Question about Mazda MAZDA5
These cars have a big problem with the gear selector cable getting stretched. try starting car in netral instead of park. if it starts then it is the cable and I would just continue starting in nuteral instead of replacing cable.
Posted on Nov 22, 2013
Does the engine crank over and not start?
Posted on Nov 22, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The flashing key-inside-a-car means the anti-theft system is working properly. On page 84 of the 2009 Prius owners manual, the explanation indicates that a flashing key-inside-a-car is normal, and is desired. It should extinguish when the automobile is operating. It may be distracting, but it's a good thing!!
mlangner in Albuquerque, NM
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
Interesting problem.. since not US spec. Is there a 'remote keyless (fob)' programmed for this vehicle? That's the only way to DE-arm the immobilizer (anti-theft) feature (based on US specs). Unless you have this key fob (keyless entry remote... which must also be programmed for this vehicle), the only other way is wait 5 minutes with the existing key in the ignition, then it should start (US specs). You will still need to have an 'ACTIVE' keyless remote programmed for this vehicle... otherwise, you'll continue to run into this problem.
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
I had a similar problem w/ my 94 Pathfinder. The problem was a cheap security system that was offered in that year model and the wiring between the ignition and the starter was run through this system. The dealership was able to by pass the security system and this fixed the problem. For years other mechanics told me it was the starter but I knew it was something else.
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
Check the cable connections at the battery and the starter for corrosion.
You may want to use a volt meter ( DC Volts ) for a more accurate reading.
Put the black lead on the battery NEG.,next ( with the meter on ) touch the POS. post/bolt with the red lead and see if you have atleast 11.0 volts, if so, try to bare a bit of the rubber insulation at the battery end and recheck with the red lead. Sometimes the solder weakens which causes a loss of voltage/current.
If reading is still close to or above 11.0 volts, next touch the red lead to the large post on the starter and see what the reading is,if this is still above the 11.0 volts,,,, check the fusable links located near the starter, you must have the same reading on both sides of the fuse ( round black plastic ).
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
hi, try disconecting the battery for a couple of hours and try again but make sure you have your stereo code. if this does not work your key fob may be out cync with your ecu and will require reprograming it is easy on x type , you can do it your self ,you can find the instructions in jag forums or ebay for 1.99
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
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