Question about 1995 Hyundai Elantra

1 Answer

My car djust clicks when i turn the ignition. For sometime now after i have made a journey and returned to start the car within a short time -1/2 hour or so the car either clicks or it just turns but doesnt fire up. Now it has got to the stage where it just clicks - i dont think its the battery as all the lights etc work just fine

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 3,006 Answers

It's the classic symptom of a failed starter solenoid. This is the electrical switch which uses the small current from the wiring to your ignition switch to turn on the huge current direct from the car battery needed to operate the starter. They don't last forever.

The solenoid is mounted onto your starter motor and to replace it you need to replace the entire starter.

In the meantime, you may be able to get by by giving the solenoid a sharp tap with a hammer either before starting or during starting (assistant required). If you can't get a hammer down there then place a long metal bar or screwdriver against the solenoid and hammer the end of it. This won't fix the fault and won't work indefinitely but it may get you by until you can replace the starter at the soonest opportunity.

Please take a moment to rate my answer.

Posted on May 13, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

My Cadillac cts 04 won't start... Every time I turn the key it won't even turn over... But the light that shows a car with a lock on it blinks what do I do


Sounds like the anti theft system is active m try this process. Turn the key on. Do not attempt to start. Wait 10 minutes. Turn key off. Turn key on. Wit for theft light to go off. Now attempt to start.

Oct 25, 2016 | Cadillac Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Cause of intermittent gear loss on short journeys when stopping when I flip accelerator gears return.


COULD BE MODULATOR HAVE IT CHECK OUT BEFORE SOME THING BEAK IN TRANS.

Sep 14, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

What is the solution to excessive fuel consumption of my 1999 Toyota Corolla


A serviced and correctly timed engine should return decent fuel consumption if driven properly regardless of age. Obviously that return depends on certain conditions. A gentle right foot avoiding harsh acceleration and braking always helps as does where you are driving, busy stop start town traffic and frequent short journeys will reduce efficiency.
So, things to check:
  • Oil and filter change
  • Air filter
  • Tyres at correct pressure
  • Spark plugs, leads, coils condition
  • Fuel leaks
You will never get near the advertised consumption figures as these are recorded under ideal test conditions and I have never encountered them whilst I am driving, but you should be within 10-20% of that figure if driven conservatively.

Oct 29, 2015 | Toyota Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 2000 Citroen dispatch van 2.0 sometimes won't start after doing a few short journeys especially at night time?


yes there is just take your van to kwik fit or halforde or one of the other ones and just ask them to check your battery it shoud be free

Apr 09, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Clutch pedal wont return


1 pull pedal up manuely and try to pump by hand
2 probibly have to blead the hydralic system

Feb 04, 2013 | 1999 Volkswagen Jetta

1 Answer

Radio and turn signals work intermittently on a 2005 wrangler


Im having the same issue and discovered if I jiggle the key in the ignition while turning the switch I got the blinkers and radio to operate. Shut it off and tried again, they work. but this has happened before and I think its more frequent. Im also thinking worn ignition switch. Hope it helps.

Apr 26, 2012 | Jeep Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

When I insert key to start the car it will not turn at all. What is this part called?


The component is a starter. When you insert your key into the ignition and turn it, you switch on the power to the coil and vehicle computers. By turning the key to the start position it will supply power to the starter and solenoid which cranks the engine until you release the key allowing to return to the ignition on position. If the battery is weak the starter solenoid may engage producing a clicking sound, but it will not crank the engine. Another test is to turn on the dome light and try to start the vehicle, if you see the dome light dim when you are trying to start the car the battery is weak or the starter has a short. Starters are temperamental at times and can be intermittent working sometimes and malfunction other times. Your ignition switch, fuse, or relay could also produce symptoms of your vehicle not cranking.

Jul 21, 2010 | 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

1998 Chrysler Concorde 3.2L Intermittent starting problem. Can hear the starter solenoid kick but will not turn over. The starter, battery and cables have been replaced. After replacing the battery today...


Thoroughly check the battery to chassis to engine ground system is properly connected and in good order.
Check/replace any solenoid control relay if fitted -(slave relay interfacing between ignition start sw and starter motor engage solenoid).
Check condition and connections of any fusible link (or in line Maxifuse).

Oct 19, 2009 | 1998 Chrysler Concorde

1 Answer

Starter will not engage anti theft light is on it is a 2005 cobalt


I found this on a website try this

1. Put the newly cut Master key into the keyway and turn it to the ON (RUN) position. A "security" indicator
light on the dashboard will stay on for 10 minutes.
2. Within 1 minute after the indicator light goes off, turn the ignition to "OFF", then return to the ON (RUN)
position. The indicator light again will stay on for 10 minutes (Do not remove the key.)
3. Again, within 1 minute after the indicator light goes off, turn the ignition to "OFF", then return to the ON
(RUN) position. The indicator light again will stay on for 10 minutes. (Do not remove the key.)
4. When the light goes off the third time, the new key is programmed into the computer and will start
the car. Remove the key and then re-insert it into the ignition lock and start the car.
All previously stored codes will be erased. To stop the process at any time, simply remove the key and use
an existing key to start the car.

Mar 25, 2009 | 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe

Not finding what you are looking for?
1995 Hyundai Elantra Logo

193 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hyundai Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76649 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8522 Answers

Are you a Hyundai Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...