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1991 Mazda 626

cla3411cla3411 Posts: 5
edited October 2015 in Mazda
Have a 1991 Mazda 626 that runs great. Don't drive in summer due to no A/C, but start and run every two days. did drive it about 20 miles a couple weeks ago. Drove it about six miles this evening and shut it off, when I got back in a few minutes later it was completely dead. No noise or sound at all when turning key. What could this be?

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  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    How old is the battery? Lots of auto parts stores will load test them for free. Could just need a long trickle charge I suppose - doesn't sound like you've driven enough lately to recharge it.
  • Not a battery problem, just replaced in June.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,248
    Still could be a battery or charging system problem...or loose or corroded battery cables.

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  • I got it started shortly ago and got it home. All I did was take out the engine fuse under the hood and put it back in and beat on the coil.......and it started. I have no idea what I did, but it worked. Something must be loose somewhere.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,248
    I don't see how one fuse could cut off an entire electrical system to a car but then I don't have a 1991 Mazda 626 in front of me, so......hey, whatever works!

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  • I have no idea what fixed it.......just glad it started. may run it to mechanic to have him take a look at. The battery and everything having to do with the battery is fine, but something must be loose somewhere.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Could be one of the "other ends" of battery cables. Dunno, older cars often wind up with poor grounds, just from the passage of time.
  • I thought about that. When I had the hood up, I did move one of the cables and after that it started.
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