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Alarm/key symbol came on and the car would not start

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I have a 1998 mazda 626. I was backing out of a parking spot and my car cut off on me. The alarm/key symbol came on and the car would not start back up. What does that mean? Alarm would be alarm. Now I’m being told my fuel pump needs to be replaced.

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  • Hi Shirley!

    If your fuel pump is bad, a fuel pressure test will confirm the problem. But you may have a faulty immobilizer system. Has the vehicle's immobilizer system been scanned for diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) and checked out?

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  • Hi Shirley!

    If your fuel pump is bad, a fuel pressure test will confirm the problem. But you may have a faulty immobilizer system. Has the vehicle's immobilizer system been scanned for diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) and checked out?