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2004 Mazda 3 won't start

We have two of the hatch backs with manual transmission. In both of them, occasionally you turn the key to start it and nothing happens. No sound at all. Take the key out and insert again and it starts fine and then runs like there is no problem. We thought it might be battery, which tested low once but does not behave like its low. Anyone know why this is?

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  • scalto1 May 12, 2009

    I haven't checked this but actually think that it fits perfectly with the problem and solution we have found. The only thing is that my daughter, who owns one of these, says that the battery has 'tested low' twice after this has happened. I don't have any more details. They have replaced the battery twice because of this. Could the problem with the ignition and the problem starting be linked? Is the battery a problem with this model?

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Have the safety switch check on the clutch pedal, i had a 96 mazda that did alot like you say, wasnt in the key at all just the safty switch on the pedal

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