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Mazda RX8 starting problem

My Mazda RX8 won't start without a jump. It just makes a clicking sound or nothing. The lights seem to work.

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Check that your battery is fully charged. If it does not sustain a charge , replace it. Clean the cables and battery posts with baking soda and water mixture. About 1/4 cup to a pint. If it still does not turn with a fully chared battery, it is probably the starter that is bad. It will have to be replaced. One click usually means the starter is bad. Several clicks usually means the battery is bad.

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