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If a 1994 Mazda Protege will not start or turn over but the battery starter and cables are all good what could be the problem?

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2005-11-01 20:13:08
2005-11-01 20:13:08

Did you check the fuses below the dash on driver side and the other fuse box is located under the hood close to the battery? Another thing to look for is make sure the connections at the battery terminals and frame ground are not loose. Try remove clean the battery terminal with a steel brush and reconnect them. A bad "contact" at terminal can cause random power problems. If you can't get the solenoid on the starter to click, you may have a bad coonection in the main positive wire to the starter OR, as was my case, the thick braided strap from the windings on the starter to the solenoid may have corroded to dust. I don't believe this is a user replaceable part. Take the starter in for rebuilding at an auto electric shop, or get a used starter from a yard, or a new or rebuilt one from an auto store.

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