Question about 1995 Mazda 626
I have a 1995 Mazda 626, right now the vehicle will not start and I believe it's because of corrosion on the pos cable. I would like to change the entire cable, but I don't know how to get to the starter.
On the same but separate issue, when I turn my key all the car does is make a click sound. The power accesories work fine, but the car will not turn over. I put a new battery in the car a few days ago and it worked for about 2 cranks. I tried to jump it but nothing happened, the tow truck guy came buy and used a jumper machine and it started right up. We turned off the car and turned the key again and it just clicked. He put the machine again and it started just fine. He said the battery is the problem, but before I go and invest in a new battery I want to be sure. Does this sound like a simple battery problem?
Yes, it could be as simple as a bad battery. But it could also be a bad wire from the battery to the starter or bad wire from the fuse block to the starter. Based on your information, I'd say the battery you have now is either junk or just doesn't have enuf amperage to turn the starter over. Perhaps you just needed to put the NEW battery you bought on charge for a day before you installed it. Batteries sit on the shelf for a long time sometimes before they get sold and lose some of their charge. When you buy a battery at a garage, you should always MAKE them load test the battery before you pay for it. That way you'll know EXACTLY how much charge is on it. Don't just expect to install the new battery and think the car will start right up. This is a huge mistake. If they tell u they have to charge it first, just tell them to load test it ONLY and make them let u watch. If they won't do either of those things....go to another garage. That being said, they'll probably not have a problem with u physically seeing the condition of the battery. It's much easier (and smarter) for them to keep ur business and sell u a battery than to shuffle u off and let someone else make $$. Good luck to you.
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