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Offline Agentmatt

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HELP!!! Car Not Starting Right
« on: December 31, 2018, 10:12:33 am »
Only just recently started happening, but is becoming more frequent. 

Go to start car and nothing happens.  I get all the normal dash lights, but no sounds, no warning lights or beeps. 

Turn car off and then back on again.  Some times it will start, other times I get a horrible sounds just like if you are trying to start the engine again when it's already started.  (hope that makes sense).

When engine does start.  Sounds & runs fine.  no problem. 

Could this be the starter motor, fuel filter or something else? 

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Re: HELP!!! Car Not Starting Right
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 11:20:25 am »
Yes it could be the starter motor.

The fuel filter needs replacing every thing service and checking for water at every service. I replace at every second service. I do not think this can cause any noise as the engine runs fine when it runs.

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Re: HELP!!! Car Not Starting Right
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 06:53:13 pm »
I recently had the same problem with my previous Mazda 6. It was unitially diagnosed as a dodgy battery. However turned out to be the negative lead on the battery creating intermittent earthing problems.

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Re: HELP!!! Car Not Starting Right
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2018, 07:56:28 pm »
Is it a clicking sound ?   If so it is more than likely to be your battery on the way out.   The clicking sounds are the relays trying to close to enable starting.
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