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Old 06-07-2009, 06:01 AM   #1
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so was gone all day out with a friend, we get back to his place and im about leave to go home and i try starting the miyaya and nothing =(

my alternator started going bad recently but the battery was good. we jumped the car and it still wouldnt even try to crank. All auxiliary worked so batt was good like i said.

dam thing..looks like i,ll just go out and buy a new starter and alternator just to make sure.

sad thing is im broke haha

newb question: anyone know how to test a starter IN THE CAR..these things are a bitch to r & r
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:27 AM   #2
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why test it in the car? its so easy to take off.

Mine died too actually. I took it off and trying to get it working. If not the local junk yard has one for 35 bux.
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:43 PM   #3
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remove it...i dont wanna lol
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tap on it with the handle of a hammer or a broom stick or something and see if it'll let you start.
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Old 06-07-2009, 05:36 PM   #5
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tap on it with the handle of a hammer or a broom stick or something and see if it'll let you start.
good **** y8s

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tap on it with the handle of a hammer or a broom stick or something and see if it'll let you start.
The handle? I beat the **** out of them with the biggest hammer I can find and they seem to hold up. Though I'm fortunate that I haven't needed to do that in years. I'm suprised how many non start issues end up being something simple and not the actual starter being bad. I've "fixed" 2 in just the last year for people at work that just ended up needing to be pushed a few inches to free the starter bendix. Others need a little tap from a hammer every now and then and they work fine for years more.
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the handle is longer and you dont need a hard hit.
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the handle is longer and you dont need a hard hit.
Depends on where you are stranded as to if you need a hard hit. If I'm at home the handle works, if I'm in a bad part of town at 2AM, it gets a dose of 5lb sledge (not hard of course). Never had to do it with my Miata, so maybe its not even possible to get a hammer to it.
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:10 PM   #9
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Mine went bad a couple months ago, actually the alternator and battery bit the dust around the same time too (bad alt killed the bat). Theres literally 3 bolts holding it on, they can be a bit of a pain to get at but just use a universal adapter and a long extension and it's cake. Alternately, always park on a hill and pop start you way into laziness.
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Check your ignition switch...
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Can Mazda starters be rebuilt? Honda and Toyota starters typically have rebuild kits.
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I've got a free starter if you want it -- tried to sell it on CL to no avail. I live in Fremont.
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:08 PM   #13
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thanks for the offer latch, really appreciate it but i picked up a new/rebuilt one from kragen for real cheap (50 smack a roonies =P)
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