02 Accent - bad ignition switch??

Discussion in 'Hyundai Accent' started by mule, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. mule

    mule Guest

    02Accent, manual trans., 57k miles.
    My wife turned the key this morning and nothing happened. She "pumped"
    the clutch up and down (we thought the clutch switch was maybe bad) still
    no start. A few hours later I turned the key and got nothing. I turned the
    key to off and then turned it to start and it fired right up. Could the
    ignition switch possibly be bad or intermittent??
    Thanks for any help!!!
    mule, Nov 7, 2007
  2. mule

    mykey Guest

    check and clean battery connections, starter B+ cable, starter relay
    test or replace.
    a corroded or oxidized connection anywhere in the system will cause
    what you are
    describing. Relay contacts can burn out or become intermittent...This
    is not
    necessarily an ignition switch problem.
    Do not assume any part is good just because it "looks" good,
    intermittent is most
    difficult to troubleshoot.
    often helps to treat contacts throughout with high grade contact
    cleaner preservative.
    Such as CAIG Deoxit GOLD, which does not damage plastic.
    mykey, Nov 8, 2007
  3. mule

    hyundaitech Guest

    It could, of course, be the ignition switch, but more likely culprits are
    the clutch switch you've mentioned, and the starter and battery contacts.
    hyundaitech, Nov 12, 2007
  4. mule

    mule Guest

    Thanks guys, I will start looking around!!
    mule, Nov 12, 2007
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