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Ironmike, ASE Master Tech, L1
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my mazda rx8 wont crank with the key

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my mazda rx8 wont crank with the key
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Ironmike replied 7 years ago.
what fuse was blown and what is the battery voltage?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
got the car from the action today hit on the right front put key in to start wont crank power windows wasent working change fuse got it to work still wont crank
Expert:  Ironmike replied 7 years ago.
Did you check all the fuses?did you check the battery? is there power to the starter?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
checked all the fuse stragith wire starter it crank not with the key
Expert:  Ironmike replied 7 years ago.

power goes from fuse to ignition switch to trans range switch to starter relay to starter/ The relay is controlled by the ecu. If this has anti-theft it might be the reason why. You are going to have to check the components I just said. If you ground the white/green wire off the relay it should at least crank if the other parts work.

good luck

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
thank you will try it in the morning
Expert:  Ironmike replied 7 years ago.