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2006 Mazda MAZDA6 Grand Sport i 4dr Sedan Auto

2006 Mazda MAZDA6
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Midsize
24 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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October 10, 2012, 12:14 pm

Brandon F
 

Question: Car doesn't start sometimes.

Sometimes when I turn the key to my car nothing at all happens. There are no clicks or anything. Other times my car starts up right away with you problem what so ever. Could this be because of a bad starter or a loose wire on the starter or is my clutch just not engaging when I try?


October 18, 2012, 2:14 pm

Elizabeth K
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You have just suggested 3 excellent possibilities. In order to know which problem is causing your intermittent starter circuit problem, you'll need to test them--but you have to catch them when they're not working to make sure you've got the right one. Here's an article to walk through the steps, but intermittents are often to fix until they become more consistent:
http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-engine-will-not-crank-over


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