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Re: Mazda RX8 starting problem
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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Check for voltage at the battery with the engine running. If you have around or more than 14 volts than the alternator is working. If the vehicle starts with a jump and continues to run without starting than the alternator is doing its job.
You likely need a new battery. Most auto parts store will check it for free. If the battery is bad replacing it sooner rather than later will be the best choice.
the battery is low on power. the lights will still light for a bit longer but your engine needs more cranking amps to turn it over. The clicking sound is your starter without enough power. Have someone help you jump the car. or if you have a manual transmission, get the car moving 5mph+ somehow (push or hill) and pop the clutch out with the keys in the ignition in the "on" position. your car will start right up. if your car regularly needs jumped you probably have a bad battery. if your car looses power while driving you have a bad alternator.
You say he removed the fuel pump fuse? Do you mean he changed the fuse? The fuel pump can't work without the fuse. Perhaps the fuse is blowing and causing the engine to stall and not restart. Find the fuel pump relay and swap it with another relay of the same type. Make sure the fuel pump fuse is good. If the engine starts, drive it around close to home until you think it's had time to stall out again. If it down'nt stall this time then the relay is bad and needs to be replaced.
did you manage to fix this problem as i'm having the same problems. the car had a flat battery so tried jump starting it but no luck, replaced battery but can only get headlights/windscreen wipers/passenger window and hazards to work. car won't start and alot of the interior controls are dead, i've checked fuses (replaced 2)
I was driving my rx8 earlier, and it just cut out, its never done it before, i tryed jump starting it but nothing happened. the battery isnt dead because the radio is still working, could it be the spark plugs ? could that stop the car from starting?
you have a big issue the cyclinder is firing due to a timing issue. You will need to check if the timing belt, the ignition system is aligned to accurate settings. use a strobe to check for timing result according to the manufacturers setting.Or else you will need to check for defects in valve/cam settings.
same thing happen to my truck when i needed to jump start it what i did was take of the negative put the key in the ignition dont turn in on all the way just so the power will be on when you connect the negative back on
I WOULD GUESS IF YOUR STARER IS KICKING IN AND THE DOESN,T START IT WILL BE YOUR TIMING BELT MAY HAVE JUMPED OR BROKE . IF THE CAR DOES THIS IT SOMETIMES WILL RUN BUT WILL SOUND LIKE IT IS GOING TO FALL APART OTHER TIMES IT JUST WON,T START. YOU CAN PULL A SPARK PLUG AND TEST IT TO SEE IF THERE IS SPARK BY REMOVING AND SLOWLY TURNING IT OVER