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Mazda b2300 won't start after rain


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harrisonnewmanjardine
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Apr 26, 2021, 3:46 AM

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Hi,

So after a really cold night in the winter (-10C) or when it rains my mazda b2300 doesn’t turn over and or start. The electronics in the car come on and it makes a strange electronic noise when turning the key but not crank and no fire. I can start it with a boost and or push start. The battery is new and has been tested. It was just in the shop and they said it was fine. Day before taking it to the shop it wouldn’t start, day after leaving the shop it wouldn’t start.

Not sure if this is related as it has not happened in months since the winter… On 3 occasions in the winter it started but chugged for a good 20 minutes, spitting out white smoke, would run but no real power on the pedal, maxed out at around 30km/h. Once warm it ran fun. This hasn’t happened in months, though the starting issue persists.

Any ideas out there? Thanks.


Hammer Time
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Apr 26, 2021, 3:56 AM

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There isn't much question that you have a battery issue.

Either there is a bad connection at the battery, something is draining it overnight or the battery is just shot.



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Apr 26, 2021, 3:56 AM)


harrisonnewmanjardine
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Apr 26, 2021, 5:09 AM

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Would the issues not persists when its not raining as well, if it as battery?


Tom Greenleaf
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Apr 26, 2021, 5:35 AM

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I'd ask how old this is doesn't matter now. It needed some battery attention, now a new one isn't apparently the answer so connections could be. That should be a maintenance thing keep those good all the time.

Neglect will make a new one (if good) bad in no time, it's a system required for things to work,

T



Hammer Time
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Apr 26, 2021, 6:00 AM

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If giving the car a boost makes it start then it can be nothing but a battery issue.



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