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The engin tries to start but doesn't turn over. It

The engin tries to start but doesn't turn over. It sounds like it doesnt quite cycle through.

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First of all, your description is 'vague.' Do you mean, the engine 'cranks' but doesn't 'start'? Tell you what, Take/Tow your vehicle to an authorized Hyundai dealership and pay the diagnostic fee... they will tell you exactly what the problem is and the cost of parts/labor to fix it... at least this way you'll know what the problem is and what's required to fix it.... OR, Go to www.hmaservice.com and register( Vehicle by VIN). Afterward, you have access to shop manuals, service bulletins, wiring diagrams, etc. about your vehicle.

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