The mechanic was professional and installed the part I needed, but the installed part was broken, my problem wasn't fixed, and the mechanic had no idea when asked why my car wasn't fixed. But did offer to let me keep the old starter.
2008 MAZDA 3 - CAR STARTER REPAIR
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Before replacing the pump, first be sure that filters, fuel pickups, fuel pump relays, and electrical connectors are in good working order. A clogged fuel filter, for instance, can restrict flow and cause some of the same symptoms.
Your engine needs gas to run. The gas, however, is stored in the gas tank, not in the engine. When the engine needs more fuel, the fuel pump is responsible for pumping the gas from the tank to the engine, where it is used to power the vehicle. As the fuel pump deteriorates, it will be less and less efficient at pumping gas to the engine, and your vehicle will have a harder time running. When the fuel pump completely dies, it will be unable to pump gas to your engine, and your car won’t run.
Fuel Pump Replacement Estimates for Popular Mazda Models