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2003 Mazda Protege5 Base 5dr Wagon Auto

2003 Mazda Protege5
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Front Wheel Drive, 5 Door Wagon, Compact
25 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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October 6, 2010, 5:47 am

Charlie S

Question: Problem Starting the Car (not battery)

I've put in a lot of work into this car so I know the car and have already checked the obvious starting issues. I had just driven the car around 20 miles before turning it off for just a minute to check the mail. Now when I turn the key all I get is a click. When I stand in front of the car when someone else is trying to start it I can hear that click is the starter striking the fly wheel. I'm not sure if the starter is just giving out or if I have another issue going on. Any help would be appreciated!

October 9, 2010, 12:51 am

Richard W
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I would check to make sure the battery and cables are ok. If they are you need a starter.

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October 12, 2010, 5:07 am

Charlie S

Battery and Cables are fine. I had full power running throughout the rest of the car. The car actually turned it's self over after a couple of days of sitting and I haven't had an issue with it since. Thanks for the help.

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