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2003 Elantra does not start. New battery.

My 2003 elantra GLS does not start after been sitting for a few months.

Usually engine makes cranking noises for a few seconds when the key is turned to ignite and it starts when I release the key to "on" position. But this time, it continues to crank as long as I hold the key at ignite, yet goes silent and dead when I release the key. It seems to me that the engine is trying to start since it trembles very bad and the belt under the hood runs. It just somehow does not start up.

The battery is just replaced new and should be no problem. All other electrical parts work fine. Any suggestions? Thanks a lot!

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  • leerobin May 12, 2009

    Thanks for the comments. Is it a DIY part or is it something I need to take to the dealership? I looked up online and found that "ignition switch" can refer to either the lock cylinder into which the key is inserted, or the electronic switch that sits just behind the lock cylinder. Which one are you talking about? I am not auto-savvy as you can see, but should be able to do some small replacement. Any details on how to replace that would be great!

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Sounds like you have a bad or burned contact in the ignition switch.

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