2001 Accent GL won't start!!!! Please help me!

Discussion in 'Hyundai Accent' started by reflekt, May 24, 2004.

  1. reflekt

    reflekt Guest

    I just traveled from Houston TX to Austin TX and parked at my hotel. Went
    out to leave and car won't start. Car functiond well on trip. It keeps
    cranking and cranking but no sign of turnover. Any suggestions? Could it
    be my crank sensor?
     
    reflekt, May 24, 2004
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  2. reflekt

    hyundaitech Guest

    Could be.
     
    hyundaitech, May 25, 2004
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  3. reflekt

    reflekt Guest

    Dealer tells me it is the crank sensor, O2 sensor and loose timing belt.
    Car drove fine on way over. Could I get away with just the crank sensor
    until I get back to houston? I think it would start with just the crank
    sensor.
     
    reflekt, May 25, 2004
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  4. reflekt wrote:

    > Dealer tells me it is the crank sensor, O2 sensor and loose timing belt.
    > Car drove fine on way over. Could I get away with just the crank sensor
    > until I get back to houston? I think it would start with just the crank
    > sensor.


    The O2 sensor shouldn't keep the car from starting and it's pretty
    unlikely that it needs replacing unless the car's got over 100K miles on
    it. It sounds like the guy saw you coming and is looking to make a big
    ticket repair. I'm also skeptical about the timing belt. They only way
    it can be "loose" is if the tensioner is failing or has failed. It's not
    something that you can adjust. Again, I think you're being set up. Take
    the car elsewhere and get another opinion.
     
    Brian Nystrom, May 25, 2004
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  5. reflekt

    hyundaitech Guest

    I have difficulty imagining how the Oxygen Sensor would keep the vehicle
    from starting. You may well have a faulty oxygen sensor, however.

    If your vehicle has enough miles on it that it's out of warranty, then you
    should replace the timing belt if it has never been done, but I also doubt
    this is your problem, although it is remotely possible. I similarly doubt
    that it is loose. I don't think I've ever seen this on an Accent unless
    the tensioner pulley went bad.

    Check with the dealer to be sure you understand them correctly that all of
    these items are necessary for the vehicle to start. Not all service
    advisors make clear the difference between repairs necessary to correct
    the condition for which you brought the car to them and those repairs
    recommended in addition for a variety of reasons. Technicians also many
    times do not give the advisor enough information to know what is
    necessary, what is additional, and why the repairs are recommended.

    If the dealer continues to claim that the oxygen sensor is part of the
    no-start issue, then you should probably go elsewhere.
     
    hyundaitech, May 26, 2004
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  6. reflekt

    Guest

    "reflekt" <> wrote in message news:<>...
    > I just traveled from Houston TX to Austin TX and parked at my hotel. Went
    > out to leave and car won't start. Car functiond well on trip. It keeps
    > cranking and cranking but no sign of turnover. Any suggestions? Could it
    > be my crank sensor?


    Does the CHECK engine light come on when you turn the key to "ON"
    position?
     
    , May 28, 2004
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