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Repair Guide for the 2004-2008 Mazda RX-8. A Japanese sports car built from 2003 until 2008.

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Why won’t my car start?

I have a 2004 rx8 and the only time I’ve gotten it to start was after pouring transmission fluid into the crank case with a battery charger and jump box hooked up to the battery. Once it finally cranked it sounded like a !#^&@@ off lawnmower but when I left off of the throttle the car died. I’ve tested the battery and it’s fine. What should I do from here?

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Hi @claytonrx8 ,

Don't know rotary engines but here's the engine troubleshooting section from the service manual, that may help

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