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Mazda Miata MX-5: My 2006 Miata MX-5 goes totaly dead every…

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My 2006 Miata MX-5 goes...
My 2006 Miata MX-5 goes totaly dead every once in around 10 times that I start the car. I then have to quickly disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the computer and the car will come alive and start up. Do I have to change the ECU?
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Mazda Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 3 years ago
An ECU failure would be quite common based on this information. Do you have a scan tool?
You want a excellent 5 star answer & I would like to be rated the same for providing it. Consider I don't know your skill level & I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle. It may take a few back and forth replies. Try your best to respond with good detail so I can do the same. I normally log in at 3pm and work late. A rating is required. Your rating me, what I type. I am not an employee of this website, nor have control over the fees or the time it took to get a response. If you rate negative or not at all you still paid, but I get nothing. I want you pleased with me and my efforts, so let me know if your experience here has come up short.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I have several ODB2 readers but they did not provide me any clues to the source of the problem.
Mazda Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 3 years ago
Are they unable to connect or are they giving no codes?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
They connect and show everything is normal.
Mazda Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 3 years ago
Are you scanning it after a failure, I ask because when you disconnect the battery, all codes are erased.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
When it has the problem the car is completely dead and nothing works. The instrumentation is dead also.
Mazda Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 3 years ago
I do not believe I can figure this out, not in person to experience it and diagnose it at that time.
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