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Have a 2001 MPV and it won't start. When I try to start it I…

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Have a 2001 MPV...

Have a 2001 MPV and it won't start. When I try to start it I get one spark at the plugs and then no more spark as I continue to crank it over

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

Battery cables are clean and tight

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

I was trying myself. I have tried new plugs and I had another coil pack. same problem after changing these items

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

Problem started the morning after the big snowstorm last week

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

Is this pertaining to all cylinders, sparks once then nothing?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I only checked cylinders 4,5,6 and they all reacted the same.
Mazda Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

Mazda has admitted they have had problems internally with the distributors on a couple of model years around that time and yours is one of them . the crank and cam sensors in particular. At your age of vehicle we recommend replacing the distributor assembly. Do you wish further help or advice let me know.

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

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