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It's just not starting after sitting a while. It's been

Customer Question

It's just not starting after sitting a while.
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: It's been sitting for two months after I just put in a new battery. So it's not corroded
JA: What is the model/year of your Mazda?
Customer: 2004 mazda 3 automatic
JA: Are you fixing your Mazda2 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No not fixing it myself. Only thing I've done is change the battery it worked fine until I had it sitting. Could it possible be the security system draining the battery?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Would a starter replacement improve the issue?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  Gary replied 7 months ago.

Hello there,

Is it not starting now with a new battery?

All batteries will run down sitting for 2 months.

I would never expect any car to start after sitting like that.

Let's get a jump battery on there and see if it will start.

You do not need a starter motor, I would be concerned about the fuel.


Expert:  Gary replied 7 months ago.

Hello again,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Happy new year.

Kind regards