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My Mazda RX8 Won't turn on. The starter works, but I believe

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My Mazda RX8 Won't turn on. The starter works, but I believe the spark system has problem. there is no spark at the plugs.
JA: How many miles are on the car? Does the engine turn over at all?
Customer: 130000. What do you mean by engine turning over
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: The plugs don't have spark.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: It was working the night before fine. but, next day it woul
dn't turn on
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Customer: Yes, I am trying to fix it myself.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I'm Brandon - Mazda tech.

The ignition coils are the problem. The coils are common problem for the RX8. Typically they burnt out at 130k miles.

There are four coils for this engine. This is also a good opportunity to change out the spark plugs and use NGK Irdium spark plugs.

I would recommend using only Mazda brand coil not aftermarket coils for performance and reliability.

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