Car only stars when engine is cold?


Asked by Feb 04, 2014 at 12:14 PM about the 2004 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So i have a 2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0 manual trans, im getting frustrated that my car 3 days
ago got my engine bay washed (REGRET IT) everything went wrong. Car failed to start
checked spark plugs,coil it was getting spark and fuel . car would crank but not turn
over engine shakes as its about to start but wont. same day car started with crazy
missfire i was assuming it was just flooded with gas since i attempted to start it
multiple times . car would idle poor and stall out and wont start again. for 3 days
straight the car starts NORMAL no misfire drove it has alot of power but once engine
gets hot wont start again only when engine has been sitting off for a while. Still no
codes and is driving me nuts any ideas or where would i start? car seems to smoke a
lil after is been running . starter is fine,coil and spark are sparking and is getting air
what can cause the engine not to start after is warm ? also after the wash theirs a weird
noise coming from the timing chain on the right head . car did shoot a camshaft
position sensor right after the wash i cleared it code wont come back so that eliminates
the possibilities of a bad camshaft timing sensor?

1 Answer


Pull the spark plug wires off and dry the holes out where they go down in the valve cover. I would say they are full of water.

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