Question about 2002 Mazda Tribute
Hi, if there is no clicking at all, the problem is usually the safety interlock or the starter relay. First, check the 40 amp crank/start fuse to make sure the power is available. Then try starting in neutral or put your foot on the brake and shift thru the gears while holding the key to start. If the interlock is maladjusted, the engine should crank. If this doesn't work, pull out the styarter relay and probe the relay socket with a 12 volt test light. Connect the test light clip to engine ground and probe the socket. There should be one hot terminal with the ignition off (from the start/crank fuse) and 2 hot terminals with the key turned to start (from ignition switch). Next, move the test light clip to battery positive and probe the socket again. With the key turned to start, there should be one terminal that lights the light brightly (interlock signal) and one that lights it dimly (starter solenoid). The outcome of these tests will point to the problem. Please let me know the outcome of these tests if you have not solved the problem by the point of finishing them.
Posted on Apr 01, 2011
Under the hood check the black main fuse and relay panel,lift the cover off, check the starter relay ,make sure it's plugged in good,remove it and replace it to insure it's making connection. turn your headlights on and then while the headlights are on,turn key switch to start,do the headlights dim? if not,then the starters not drawing current,which makes the starter turn. so check for a bad starter.but before you replace the starter,shift the shifter lever back and forth to drive and to park,any loose shifting? if so,check linkage to the transmission for loose cable linkage. thank you for choosing fixya.com
Posted on Apr 01, 2011
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