Car wont start

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DRAMSEY85
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  • 2009 HYUNDAI SONATA
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My car wont start but when I turn the key it just sounds like my fan is running
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Monday, November 22nd, 2010 AT 3:23 PM

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Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
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When you turn the key to the on position without cranking the engine over can you hear the fuel pump run in the tank for 5 seconds? This guide should help us

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

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Monday, November 22nd, 2010 AT 3:48 PM
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KHLOW2008
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The description of the symptoms is not very clear and if I guessed correctly, the battery is bad.

Try jump starting to see if it works.
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Monday, November 22nd, 2010 AT 3:53 PM
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DRAMSEY85
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To mmprince, its not under warranty anymore because of the mileage and no click or anything. I am starting to thinks its the starter because when I turn the key I hear a noise that sounds like the fan but I think its the starter trying to work

to khlow, I tryed to jump start it and it wouldnt work
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Monday, November 22nd, 2010 AT 5:44 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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When jump starting, the jumper cables have to be of sufficient capacity, failing which the starter would not be able to crank.

If the noise is continuos ticking and the dash indicator lights dims, it could be the battery or starter.

If you have a volt meter, attach it across the battery terminals and check the voltage. It should be at least 12.4 V and when trying to crank, it should not drop below 11 volts.

If both above test good, give the starter some knock with a mallet and retest.
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Monday, November 22nd, 2010 AT 6:36 PM
Tiny
DRAMSEY85
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I tried the mallet test and there is ticking at all, no clicking and it was wondering if it could be the cca on the battery but then that wouldnt stop the starter from at least clicking would it. And none of the lights dim at all when tryin to start the car. I will try the mallet test again.
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Monday, November 22nd, 2010 AT 6:47 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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None of the lights dimming indicates a possible fault with the starter motor. Disconnect the starter solenoid wire and with a remote wire, apply direct current from the battery to test if it cranks or ticks.
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Monday, November 22nd, 2010 AT 6:56 PM
Tiny
DRAMSEY85
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I just went outside again and noticed when I tried the mallet test again after I disonnected the starter fuse and I heard a small tick and the lights did dim this time. So does this mean I need a new battery even tho I tried to jump start it and it didnt work
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Monday, November 22nd, 2010 AT 7:40 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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If jump start donor source is another vehicle, connect the cables and start donor vehicle and wait 5 minutes before attempting to crank the engine.

This would allow the battery to be charged and help to boost the cranking power.

Lights dimming could also mean a bad starter apart from the battery. A voltmeter would be the best equuipment to test the battery voltage.
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Monday, November 22nd, 2010 AT 7:53 PM
Tiny
DRAMSEY85
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Ok thank you.
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Monday, November 22nd, 2010 AT 8:08 PM
Tiny
ECMANAGE
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It was working fine and this morning it just cranks but won't start.I know I have to go through the motion of elimination but where would be the best place to start. Is this a common thing for this 2.4 engine?
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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)
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SATURNTECH9
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Your just going to have to check for spark actual fuel pressure and check for codes. Let me know what you find.
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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)
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MELGAL24
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I drive a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. I am having problems with it starting since it has gotten colder out. The engine light and battery light will come on after started. It is hard to get to start at times, most of the time the lights and radio come on but it wont turn over. If I step on the brake it usually will start or if I wait 5 minutes it will start usually.
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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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Scan the computer for code/s-Autozone/Advance Auto does it free.

Next time it refuses to start don't wait for it to make up its mind-do below immediately to determine if its fuel or spark problem

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 away from ground-have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if so, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, cap and rotor, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it and keep testing
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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)
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AJBROS
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I have a Sonata that will not start. I can push start it because it's a manual but it will stall right back out once I put it in neutral and release the clutch. The battery is fully charged and I have already replaced the starter.
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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Check to see if there is power to the smaller wire on the starter when the key is in the start position. If there isn't, check the starter relay and ignition switch.
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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)
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HARRIER87
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Sometimes my engine won't start, but if I manipulate the wires connected to the battery, especially positive terminal, it will start. Even though it has started it definitely wants to stall at first. After I do get it started all the electrical has to be reset. (Clock and radio)
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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 AT 2:24 PM (Merged)
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SATURNTECH9
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So are the nuts to the battery ends loose?Are the battery cables seated all the way down on the posts?Also the battery posts on the battery arent worn away are they?You could need to replace the battery cable end if the cable wont tighten up. Also I would have the battery tested.
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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 AT 2:24 PM (Merged)
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HARRIER87
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Thank you for responding so quickly. I was thinking that it could be the cables as well. I replaced the battery last year and did have trouble getting them tightened to the positive post. I also notice some corrosion, which seems odd since the battery isn't that old.
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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 AT 2:24 PM (Merged)
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SATURNTECH9
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As the battery vents the acid settles on the cables corroding them if the cable wont tighten down replace the cable end. Clean all the acid up with baking soda and water works well. Also have the battery tested 3ven thoug its fairly new.
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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 AT 2:24 PM (Merged)
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What's wrong when your car will turn but it will not start. Battery is fine and everything else works, it just will not start.
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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 AT 2:24 PM (Merged)

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