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The video above shows how to check the belts on your 2005 Mazda Miata - if it gives more than a half inch when pressed, is cracked, frayed or appears shiny, you should change it (or have it changed) immediately. Worn belts in a Miata are one of those things that can cause a lot of problems if ignored, while typically being fairly cheap and easy to replace. Check out our parts page for coupons on new belts for your Miata!
The belts in your Miata connect your engine to many of the components you use every day such as your air conditioner, battery (via the alternator), power steering and cooling system. As such, you may experience a dead battery, difficulty steering, overheating, etc. that might be due to a worn belt, not a faulty component! If your Miata is one of those Mazdas that shrieks horrendously when it runs, you likely have a worn belt, bad tensioner or both.
Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years2005 Mazda Miata LS 1.8L 4 Cyl.
Stop! Checking your brake fluid from time to time is a great way to ensure safe stopping2005 Mazda Miata LS 1.8L 4 Cyl.
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2005 Mazda Miata LS 1.8L 4 Cyl.
Many cars will burn or leak a little bit of oil. Over time, this adds up and you might need to add some - learn how to here!2005 Mazda Miata LS 1.8L 4 Cyl.
If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2005 Mazda Miata LS 1.8L 4 Cyl.
If your car is leaking a small amount of power steering fluid - see this video on how to fix the leak2005 Mazda Miata LS 1.8L 4 Cyl.