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Went to start car today and it turned over fine but would not fire. Finally, I pumped the gas like crazy while cranking the engine over and it started and ran fine. We left the car in the drive for few hours, came back and tried again and it started right up. Is this a warning that a problem is in our future? Fuel pump?

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you ever replaced the fuel pump, or is this the original?

Original

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Mazda?

2008 mazda 3

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Mazda2 yourself? What have you tried so far?

This is a new issue and I have only done what I described earlier to the Mazda 3

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

This is my son's car and he commutes to college. I just don't want him to have a break down if I can avoid it.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Mazda
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Mazda Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 8 months ago
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Hello and welcome to just answer, my name is ***** ***** master tech of over 40 years experience here to help. I cannot see or hear your vehicle so I rely on your patience and input to my questions so I can help you better.I have read your notes and have a question before we proceed.

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Mazda Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 8 months ago

If I'm not mistaken your vehicle is fuel injected correct?

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Mazda Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

Then actually pumping the accelerator should not do anything as far as fuel is concerned , but can be a sticking throttle body. I would clean the throttle body as well as giving it a induction service. Do you wish to know how to do this yourself or have a shop do it?

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Mazda Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Do myself if it isn't too involved...
Mazda Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

Ok then I will provide you with the procedures tomorrow as it is late here , and I need to organize the info for you.

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