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    Intermittent NOT STARTING - 2012 Mazda5

    Original owner. Mazda5, 2012, 103K miles.

    Over the last year, at times, the car will not start on the first try. Has happened about 3- 4 times, completely random. But it starts right up on 2nd try.

    Battery is from 03/2016, so about 2+ years old.

    Today it didn't even start on 2nd try, but started on 3rd try. I am perplexed what it could be. Battery? Alternator? Other issues?

    You put key in, turn ignition on ON position, all internet light, lights up. You crank it (cranks perfectly, no issues), but then it doesn't start. Second time, exact same thing, it feels like ALMOST wants to start, but doesn't start. Third try was the charm.

    Any ideas?

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    Check the battery just in case as they can die.

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    So happened this morning again

    Car started and driven 16 miles. Turned off. One hour later, had to crank quite a bit, then started

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasy View Post
    Check the battery just in case as they can die.
    Don*t have a tester at home. Let*s see if store I bought battery from two years ago has tester

    Thanks

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    Do the battery check first. Clean any corrosion/build up on the battery posts and check/clean the chassis ground.
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    Flex Innovation 5 wire grounding Kit (for manual owners reduce drive-by-wire throttle lag)
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    Thank you

    Will do test and clean this weekend

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