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Mazda MX-5 Miata (USA, 1990-2014): repair manuals

A manual on your Mazda MX-5 Miata (USA, 1990-2014)? Here are Haynes and other service and repair manuals on these Mazda passenger cars. They provide detailed instructions to solve technical problems yourself and to repair or replace parts.

How to restore: Mazda MX-5 / Miata Mk1 & 2 - Your step-by-step guide to restoring a Mazda MX-5 Miata (Veloce Enthusiast's Restoration Manual)

An easy to follow guide to restoring a classic Mazda MX-5/Miata - the world's favourite small sports car. This book takes you step-by-step through choosing a project car, looking the car over, planning the restoration, and buying parts and tools to perform the work.

The comprehensive text is fully supported by high resolution photographs, guiding you through stripping the car down, cutting out and repairing rust, restoration of interiors, replacing the hood, refurbishing the underside of the car including the floor pan, suspension, brakes, undersealing, reassembly, replacing the cam belt and waterpump, replacing engine seals and gaskets to cure common leaks.

Pages of the book How to Restore: Mazda MX-5 / Miata Mk1 & 2 (1)

It also provides a guide to handy upgrades as you go along. Whether you are looking to restore to original condition or build an out-and-out track weapon, the techniques described in this book will assist you in getting the right base to start with.
The book is based on and actual restoration of a vehicle carried out by the author, with before and after shots.

Pages of the book How to Restore: Mazda MX-5 / Miata Mk1 & 2 (2)

Author:Oliver Wild
Specs:224 pages, 27 x 20.5 cm / 10.6 x 8.1 in, paperback
Illustrations:1000 colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2019)
Series:Enthusiast's Restoration Manual
Book: How to restore: Mazda MX-5 / Miata Mk1 & 2 - Your step-by-step guide to restoring a Mazda MX-5 Miata (Veloce Enthusiast's Restoration Manual)

How to restore: Mazda MX-5 / Miata Mk1 & 2 - Your step-by-step guide to restoring a Mazda MX-5 Miata

Language: English

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Mazda MX-5 Maintenance and Upgrades Manual

With step-by-step instructions and safety information throughout, this book is a valuable technical resource for owners of Mk1 and Mk2 Mazda MX-5s.

Illustrated with over 700 colour photographs the book covers:
- Tools and safety
- Routine checks weekly and twice-yearly checks, plus preparing for the MOT test
- Engine maintenance and tuning
- Gearbox and differential - service information on renewing the oils and changing the clutch
- Brake maintenance and upgrades
- Better handling - uprating the suspension bushes and changing the springs and dampers
- Bodywork and hood maintenance
- Interior - soundproofing, fitting a roll cage and much more, all covered in depth
- Projects - what else can you do with an MX-5? Removing the bodyshell, making a kit car and converting to electric power.

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Based on real-life experience and written by expert authors, the books in the Maintenance and Upgrades Manual series from Crowood will help owners develop the workshop skills needed for the maintenance and repair of their cars, and give guidance on possibilities for improvements and upgrades to performance.

Author:Rob Hawkins
Specs:160 pages, 29.5 x 21 x 1.6 cm / 11.6 x 8.25 x 0.63 in, hardback
Illustrations:700 colour photographs
Publisher:The Crowood Press Ltd (GB, 2017)
Series:Maintenance and Upgrades Manual
Book: Mazda MX-5 Maintenance and Upgrades Manual

Mazda MX-5 Maintenance and Upgrades Manual

Language: English

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Mazda MX-5 Miata (1990-2014) (USA) - Haynes Repair Manual

Haynes Repair Manual on the Mazda MX-5 Miata Mk1, Mk2 and Mk3.

Gasoline engines: 4 cylinders - 1.6 (1597 cc), 1.8 (1840 cc) and 2.0 (1999 cc).

Model years: 1990-2014.
Useable for the European version of the MX-5 Mk 1.

Exclusions: Please note that this manual does not cover the turbo engines.

This Haynes guide on the Mazda MX-5 Miata sports cars provides photos and detailed step-by-step instructions for maintaining and fixing the gasoline engines (distribution, belts, valves, camshaft, cylinder head, oil pump, seals, and crankshaft).
It also addresses issues related to cooling, air conditioning, the fuel system, exhaust plus the starting and charging system. Furthermore, it includes guidance for tasks involving the remaining vehicle components such as the clutch, gearbox (removal and refitting), propshafts, braking system, suspension, steering box, body, interior and electrical system.

  • Covers U.S. and Canadian models.
  • Based on a complete strip-down and rebuild.
  • Includes a maintenance schedule, technical specifications, torque specifications and troubleshooting tables.
  • Clear and detailed wiring diagrams for easy reference.

