99 mazda 626 acting like it's not getting gas, turns over but won't start

freckles55freckles55 Member Posts: 2
edited December 2016 in Mazda
Driving down the highway and noticed car was slowing down and wouldn't accelerate. Pulled over and shut car off. then tried to start it and it wouldn't start. Car turns over but not starting.


  • freckles55freckles55 Member Posts: 2
    4 door sedan
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    So you've either lost fuel, ignition or injector pulse.

    You can test for fuel initially by squirting some starting fluid into the air cleaner (don't overdo it)

    If the car starts momentarily, then you have a fuel delivery problem---fuel pump, fuel filter, fuel pressure regulator, no signal to fuel pump, etc

    If it doesn't start with the fluid, then buy yourself a simple spark tester and follow directions.

    If no spark, then pull codes on the car and see what's been recorded.

    If you have fuel and you have good spark, then buy yourself a NOID light and test for injector pulse (again after pulling codes).

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