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Starts if you turn steering wheel

Sometimes the mazda 626 2000 with not start until you turn the the steering wheel left or right.

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  • cody14031 May 05, 2009

    i had the same thing happen, but i was stuck for a hour thinking it was broke,but its normal

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I will take a guess at this. You can't turn the key until you turn the steering wheel a little to the left or the right? This is usually caused by friction on the steering locking mechanism which keeps the key from turning in order to start the car. If this is not the case then you may have a bad ignition switch or cable head connecting to the switch that is not making contact until you move the steering wheel around and it makes contact allowing you to start the vehicle. Good Luck, RAC

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