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Millenia engine starting glitch

My new (used) 2001 Millenia S did a weird thing two days in a row. Yesterday I turned the ignition key and the engine wouldn't crank. Flipping through the manual, I read that the security system will cut off the engine. I tried to undo the "security" by locking and unlocking, and after several tries I got the starter to crank, and the engine started like it's supposed to. This morning - same problem. Couldn't start the car in the morning, or several hours later. Then in the afternoon it fired right up, so I took it to the dealer without shutting off the engine. Of course, it wouldn't repeat the problem there. I wonder if anyone has had a similar issue, and knows what it might be because the starting problem seems like one of those that may be difficult to replicate in the service shop. The car is under warranty and they're keeping it overnight, but in case they don't have any clues, I'm looking for ideas here. Thanks! OF 1998 mazda millenia was running fine and just shut down. Have not been able to start since. Checked fuel and am getting gas. checked ign and did not get a spark when checking the spark to the spark plug.cahnaged the crankshaft sensor, still will not start. Any ideas. Can't find in the repair manual if there is a coil. sort of eludes that it may be built into the distributer, but not sure. everytime i think I'm close the repair manual says except millenia. HELP 1998 mazda millennia s will not turn over good battery good connections to ground happened suddenly when running just fine but just did not turn over

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It may have one or even 2 coils . Under the engine cover near the firewall . Depends on the size of your engine. your coil (s) may be the problem.

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