1995 Mazda Miata



April, 16, 2008 AT 6:46 PM

Engine Mechanical problem
1995 Mazda Miata 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 136000 miles

My car will not start, it just clicks. The radio and the lights comes on, so I don't think it's the battery. I put it in the garage for the winter for about 5 1/2 months. I didn't start the car up once in while either. Please let me know what is wrong with my miata.



1 Answer



April, 19, 2008 AT 6:47 PM

Not a mechanic- but since this is a situation I have experienced myself: Here my thoughts- The Miata has a small battery, that for some reason or another empties within four to six weeks when car is not used. It is not unusual that a battery still has some juice left and works the radio but is not able to crank up the engine. So best bet would be to jumpstart or buy charger and leave the battery on " trickle" charger during the time of low or no use, which is also much better than totally letting it run empty and then recharge quickly, which may shorten the battery life. Another thing could be of course the age of the battery. They typically last about 5 years, depending on usage.
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