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This happened to me and it was not the battery. Apparently its something to do with the stater and it is common in Pontiac's and Mazda's. All I do when this happens is take a hammer and just tap a the starter a few times. It aligns something I guess and then my car starts!

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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If it has a immobiliser this could be at fault immobilising your engine causing it not to start or your starter could be siezed try hitting it as some one turns over the car.

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More than likely it's the battery. If you have or know someone with a volt meter check it first thing in the morning. If it's not above 12VDC then it's going to be the battery. If the battery is above 12VDC then it is very likely you have a bad connection at one of the terminals of the battery. If it turns over really good but just does not start, it could be the cap and rotor. Thats easy to replace as well, assuming your car is a bit older. If the car is not starting it's NOT the altenator since thats what charges the battery once the car gets started. Good Luck

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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