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2004 Mazda Mazda3 Question: Car does not start on first try. Wait a couple seconds and starts on 2nd try.

 

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wfp, Castro Valley, CA, April 10, 2013, 16:46
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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?

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    goodguy April 10, 2013, 17:17
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    scan test for codes and check your fuel pressure when trying to start it

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    Hal... (see my shops), April 10, 2013, 18:42
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    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.

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    wenyan April 24, 2013, 00:28
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    Maybe the car has fuel in it

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