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  • 2002 Hyundai Elantra

Engine Mechanical problem
2002 Hyundai Elantra 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 115000 miles

car over heated. I changed radiator, thermostat, headgasket, and had head sent to machine shop. I made sure the timing marks were right and vehicle still wont start. What should I do?

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Monday, July 6th, 2009 AT 2:21 PM

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  • rasmataz
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Did you put no.1 piston on its compression stroke/TDC if not the valve timing is off. If so

Do below to determine if its fuel or spark problem

Disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, 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, ECM, Ignitor cam and crank sensors- Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it

If both fuel and spark is present-check the valve and ignition timing, this will lead you to problems with compression and valves opening and closing at the wrong time/broken or jumped timing belt/chain

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