Have you replaced the starter? If so, then i'd suggest looking over the wiring again. It could be that you have some wires reversed. Although I don't recall it being possible since there are different connectors for both poles.
Something is obviously shorting out though. What have you replaced recently?
As for the manual you're refering to....that would be the mazda factory service manual. Brand new can be a little pricey (but worth every penny), or you could find some on ebay and even here on the forum floating around sometimes.
A manual that is not so recommended is the haynes /chiltons manual that can be had at any discount autoparts store. It's mainly based on the older models and is not very detailed.
Give us a little more information on your problem so we can help to solve it.
Starter hot wire is not fused so it's not the starter. I would try unhooking the large bolted-on wire from the alternator and see if the fuse still blows then. Make sure to disconnect ground wire from battery end before you disconnect this to avoid massive sparks. (Reconnect the - terminal of battery after you've disconnected the big wire from alt)
It could also be that you have the leads on the battery hooked up backwards. That will make it blow in an instant
I was installing my new Odyssey gel cell and stupidly hooked it up backwards and car is dead. So is the main fuse the 80 am fuse that is bolted in with 2 10mm bolts? Is there any reason to believe I may have damaged anything else in the car like my ECU?
I dont see why it would effect the ECU. I would figure that the main fuse would blow long before the short would reach the ECU.
Because fuses, especially old and BIG ones aren't "fast" enough.
BUT.. thats good to know that you blew 6 in a row with no after effects. I DID hear a "click" under the dashboard... Im just hoping that was a relay letting go and not a CAP in the ECU popping. Good news is I didn't "smell" anything...
So we will see..
I assume this 80A fuse WITH THE LEGS and HOLES in it, I can just get at OHelly or AutoBlown?
Hello guys been away for a while, life problems.... anyway i got the problem with fuse corrected, thats all good now. Now i just got to get it started, might just need gas seeing as how its been sitting since april of 07 . Now that i have the time i'm gonna continue where i left off.
Now i cant get the car to start, Its turning over but it wont start. I was thinking maybe i'm not getting any gas to the engine? any thoughts or idea wehere to start, until i can get that manual to help would be helpful?
Well I guess thats were I'm going to have to start. I heard nothing when i turned the key, and i repeapted several times just to be sure. So any links/step by steps to help and a price range would be helpful. I am going to try to do a bit of searching myself also.
Thanks for the help so far it has been very helpful
Yea I also checked all the fuse in under the dash, and they checked out ok
I took this with my camera phone its attached right to the bottoom of the fuse box didn't know if anything was supposed to be attached to it or what??
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