No start, No Crank. What do i do now?

Asked by Oct 28, 2016 at 09:54 PM about the 2009 Mazda RX-8 Sport

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So my 2009 mazda rx8 is having some issues starting, at first the battery light had come on. So I brought my battery into the Autozone near where I live, they tested the battery and it was dead. So i got a replacement for it, the car was fine and then started to do it again. I figured that the alternator wasn't charging the battery or I had a bad grounding wire. I went through the maintenance manual and found all the grounding areas in the engine bay, i cleaned them up and replaced the alternator, and got the belt tightened. upon doing so. The car wont crank, turn over, or make any noise when trying to start the car.

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Re-check your work. make sure all of the battery leads are back where they belong. Check ground cables and that the positive lead is tight on the terminal on the back side of the alternator. Did you disconnect the battery before starting the work on the alternator? You may have shorted a circuit breaking a fusible link or a fuse.

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