My Hyundai Accent won't start

Discussion in 'Hyundai Accent' started by Tysteel43, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. Tysteel43

    Tysteel43 Guest


    I posted something here about a week or so (bypassing AC compressor on
    ACCENT)ago about a problem I was having with my '98 Hyundai Accent. What I
    did was get the alternator checked out at the local auto parts location, and
    they told me it was still good.

    So what I did was decide to replace the power steering pump. The reason why I
    decided to replace it was because I was having problems with the steering...the
    steering would get hard as I moved the wheels from side to side, and there was
    a loud, annoying noise coming from under the hood every time I turned the
    steering wheel. Eventually, the car motor ended up not turning over anymore
    after a day or two after the noises started and I assumed that the reason why
    was because perhaps one of the pulleys that the belts glide on was frozen or
    had burned out bearings. I assumed this because when I lifted up the hood and
    looked at the drive belts, they were moving in slow motion when that noise
    started up.

    Well, I replaced the power steering, but my car still won't start up. The
    battery is still good, and I checked out my fuses. What I have done is I have
    taken off the belts, and have rotated each of the pulleys one by one by hand.
    I'm able to rotate the pulleys by hand, but maybe I'm missing something
    important here.

    Is it possible that this could have something to do with the air conditioning
    compressor? If that is the problem, is there a way I could bypass it? For
    instance, right now as I look at the belts, there are 3 different drive belts
    gliding on pulleys on this Hyundai. Would I need only 1 long belt for the
    vehicle to run if I were to bypass the AC completely? Could I do it with 1
    long belt, or do I need at least two?

    thank you
    Tysteel43, Jan 28, 2005
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  2. How many miles on your '98 Accent?
    screwtape iii, Jan 28, 2005
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  3. Tysteel43

    Tysteel43 Guest

    "screwtape iii" writes:

    about 126,000. why?
    Tysteel43, Jan 28, 2005
  4. Tysteel43

    Tysteel43 Guest

    Just an update on this:

    I just found out that the auto parts place that checked out my battery didn't
    exactly get it right. I took it to another place and found out that in fact
    the battery was too low.

    I now have the new battery, and I have started up the car with the new power
    steering pump. It seems that PS was the cause of the problem since I'm no
    longer having problems that I was having before.

    I must say something about the power steering pump though. I'm simply amazed
    at how expensive it was. When I went to the dealership at Red McCombs Hyundai,
    they wanted to charge me $560+ for the power steering pump. That is
    ridiculous! I don't understand why Hyundai dealerships want to screw over
    customers that way..especially considering that local auto parts stores aren't
    exactly stocked up on all of the Hyundai parts.

    Anyway, I was very lucky that the local advanced auto parts ordered the product
    for me for $167.00, and it has lifetime warranty. That is still expensive,
    but more reasonable than what the dealer wanted.
    Tysteel43, Jan 28, 2005
  5. Cuz if your timing belt has broke it would keep your engine from turning

    Glad to hear you got your car running.
    screwtape iii, Jan 28, 2005
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    hyundaitech Guest

    You'll have to ask Hyundai why they charge the dealer so much for the pump
    if you want to know why the dealer charges so much. Based on my
    recollection, $560 would be pretty close to standard parts mark-up.

    And actually, if the pump were hard to find elsewhere, that would be
    excuse to mark it up more if they wanted. Supply and demand will get you
    every time.
    hyundaitech, Jan 31, 2005
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    theta Guest


    What's the dealer cost for the 1998 Accent steering oil pump?
    theta, Feb 16, 2005
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