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1997 Mazda Protege periodic no start problem

Turn ignition key and nothing happens periodically. Other times the car will start right up. When does fail to start and check for dome light with door open and it is off. Also the auto lock for the doors will not lock all 4 doors; and same if try from door lock mechanism outside door. Also note thar when problem occurs and then all of a sudden the car will start the radio presets are lost. obviously not the battery or starter motor. Would you believe it to be the ignition switch, starter relay/neutral safety switch or the ECU? Any help appreciated

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It indicates a loose battery terminals.

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SOURCE: Door won't lock and alarm keeps sounding

It's always a good Idea to check fuses first, as that is the easiest thing to fix.  I would suspect if its not a fuse it may be the door open sensor, if you open the door there should be a device in the door frame of the car where the door connects to the car door hinges.  If you push that sensor in with your finger it should turn off the interior lights.  It may be wiring to that sensor, or the sensor itself, also the sensor may have worn out to the point where it does not push in enough to activate the switch anymore.  good luck.

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Take some "electoclean" spray and hose down the key slot ( 4 bursts). Then spray the key and insert to work it around. My car did the same thing and it clears the beeping noise and allows the security system to engage.

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SOURCE: 1997 Mazda Protege LX 1.5

replace the fuses and check all the wire connections unter the dash by the pedals and under the hood if that doesnt work get your computer checked

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check your owners manual, i know my car would do such a similar thing all i done was look in the manual and it told me how to disable the autolock feature. if you disable this you will still have use of your keyless entry but it sould diable the auto locking. hope this helps

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SOURCE: starter clicks but does not turn over

typically, this is indicative of a worn out starter. inside the starter there is a coil that pushes the drive gear into the flywheel (this is what makes the click) and then there is a motor that turns the drive gear. The armature bushings of the motor are likely worn, and having difficulty making continuity. (sometimes lightly tapping the back end of the starter with a hammer will get it to work). ultimately, the starter has to be replaced. best of luck

Posted on May 14, 2009

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