My Mazda 323 will not run - what's wrong with it?

This afternoon my X-reg 1.4-litre Mazda 323 died. The engine starts but will not run, it's as if the ignition is being switched off. I'm guessing there is a very special piece of technology that keeps the engine running once it's started. On an older car I would look guess at the problem being with the distributor or the coil or something along those lines, but I'm stumped at the moment.

Asked on 27 August 2010 by Al2481

Answered by Alan Ross
On modern cars the technology you mention is normally the ECU (engine management system). This is the brain of the car and takes information from all areas to decide what the engine should do. It may be prudent to get your car on a diagnostic check, which should then identify what the fault is.
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