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Montehammons answered my Mazda 626 starting problem .BUT I wanted to ask, when it will not start I rock it and it starts ??? Trans relay switch?

Starter relay or transmission switch?

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  • montehammons Jan 14, 2013

    Just went back and read you have replaced starter and solenoid already, and the ignition switch. Keep after it, and hope you find it.

  • montehammons Jan 15, 2013

    Could be a ground problem, too. Check battery ground, engine to frame ground, engine and computer harness ground.



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I'm back, Gary-like that commercial on tv where mechanics chase cars down the road on creepers! You have a failing connection somewhere. If you rock it and it works, don't sound like a relay-don't sound like the neutral safety switch-it really sounds like a failing starter or starter solenoid. To check, wait till it won't start, then check for power at solenoid wire when key is held in crank. If power then, suspect a bad starter or solenoid-have tested. If no power, try a new relay-starter relay. Another relay in your car may be same as the starter relay (same part number) so try swapping a different relay. Again, doesn't sound like relay, but you never know until tested. Good luck.

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