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When I turn the key and hold for a couple seconds it usually turns on, but not always. The car has 103,247 miles
Sounds like either a ignition switch or relay. My guess is more of the ignition switch
Posted on Jan 11, 2013
Sound like ignition switch worn out.
Posted on Jan 11, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: key won't turn in ignition
The lock cylinder in the steering column has to be changed. I have see these wear out.
To avoid having a new key combination for the ignition, when you go to the dealer and order new part, tell them that you want to have it in the same combination code as the original. You will have to loan them a copy of the key to have this done.
The last step is you will need someone who knows how to change the cylinder in the steering column. In many models of cars, this is an involved job.
Posted on Jul 12, 2008
SOURCE: Mazda 323 2002 Sting Immobilizer
Fcuk I got same problem with my Mazda 3 year 2004. Noone can help me at all !!! Even in Mazda they have no idea where is problem. For me it is at the moment only in cold weather. I cannot get throught immobilizer. After few turns it works, but not always (only when its bit warmer). I found out that if it is warmer, and I turn on ventilation for a while after it will let me go! Immobilizer starts flashing ... after few more minutes and turning key few times it will let me go !!! Please write me to email@example.com if you will know updates... I am desperate , cannot use my car in winter at all or cold weather. In summer works fine
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
I would try a flush. If its set up like my 96, and it likely is, changing the trasmission gasket and filter will be difficult. Mine has a medal plug on the bottom and takes an allen wrench, and possibly a breaker bar. If you take out this plug, drain, flush then refill via the dipstick tube and a funnel, it may help. You may need to do this a couple of times due to fluid still in the torque converter, pan, etc.
Lucas is good stuff, I would add it again when I was done. The tranny fluid should be pink, mine looked like used oil black before I flushed it.
Also, when adding the new fluid, shift slowly up and down through all of the gears to lube well and check your fluid levels after 100 miles or so, as sometimes a bubble will form and make it look full....then not after it pops.
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
It is your battery it may not be completly dead but it is too dead to run the starter. It take 300 -600 amp to run a starter and 20 amp to run a stereo
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
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