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My 2004 Mazda 6 will jumpstart, but won't start with the key.

I just bought a 2004 used Mazda 6. It is the 3.0 L, manual transmission V6. I drove it without flaw for a day and on the second day I brought it in to a certified proffesional stereo installer and he ran a power wire from the battery to the trunk and added on an amp and sub. He patched into the existing sub that was already there so he basically didn't even have to tamper with the 6 disc cd changer that was in it or remove anything that may cause any major electrical problems. I'm assumming there may be more he had to do but I am not an installer so I am just giving you the info that I can remember him stating. At the end of the install the car would not start. He checked all fuses and relays and it didn't seem to be anything electrical...So we decided to try to jump start the car. We did so and it started without problem. All electrical functions are working properly, all lights, all dash functions, heater, A/C etc. Would this be a good sign that possibly it was just the luck of the draw and the started had died? The car will jumpstart without a problem and the battery was also tested and passed with flying colors...So what else could it be? We are thinking the starter...Can you please help?

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I was browsing unsolved problems. If you still have the problem, I'll try to help you. But it's going to be awhile trying to communicate back and forth. First...Check the engine for spark. Take off a plug wire and stick a screw driver in the wire end and place the metal part of the screw driver next to something on the van that's metal. Have someone crank it over for just a second or two and see if a small spark jumps from the screw driver to the metal part. I'll check back for your answer.

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