Car Problem Reports

Mazda 626 Crank but No Start Condition

Mazda 626 Problem
36 Reports
Me Too

Model Years Affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Engines Affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L V6

Average Mileage: 112,428 mi (11,000 mi - 220,000 mi)


If the engine cranks but does not start, it may be caused by a tripped inertia switch. Switch the key to "ON" and the fuel pump should be heard running for a second or two. Listen at the gas filler if necessary. If you do not hear the pump the inertia switch should be reset, it will "click" when it is reset.

  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 151,000 mi

    engine cranck but won't start. I can not find inertia switch

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 161,000 mi

    replaced battery and hauled in on rollback lights blink and horn blows cranks over but will not start. acts as though the security system is shutting it down.

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 13,888 mi

    Wouldn't start after a 20 minute drive. Thirty minutes later, it started fine. Drove it to repair garage where it sat overnight. Garage staff reports it ahas started fien everytime they've looked at it. They ran tests on fuel pump, checked filter, still starting fine. I hate problems like this.,

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 2.5L V6

    crank but no start condition

    Flag This
  • philipe, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder

    no power supply to the fuel pump

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder

    same cranks but no start. sometimes you wait 10 to 30 minutes an starts sometimes overnight 2nd to last time was 3 days then started. Now has been many more days than that. Have spark plugs are wet after cranking. replaced both fuses in panel under hood. There is no inertia switch on Mazds? Now a person said that there is a 2x2 black box under steering wheel that is a relay and he replaced that and there was not another starting issue for about a year, then it did it again and his daughter replaced that box and it started right up. What and where exactly is this mysterious relay under steering wheel? Will be watching and thanks


    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 124,000 mi

    came here looking for help. Car was running in town, and started to lose power, then stopped. Try to start, and it cranks but doesn't catch.

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 11,000 mi

    change safety lock put it all back together started up fine drove it for 2 miles sit for 2 hoursand now it wants to do is crank and that's all

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 200,000 mi

    Gas will not go thru the regulator

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 2.5L V6, 138,000 mi

    Car cranks but won't start. Recently had water pump and timing belt replaced. Check engine light came on and code came back as throttle positioning sensor was bad. Did not replace yet, but now car won't start.

    Flag This
+ See more reports
Ask a Question