my miata ran perfect-turned a corner and it died=now it will start and shut down instantly- any ideas

Asked by Jun 30, 2014 at 06:34 PM about the 1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base

Question type: General

runs for about 2 seconds and dies-will not restart again untill you turn the key completely
off and then restart- over and over again- checked the code and it blinks 3 times and stops

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It sounds like a bad ground, I would the ground on the battery cable ( in the trunk ) and the engine to body ground ( wire from back side of motor to body on the driver side under matser cylinder ). Its also a good idea to clean the surfaces where they attach. Heres a link link to the codes: http://www.miata.net/garage/faultcodes.html

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Yea my car has does the same thing its a 91 mazda miata idk what it is need help???

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