Question about 1985 Mazda RX-7
I have an 85' rx7 GS and one day I drove it for about 30 mins then shut it down and everything was working fine. Then about 5 hours later I went to start it, I turned the key and all the lights came on and it turned over for a couple of seconds then made a loud cranking sound then wouldnt turn over at all, i tried a new battery and push starting it but still nothing, so I'm guessing its the starter but not sure and I have never changed a starter before so I have no idea what i'm doing so any info would help, thanks.
Before I replace the starter I would touch/feel, making sure its tightly mounted and the electrical wiring is also tight. Then disconnect the battery (-) cable and remove the starter, not that hard. Take the starter to Autozone and get it tested for FREE. Then if you need a starter you can buy one there and put it back on in the reverse order as removed.
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