My 2002 Mazda Miata starts, but then the engine just stops. Why?

Asked by kathyv Apr 22, 2014 at 05:26 PM about the Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2002 Mazda Miata starts when I turn the key over, runs for a few seconds and then stops.  What could cause that

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A long-shot, but check for obstructions in the exhaust. Even a clogged cat usually allows the car to run, just not accelerate. Also check that it's getting fuel. Could be a bad fuel pump, or one that clogged internally? These are just two suggestions though. There are many other possibilities.

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