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Mazda 323 after accident

Old 07-14-2016, 03:25 PM
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Hey, all.
So i bought a mazda 323 as my first car. drived for a couple of days, and yeah, unfortunately i crashed in a tree. all of the front was f***ed. But, anyways, now it's all fixed, but the car wont start. I havent replaced the airbags yet, maybe it's because the airbags aren't attached, but i don't think so. Maybe the battery has malefunctioned, but again, when i turn the ignition to "on" lights in the panel flashes, radio turns on, i can turn on the headlights, so everything is ok. I really have no idea what could be wrong with the car, i hope that someone will know the answer, will give some kind of a tip what to do. I'll be very thankful.

P.S. my english isnt so god.
P.S.S. i dont really understand the car mechanism, my girlfriend's father is fixing it, but yea, please, give simple and direct answers for this problem

Old 08-02-2016, 02:25 AM
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Ouch, hope all is good with you!

Hard to tell without personal inspection, but i would start in some order. First, make sure your battery is all good (it can show 12 V on the voltmeter, but it cannot give out the needed current). You can try starting some friend's car with power cables (we call that "to give infusion to someone" here in Croatia ). Be careful not to cross the polarity! + goes on +, minus on minus..

If that works, check cables. There should be one thick wire connected to your starter motor, if you have voltmeter it should show 12 V at all times, no matter is the car running or not. Next, close to that wire connection, you will find one thinner wire. That's the start "signal", when you turn the key to starting position, you should get 12 V on that connection spot. Also, check negative chassis connections, it should be tight, and your engine should be "minused" just right.

That's some basic stuff you can easily do yourself, hope it helps!
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