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Tiny
VIOLET DZINOTYIWEI
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  • 2006 MAZDA 323
  • 1.3L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
Mazda cranks but wont start
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Friday, May 6th, 2022 AT 6:10 AM

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Tiny
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There are many things that can cause this so if the engine is cranking but not starting then we need to start with checking fuel and spark. Then we need to check compression. If the engine was running and then just didn't start one day with no traumatic event, then we can assume compression is okay for now.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-not-running-advanced

So, let's start with fuel. We need to check the pressure and use starter fluid in the intake and find out if the engine will start. If it does, then we need to know the pressure as you have a fuel issue.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator

The next thing if that does start the engine is to check for spark.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-for-ignition-spark

Lastly if you have fuel and spark then we need to check compression and find out where we start with this and go from there.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-engine-compression

Let's start with all this info and we can go from there.

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Saturday, May 7th, 2022 AT 7:08 AM

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