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The Mazda Millenia is an executive car produced by Mazda, a Japanese automaker, between 1993 and 2002.

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ignition problems need help

My starter stays on after car starts

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Sounds like the Bendix spring is sticking.

Take it to a qualified mechanic for repair.


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James Clark  could be bad wiring to the starter,  stuck starter solenoid, a bad ignition lock cylinder that keeps the actually ignition switch in the START position as well as a few other things. I’d start with jiggling the ignition lock a couple times in different directions etc. to see if that fixes it (unless you can get to the harness and “hotwire” it that way you bypass the lock totally;-) If that did not change anything, replace the starter/solenoid and see if that fixes it. Here is a schematic that should be identical to your system (depending on exact model/year).

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James Clark It seems that the starter solenoid contacts are sticking and not releasing the solenoid, as mentioned the return spring could be broken also.


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