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1999 mx-5 mazda miata- turns over but will not start. fuel pump, fuse not the problem

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  • kurt woods
    kurt woods Oct 26, 2008

    2000 MX-5 turns over but will not start. I hear the fuel pump , the fuel pump is good. Will not turn over when starter fuild was sprayed into the intake.



    I did run the car to near empty fuel tank before this problem. It took serval attempts to start the car foe 2 day then would not start at all on the third. will change fuel filter , and check for spark next.

  • shaunderby Nov 09, 2008

    engine will crank, starter, battery good. checked plugs, plenty of spark. something wrong with fuel delivery; changed fuel filter, not sure how to check pump pressure, is there a valve somewhere? checked fuel injection fuse, not blown. not sure where problem is? any recommendations! My Miata is a 99'

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Check your diagnostics in case they can reveal something...

If you're driving an American model WITH a check engine light on the dash, put a paper clip between terminal 10 and GND in your diagnostic box (right side of the engine bay near the air intake - has a big DIAGNOSTIC written on it). Then hop into your car, turn the key to ON (but don't start the engine). The light should go on steady - then off for 4 seconds. After this any diagnostic codes will be displayed. Long flashes are for the first digit in a two digit code - short flashes are the second digit. There will be a 4 second pause between each code AND the codes will repeat. If you get codes, record them and post them and I'll see what I can suggest.

Otherwise, check your spark plugs and wires - replace them if necessary - check the coil packs and the connections thoroughly. Poor or no ignition is most likely your problem.

Also check your air intake, filter and check and clean your throttle body.

I'm betting you'll find an issue in the ignition system though.

Hope this helps,
Sherwin

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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