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Car won't start, rapid clicking from starter motor, replaced

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Car won't start , rapid clicking from starter motor , replaced battery , replaced starter motor , when ground the starter car turns over but won't start , no spark at plugs any ideas please
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  Gary replied 13 days ago.

Hello! My name is Gary.
Welcome to JustAnswer.
I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with a reply shortly.

Expert:  Gary replied 13 days ago.

Hello Adam,

The car needs to scanned for codes.

First part of normal technician diagnosis.

The sounds like a security issue, probably the ignition key.

Do you have a second key?

Gary

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
No only one key scanned for codes none showing
Expert:  Gary replied 12 days ago.

Your words:

Car won't start , rapid clicking from starter motor , replaced battery , replaced starter motor , when ground the starter car turns over but won't start , no spark at plugs any ideas please.

What do you mean by ground?

Maybe you have a bad ground cable like a Chevy Cruze?

What make and model is your car?

Gary

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Mazda mx5 2004 1.6 engine
Growing I mean when you cross the terminals on the starter have put extra earths on engine still not made any difference
Expert:  Gary replied 12 days ago.

Sounds more like an immobilizer issue, not reading keys correctly.

Do you have a second key?

If it does the same, you need further analysis.

First step will be a vehicle wide scan for codes.

Can you get this done please?

You might need to involve your Mazda dealer.

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 10 days ago.

Hello again,

Do you need any further help?

I have seen this type of fault many times with Cruze.

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Hi font know what Cruze is ?
Suggesting I take it to a garage to get it checked ? Yes great help
Expert:  Gary replied 9 days ago.

Hi Adam,

Do you have a second key?

Have you scanned for codes?

Gary