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Mazda 626 i am turning key nothing happening , checked starter, earth, lights coming on on dash, clock fades when turning key.

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Alternately...if you are comfortable with doing this...You will need a dense metal object that you can get at the starter with, locate the starter, apply the dense metal object liberally for a few good whacks, then try to start the engine, sometimes the solenoid will seize, this method will dislodge the mechanism and allow for a good start, however is a temp fix, you will still need to replace the starter. worked wonders on my old chevy and my 95 mazda

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It is possible that your starter motor is stuck. First of all you can place your vehicle in the 2nd gear and push to disengage the starter if it had the bendex stuck. there after try to start. If not you will need to remove the starter motor. carefully do remove and place it on a table . clean off all dirt, then open the motor carefully. you can even test the motor with a heavy power cord and the battery but please be very careful to hold or use a good vice grip to hold since the intial torque can make it slip from your hand. thereafter check the brushes and the bush / bearings. if damaged or wobbly change / replace. Now you can reset the starter motor and test.
I am sure it will work. Good day

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    Please use a 12 volt lamp , one side of the connection which is connected to ground and the other side must be used to check if the voltage appears on your starter motor as the bulb will light up. Now make sure your battery is good enough with charge or else it becomes another matter , check your charging current when the engine revs up.. If the battery is fine then your motor is not engaging , the brushes are bad, the solenoid is faulty or the bendex is struck. Check this out and hope it help. Good day



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