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What happens if u don't turn the key to the on position 3 times before trying to start a 1999 Mazda mallinia after replacing a fuel filter

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The purpose of turning the key on three times is to allow the fuel pump to to pressurize the fuel line and fill the filter.
If you just try to start the car the first few seconds will be spent filling the lines and filter. And if the car does not start after several seconds many cars will shut down the pump until the key is cycled again.

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