99 Mazda 626 4 Cyl Auto- Occasionally it will not start right away. It will just turn over and over without starting. Battery is strong. Then, once I hear the fuel pump come on, it will start. When I do not hear the fuel pump come on and have tried to start it a few times unsuccessfully, I merely "bump" the key / ignition until the fuel pump cycles on, then it will start right up. This has worked every time so far. This started happening intermittently about 6 months ago. At first we didn't bump but just continued trying to spin it over and over and over. Sometimes it would take 20-30 minutes of trying at intervals before it would fire.
Another item: Sometimes you will turn the key and nothing - no power, no clicking, nothing - then turn the key off completely and then try again and all is normal - this may be unrelated as they usually do not happen together but started during the same time period.
Thanks for any help.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 AT 4:57 AM