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1994 Mazda B2300 Question: Engine is hard to start

 

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jaunalso, Gastonia, NC, July 20, 2009, 11:39
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The engine won't start sometimes. The motor turns over very fast but won't crank. This happens more often if it is turned off and tried to crank up to 5 minutes afret being turned off.

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  • Answer #1

    July 20, 2009, 20:07
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    Hi, there are couple possible causes. It could be crank sensor, cam sensor, ignition coil, ignition switch. All these components should be tested before starting replacing one by one. You would need a scan tool to see the data to find out more accurately which one is the cause.
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  • Answer #2

    July 20, 2009, 20:15
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    This should work.

    If I understand you correctly, Your telling me... if the vehicle sits longer than 5 min it doesn't want to restart?

    1. Remove key and count to 10 slowly.
    2. Turn the key forward until all the dash lights come on but don't crank it. Once the dash lights come on... Count to 3 Slowly. Then turn it farther and try to start it.

    Alternative method if the above does not work.
    1.Remove key and count to 10 slowly.
    2. Turn key all the way to "start" engine then "release" meaning let go of it. They key should spring back to the run position. Let go of the key immediately after the starter engages and starts to crank or spin the motor.
    3. Repeat step 2.
    4. Try to start engine.

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  • Answer #3

    February 15, 2010, 11:48
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    i had the same problem with my 95 b2300. turn over the key and listen for the fuel pump. if it doesnt turn on then the fuel power relay is bad. i paid $6 for it at checker. now it starts and rruns fine

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