why will my car push start but not start by the starter even when the starter turns the engine over

10

Asked by Jan 31, 2016 at 03:30 PM about the 2005 Mazda RX-8 6-Speed

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

only push starts but wont start with the key even when the starter turns the
engine over

1 Answer

113,885

Could be a bad ignition switch, when you turn the key to crank it turn off the power to the coils or the engine is so tired that it takes a faster spin to sling the rotor seals out far enough to make enough compression so it fires off that pushing the vehicle allows that too happen. You can test for coil power with a test light on the coils power wire while cranking. You really need the correct compression tester for a rotary engine to do the compression. When you do get it fired off does it seem to blow blue smoke a lot longer than it use too? How is the oil consumption? Has it increased?

Your Answer

Mazda RX-8 Experts

  • #1
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    240
  • #2
    Paul Wilson
    Reputation
    180
  • #3
    Michael Kane
    Reputation
    150
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan 350Z
28 Great Deals out of 961 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford Mustang
256 Great Deals out of 36,837 listings starting at $2,500
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
36 Great Deals out of 4,677 listings starting at $2,275
Used BMW 3 Series
863 Great Deals out of 32,479 listings starting at $900
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
12 Great Deals out of 476 listings starting at $14,999
Used Chevrolet Corvette
100 Great Deals out of 15,289 listings starting at $3,900
Used Honda Civic
360 Great Deals out of 52,697 listings starting at $1,200
Used Mazda MAZDA3
218 Great Deals out of 26,412 listings starting at $1,200
Used Mazda MAZDA6
165 Great Deals out of 11,936 listings starting at $1,000
Used Subaru Impreza WRX
38 Great Deals out of 1,106 listings starting at $2,999

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Mazda RX-8 For Sale
5 listings starting at $6,900
2010 Mazda RX-8 For Sale
7 listings starting at $7,300
2009 Mazda RX-8 For Sale
32 listings starting at $5,900
2008 Mazda RX-8 For Sale
24 listings starting at $5,000
2007 Mazda RX-8 For Sale
25 listings starting at $3,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.