1996 Mazda Miata Drivetrain Repair & Service

What Does the Drivetrain Do In Your 1996 Mazda Miata

Your Miata’s drivetrain has a very important job. It transmits power from the engine to the wheels. It runs the full length of your Mazda, from the axles to the transmission. It's one of the most complex systems in your Miata and is made up of everything after the engine transmission: differentials, driveshafts, joints, axles, and wheels. Care for your 1996 Mazda Miata to maintain its performance power. You can minimize repairs by following Mazda's recommendations for checking and changing differential fluids, and lubricating bearings and gears.

When to Get Mazda Miata Drivetrain Repairs

Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are quite different, so you don't want to go to just anyone for drivetrain repair. You want to go to Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can fix many 1996 Mazda Miata drivetrain components including the driveshaft, CV axles, and CV joints. Your Miata might need driveshaft repair if you notice resistance when turning, heavy vibrations in your floorboards, clunks when shifting, or vibration as your vehicle accelerates. It’s difficult to nail down a timeline for drivetrain repair. There’s no expiration date on the system’s pieces and parts. A lot depends on your driving style and climate. That’s one reason it’s a wise idea to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign your Mazda Miata doesn’t drive like it used to.

You might be wondering: how much will it cost to fix the drivetrain in your 1996 Mazda Miata? Minor differential repairs, like gasket or seal replacement, can lean toward being more affordable. But bigger repairs, like gear or bearing replacement, can sometimes be more expensive since they’re more labor intensive.

Mazda Miata Drivetrain Q&A

When you have drivetrain problems, you have driving problems. Check out our top 1996 Mazda Miata drivetrain Q&A below, and visit your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care with any drivetrain concerns.

  • Can Mazda service save me money? Yes. Servicing the drivetrain system can help you avoid more significant repairs. A bad drivetrain can put more stress on other vehicle components.
  • What are signs my Mazda drivetrain is damaged? Your Mazda Miata drivetrain might be damaged if you notice strange noises from the rear of your vehicle, see fluid leaking, or have issues turning.
  • How often should I come in for Mazda Miata differential service? Double check your owner’s manual and talk with a technician. Differential service frequency varies from car to car. At a minimum, we recommend getting your differential inspected and the differential fluid changed as a part of your regular vehicle maintenance routine since your vehicle cannot function without a differential.

1996 Mazda Miata Repair

Nothing lasts forever. Even your Mazda Miata's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 1996 Mazda Miata repairs.

Schedule Mazda Miata Drivetrain Service

Maintain your drivetrain to help maintain vehicle power. Our technicians are trained to perform 1996 Mazda Miata drivetrain services. Schedule your appointment today.