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1997 Mazda 626 2.0 for ever to start

I have a crazy problem so to make it easy here ya go.
- 15 to 30 minutes of cranking and it will start and run fine
- cylinders will flood out on intial cranking
- fuel pressure is good
-spark is great
- timinmg belt, tension are new and right on
- noticed welding done to the exuast manifold, believe the ECU might be fried because of this.
This is just really funny, because once it starts it runs like a top. But don't shut it off. Almost forgot, no stored or current codes.

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    did you check your cylinder leak down and compression?



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Would initially suggest that a compression test be performed as well as check for vacuum leak especially on the intake manifold to cylinder head.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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    Louie Role Aug 12, 2008

    forgot to mention, perform the compression test on a cold engine.



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