The car will just crank and crank but not turn over. Doesn't matter hot or cold weather. After the initial crank, if I wait 3 or 4 seconds, then it will start immediately on the 2nd attempt. If I recrank immediately (before waiting 3 seconds), it won't start the 2nd time either. Sometimes, if I crank the first time continuously for about 5 seconds, it will work, but just barely. Any ideas?
Car does not start on first try. Wait a couple seconds and starts on 2nd try. on 2004 Mazda Mazda3
by wfp in Castro Valley, CA on April 10, 2013
ANSWER by goodguy , April 10, 2013
scan test for codes and check your fuel pressure when trying to start it
ANSWER by Hal... , April 10, 2013
Sounds like fuel pressure or maybe a leaking injector. Bring it by Dublin Auto Repair and they can hook a gauge up to her to determine what's going on.
ANSWER by wenyan , April 24, 2013
Maybe the car has fuel in it