Question about 2007 Mazda 3 1.6
Brand New Battery. (took and tested it at Canadian tire, output of 700) Started my car one morning drove 6 mins to a friends, parked it, wouldnt start again. Tried jumping it with her mazda and wouldnt work. Jumped it with CAA and worked drove to work (20 min drive) wouldnt start after work. Let it sit for a few days, unplugged the battery 2 days. Rehooked the battery up and it started no problem. Started 3 or 4 that evening and then again in the morning, drove to work in the am and then wouldnt start in the evening. Any ideas??
Sounds like you have a failing ecu. the capacitors in the ecu are worn out. there has been a lot of problems with the ecu on mazda's over the years, only take one out put overload from the alternator and the ecu starts playing up. no codes come up as it don't code its self. having the battery off is like a reset.
Posted on Mar 20, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
2 words, charging system. Doesn't mean go straight for the alternator though. Check your belts or tensioner pulley if you have serpentine belt. There are normally three diodes in the alternator, when 2 of 3 go out then you lose your charging capabilities and can only run until battery dies (6 miles sounds about right). Hope this helps
Posted on Sep 27, 2010
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