intermittent Hyundai Accent starter problem

Discussion in 'Hyundai Accent' started by Jim Byrd, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. Jim Byrd

    Jim Byrd Guest

    I have a 2001 Hyundai Accent L with 11000 miles. Occasionally (more
    often lately) I run into this problem: I will try to start the car,
    and nothing happens. It does not crank, but sometimes (but not always)
    I hear a fan somewhere.

    I tried turning off everything electrical, and sometimes it starts
    right away. I have no idea if this helped or not. Sometimes it starts
    after I get out and bounce the front end up and down a few times, but
    not always. Sometimes waiting a couple of minutes works.

    There is plenty of juice in the battery, and I see no correlation to
    weather conditions or anything else.

    I took this to a dealer to be fixed under warranty, but he couldn't
    make it happen.

    Does anyone have any idea what might be happening?
    Jim Byrd, Oct 25, 2004
  2. Jim Byrd

    hyundaitech Guest

    Check for a poor connection at the starter stud or solenoid terminal.
    hyundaitech, Oct 25, 2004
  3. Jim Byrd

    Carl Phipps Guest

    This may be due to a bad relay and or a defective start switch in the
    switch assembly. Anyway I would check the relays first and then go to the
    switch on the ignition box.
    Carl Phipps, Oct 25, 2004
  4. Jim Byrd

    Bob Guest

    Is it an automatic transmission? If it is it could be the gearshift
    safety switch (prevents starting except in "Park"). Try wiggling the
    gear shift when it won't start.
    Bob, Oct 27, 2004
  5. Jim Byrd

    Speedy Jim Guest

    And 5-spds have the same safety on the clutch pedal.
    Speedy Jim, Oct 27, 2004
  6. Jim Byrd

    Jim Byrd Guest

    It's manual transmission.
    Jim Byrd, Oct 27, 2004
  7. Jim Byrd

    Pete & Cindy Guest

    I had a bad safety swtich on my 2004 Elantra GT that wouldnt let me start
    the car.. the switch is on the clutch pedal.. to stop the car from beings
    started unless the clutch pedal was pushed in... might be an intermitant
    problem with that switch???

    Pete & Cindy, Oct 27, 2004
  8. Jim Byrd

    Jim Byrd Guest

    The problem is solved. It got a lot worse, and I took it to the dealer
    again (3 years later), and it was fixed by replacing a switch.
    According to the printout I got, the "ignition lock switch on clutch
    pedal" was shorting out. On the phone, the service guy called it the
    "neutral safety switch". A little while back, I got stranded in a
    parking lot because the car wouldn't start, and the tow truck guy got
    it started by pushing down on the clutch pedal really hard.

    Things are fine now.
    Jim Byrd, Dec 10, 2004
Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.