96 Accent shutting off upon starting up and high pressure line leak

Discussion in 'Hyundai Accent' started by mmcclaf, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. mmcclaf

    mmcclaf Guest

    I have a very curious problem with my 96 Accent. Odd times when I try
    to start up my car, the car shuts off in mid start-up, then I have to
    go pop the hood, rotate the negative terminal on the battery then the
    car starts up again. Anyone have any ideas?

    Next, I'm looking at doing a fuel line replacement once the weather
    gets a bit warmer. Anyone have any advice from their experience? I
    don't know exactly where the line is leaking (I've got to drop the
    tank to see), but I do know that it's coming from the high pressure
    line. If anyone has any suggestions or the such, if you could please
    let me know what I'm in for.
    mmcclaf, Mar 14, 2008
  2. mmcclaf

    Mike Marlow Guest

    Ummmmm... why not tighten up that terminal? Battery terminals must be tight
    and clean of any corrosion. If you can rotate it, it's not tight enough.
    If rotating it makes it start, then you either have corrosion under the
    terminal or a bad battery lead.
    Find the leak, replace the affected line(s) with appropriately sized brake
    line using flare fittings. On the high pressure side you can't use
    compression fittings, but on the vent and return you can. You'll want to
    replace all of the lines from the tank forward until you get to good solid
    factory lines. Usually, you'll find good metal in the area of the driver's
    floor pan.
    Mike Marlow, Mar 14, 2008
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