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My name is ***** ***** and my mazda 6 won't start but it

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Customer: my name is ***** ***** and my mazda 6 won't start but it will crank
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: my car was driving fine but once i parked and tried starting after couple of hours it won't start
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 11 months ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today.

Have you checked anything yet? Also do you have a scan tool to check for codes?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
i tried cleaning throttle body intake and i got someone to start the car while i was spraying the cleaner in to the throttle body. It would start but die right away.
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 11 months ago.

Is the security light flashing while cranking?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
no
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 11 months ago.

What year is it?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
2007
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 11 months ago.

And is it a 4 or 6 cylinder engine??

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
gs 4
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 11 months ago.

Did you get gas in it recently?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
drove for couple of day after putting gas.
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 11 months ago.

I would suspect either a failed cam position sensor or fuel pump. You need to check either the injector pulse or fuel pressure to narrow down which one it would be.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
it died in the parking lot and sat there overnight and next day i added some oil to it because it was low. It started and i drovei it home and parked it. I started couple hours later on the same day and it started again. But i tried starting couple hours later on the same day and it didn't start.
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 11 months ago.

It sounds like the fuel pump went out but you need to check the fuel pressure to confirm that and then when you drop the tank verify the pump has power and ground to it before replacing it.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
k, let me check and i'll let you know.
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 11 months ago.

Alright. I will be standing by. Just reply to the same question to carry on if needed. It will stay open for follow ups even after you rate my service.

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