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Wont start My car started dying at red lights. I would have to keep one foot on the gas pedal to keep the RPM's high enough to not die. Now it won't start at all. I had a new engine put in it about 6 mo. ago. Help

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  • mzda3forme Sep 07, 2008

    i had the same problem( dieing engine) in my case it was one broken wire on a set of five in a row, on the air intake pipe, i belive it was a mass air sencore,

  • ktulou Nov 09, 2008

    We are having the same problem with our 2005 Mazda 3. The car will start again after it dies, but it is not normal. We just had the clutch replaced. Not sure if the problem is related, but when we fill up the gas tank, the car won't start easily. We have to rev the gas a lot to get the car to start. After the initial fill, the car starts fine.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Idling very rough Tom's go to high and drop to low! Car wants to die

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When you turn the key to the ON position you should hear your electric fuel pump come on (a quiet hissing noise) if you dont hear this noise your fuel pump has gone out, if you do hear the noise you might want to check your fuel filter it could be clogged and starving the engine of fuel

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