Question about 2002 Mazda 626
Not enough information. Is your car a 2.0 or 2.5? Sounds like perhaps a bad fuel pump. To rule that out, try these steps. You will need a can of starting fluid and a screwdriver.
1: Locate the air filter.
2: Follow the plastic/rubber part that connects to the engine. It should be black and usually has "ruffles"in it.
3: Unscrew the clamp and pull the rubber part away from the engine. Inside you should see a plate that you can push open with the same screwdriver you used to gain access to this part.
4: Push open the plate (leave the screwdriver in it to keep it open), then spray the starting fluid into the hole. Spray for about three to five seconds.
5: Turn the key. The car should start, then turn off after the engine burns up the starting fluid you just sprayed in it. If the car starts, you probably need to replace the fuel pump, fuel filter, or both. Sometimes you can hear the fuel pump activate from the drivers seat. If not, have someone do this while you are lying down with you head (ear) near the gas tank: turn the key to the on position, but do not turn the engine over. You should hear the fuel pump turning on. If you don't, replace the fuel pump. Its in the gas tank.
6: Post back to let us know if it was the fuel pump or not. There are a few more steps/bad parts to consider if your fuel pump/filter are working.
Posted on Oct 21, 2013
Make sure you are getting fuel to the engine. Your fuel pump (usually in the gas tank) may be bad. If it is getting fuel, then likely it has an ignition problem (no spark).
Posted on Oct 21, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like a similar problem I had. I had a bad battery. Jumping the car and charger did not help. All instruments work as I am guessing the battery had enough juice to light those but not enough to start car. Either bad battery or alternator. I changed out the battery and everything was fine. If you have an aftermarket stereo or amp, make sure they are setup right. The amp may be drawing power even if radio and car is off which may attribute to low start power (including above suggestions).
Posted on Jul 31, 2008
Why was this suggested? Did water get in it or another substance? If it's just been sitting in a safe place and it runs fine u should be ok. Go get some gas treatment and put it in there.
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
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