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Author:John H Haynes
Specs:336 pages, 27 x 21 x 1 cm / 10.6 x 8.25 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:hundreds of photographs and drawings
Publisher:Haynes Manuals, Inc. (USA, 2015)
Series:Haynes Auto Repair Manual (61016)
Book: Mazda MX-5 Miata (1990-2014) (USA) - Haynes Repair Manual

Mazda MX-5 Miata (1990-2014) (USA)

Language: English

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Mazda MX-5 Miata (1990-2014) - Chilton Repair Manual

Chilton Repair Manual on the Mazda MX-5 Miata sports cars.

Model years: 1990-2014.

This Chilton workshop manual on the Mazda MX-5 Miata sports cars covers maintenance, repair and overhaul of the gasoline engines (timing gear, camshaft, inlet and outlet valves, cylinder head, crankshaft, lubricating system and gaskets).
It also addresses cooling, air conditioning, fuel system, exhaust and the electrical system. Additionally, it provides instructions for working on other vehicle components, such as the clutch, transmission (only removal and installation), front and rear axles, springs and shock absorbers, the steering system, brakes and body.

  • Covers U.S. and Canadian models.
  • Includes technical specifications, adjustment data, torque wrench settings and wiring diagrams.
  • Tables for troubleshooting and identification of models and engines.

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Specs:400 pages, 27 x 21 x 2.2 cm / 10.6 x 8.25 x 0.87 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Chilton Automotive Books (USA, 2016)
Series:Chilton Auto Repair Manual (46550)
Book: Mazda MX-5 Miata (1990-2014) - Chilton Repair Manual

Mazda MX-5 Miata (1990-2014)

Language: English

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How to Build a High-Performance Mazda Miata MX-5

The Mazda Miata is one of the most popular sports cars on the road today. In production for more than 20 years, the Miata's popularity has grown, and the number of aftermarket components available to the Miata enthusiast has grown, too.
This immense selection of parts has made it difficult for many would-be modifiers to choose the proper combination that will help them reach the goals they have set for their two-seaters.

Author and Miata expert Keith Tanner has been modifying, repairing, building, and racing Miatas for years, and he will guide you through how to best modify your car to suit your needs, starting with an explanation on how everything works and how the various parts will interact.
You'll not only learn what upgrades will help you reach your goals, but also how to adjust or modify what you have to make your car work at its best. From autocross to cross-country touring, the Miata can do it all. Keith Tanner tells you how to make it happen!

Author:Keith Tanner
Specs:192 pages, 28 x 21 x 1 cm / 11 x 8.25 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbooks International (USA, 2010)
Series:Workshop Manual
Book: How to Build a High-Performance Mazda Miata MX-5

How to Build a High-Performance Mazda Miata MX-5

Language: English

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Mazda, Miata MX-5 - Find it, Fix it, Tick it

Shows readers how to make the most of any Miata: what to look for in a used model and how to perform common maintenance and repairs, as well as over 15 projects to improve performance and appearance. Focusing on the engine, wheels and tires, suspension, body kits, interior, and more, the projects include full details on required parts, cost, time, tools, and skill necessary for completion. Easy-to-follow directions and clear illustrations.

Author:Keith Tanner
Specs:160 pages, 27 x 21 x 0.9 cm / 10.6 x 8.25 x 0.35 in, paperback
Illustrations:268 colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbooks International (USA, 2007)
Book: Mazda, Miata MX-5 - Find it, Fix it, Tick it

Mazda, Miata MX-5 - Find it, Fix it, Tick it

Language: English

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Mazda Miata MX-5 Performance Projects

The Mazda Miata MX-5 has been a popular car among automotive enthusiasts for more than a decade, and hardly a single one of the more than 500,000 sold has not been customized by its owner in some way.

This book provides specific how-to instructions through approximately 35 projects that include both maintenance and modification procedures. Each project is treated separately, giving readers very specific information about the commitment in time, tools, money, and talent for each project.

Keith Tanner has been racing, modifying, and writing about Miatas for two decades and currently works full-time at a performance shop that pushes the boundaries of the little sports cars. At home, his garage contains a wide variety of cars that he's built, ranging from a classic Land Rover to a 400-horsepower V8 rally Miata.

Author:Keith Tanner
Specs:112 pages, 27 x 21 x 0.6 cm / 10.6 x 8.25 x 0.24 in, paperback
Illustrations:140 colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbooks International (USA, 2003)
Series:Workshop Manual
Book: Mazda Miata MX-5 Performance Projects

Mazda Miata MX-5 Performance Projects

Language: English

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