ready. Save a morning to do it. It did
require removing the plastic engine shroud on the underside of the car in
order to access the Alternator pivot bolt assembly. While this did not
take particularly long, it may be a little intimidating at first glance.
Watch the video before beginning.
Timing Belt - the Forgotten Belt (by Dayco)
Timing Belt - the Forgotten Belt. This video stresses the importance of
checking and following the manufacturers recommended replacement interval
for the timing belt. Along with recommendations to replace the "hardware"
associated with the Timing Belt (Tensioner, Water Pump, and Idler Pulleys)
at the same time the Timing Belt is being replaced. To find out more
information on our Timing Belt, Timing Belt Kit, Water Pump Kit, and Timing
Component Kit, visit www.daycoproducts.com
Mazda MX5 Bear Mountain Drive
The Smoking Tire stops by a Mazda meet at OCC then heads up to bear
mountain for some testing in the twisties of the new MX5
Miata crankshaft pulley wobble
My miata developed a serious crankshaft condition. I hope it can be
repaired without replacing the crank. :((
As dgl1962 noticed the crank itself is not wobbling, but the pulley is. I
can tell you, from my web research, that a worn woodruff key is the
I was planning to replace the pulley, woodruff key and the crank bolt and
not required to fix the condition, but as a precaution, also change the
belts and the water pump.
I was selling the car at the time and a buyer came just as I was about to
order the parts. He insisted to have it fixed by himself, so I sold it
before I could fix it. I've later heard from him that he did indeed fix it,
but couldn't tell me any details. He just said that the whole "front" had
If your beloved miata has developed a similar condition, head over to
miata.net to the garage section, they've got a great article about pulleys
and additionally search for "Loctite Crank Fix". It involves replacing the
part's I've mentioned and using loctite to glue the whole thing together as
a safety precaution.
If you have any more questions I can try to shed some more light in the
I hope I was at least of some help :).
PS: I'm now driving a '07 NC. A great car, but I sometimes miss the rawness
of the NA, even with it's quirks.