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Crankshaft Movement Hi, I recently took my Mazda MX5 Automatic Roadster to my local garage to have the Cam Belt changed. The mechanic noticed that there was a quarter to half an inch movement from front to back on the Crankshaft. I have had the car 2 years in April and have not experienced any problems driving it. My mechanic is not sure why there is this movement or if it is a problem. I need advice on whether the movement should be there and if not should I have it corrected. Has anyone else experienced a problem like this. I would welcome any advice.

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Hope ya found out by now..however...ther was a problem in the past of a few that did that and they would eventually destruck the whole engine..miata put out a bulletin about it..it was on a few with certain vin numbers..they would replace the whole engine for no cost if yours was one of these, but i belive they were all supposed to be 1999 year model that this happened ...do a search on mazda camshaft problems and you can probably find the bulletin..it was the no 4 bearing or something if i remember right ....

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