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When i turn the ignition key nothing happens only the fuel

Customer Question

when i turn the ignition key nothing happens only the fuel pump keeps pumping
JA: Is the car in "Park" or "Neutral?" Do you know if your car has a "wheel lock" feature?
Customer: its in park
JA: What is the model/year of your Mazda?
Customer: 2001 mazda tribute
JA: Are you fixing your Tribute yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: tapping the starter motor solinude and checked the main fuse
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: just what to do to fix
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 5 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner till early morning.

Do you have a volt meter or test light?

Is the theft light flashing rapid with the key on?

Which engine?

Will it crank in neutral?

So far a missing input to the starter relay, faulty relay, wiring or starter is to blame.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
the theft light dosnt flash when i turn the key to try to start
2001 3litre v6 motor 128k
i used my car on saturday but left the gps plugged in to the cigarette lighter slot for the last 2 days
never had any problems before today
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 4 months ago.

Do you have a test light or volt meter so we can test the inputs to the starter relay?

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 4 months ago.

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Thanks Chris