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Flashing light and quit, won't start. Not flooded. I was

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Flashing light and quit, won't start. Not flooded.
JA: Just to clarify, can you tell me which light it is? And does it blink first, then stay on steady?
Customer: I was driving, warning light was flashing, I pulled over and it quit. Won't start, but not flooded. Acts like fuel.
JA: What is the model/year of your Mazda?
Customer: 2007 rx8
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Swapped fuel relay.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Just had oil changed at mazda last night and air conditioner service
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 2 months ago.

Hi, welcome to Just Answer. I’m Ron and I’ll be helping you
Before we get started though, Please understand that I don't know
your skill level or tools you have to assist us. Also understand that
I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle either, so patience is
appreciated. JA is a great Q/A site, but it does NOT replace a
repair shop.
My goal is to make you happy and get a great rating in return for
my time. Sometimes I have to give you bad news that I know you
didn’t want to hear, so please don’t shoot the messenger.

Okay, with the flashing light, it sounds like you lost spark, possibly due to a bad CRANK sensor. First check for spark at the plugs with a spark tester. If that's good, then check fuel pressure with a gauge. keep me posted please.

Thanks, Ron

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