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2008 Mazda 3 starter cable...we got disconnected by my

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2008 Mazda 3 starter cable...we got disconnected by my firewall when you redirected me
JA: When you turn the key, do you get a single loud click, or a series of rapid ones?
Customer: 1 click
JA: Are you fixing your Mazda2 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: mazda 3...cleaned terminals tried to jump it
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: how do I change the starter cable, from the top or bottom
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  Todd M replied 6 months ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today. I see that you are looking to replace your starter power cable. I can help you with that. If you will allow me a few minutes, I will pull up the instructions.

Expert:  Todd M replied 6 months ago.

What is this motor size?

Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 6 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

I see that the engine will not start and you're wanting to replace the starter positive cable but there are several things that will cause a no crank condition. If no electrical testing has been done to determine that the cable is actually bad then I would not recommend replacing it.

Is there physical damage to the cable, or have you condemned it with voltage drop testing?

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