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1995 Mazda Van • 4 cylinder FWD Automatic •

My car will not crank. Lights, starter and battery are good what could be the problem?
also the car will not turnover it only clicks sometimes when I turn the key, whats wrong?
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Allprohotrod
January 8, 2011.




Possible causes are : 1. Battery is bad or has poor cable connections. Try a jump start to see if it works.
2. Bad starter or connections. Give the starter some knocks and test if it works. Disconnect the soleanoid wire and use a remote wire to apply battery voltage to the terminal to test if starter works.
3. Bad ignition switch.

Which model van do you have and the engine capacity?
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KHLow2008
Jan 13, 2011.
Another possibility, if starter motor or earth/wiring/solenoid all OK.
Timing belt may be broken, valves fouling piston(s) preventing motor
from turning. Remove tappet cover and try to turn motor backwards
while observing camshaft/valves. Non movement will be self explanatory.

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Ozzbo
Dec 9, 2012.

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