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Mazda 626 (1996) won't start

We let teh gas get low; the fuel light came on. The next morning, when we went to start the car, it wouldn't start. The battery is working, as is the starter. The plugs are good.
We've tried the troubleshooting of using a starter fluid. Also, we followed the books suggestion of holding the accelerator while we start it. Nothing is working.

The car is a manual transmission with a fuel injector. Thank you!

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  • 1toomany Jan 10, 2009

    No, the engine did not start with the starter fluid. It almost started, but it just didn't catch. Thanks!

  • work4it1 May 11, 2010

    does the car start when you spray starting fluid in the intake ?



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