Question about 2001 Hyundai Elantra
If your alternator was bad the car would not stay running and you would stall .put a battery in it not the expensive alternator!
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
2001 Pontiac Montana, Been in and out of shop a year now. Started when I had a starter replace. It will crank multiple times for a day or two. Not getting any bad codes from computer. Have had every sensor replaced. Let it set for a few days it will crank for a day...the next moring it will not crank for days. Wiring has been run and checked, fuel pump comes on, started is engageing fine. One mechanic said it was not getting fire, he replaced a unit on the back of the engine that usualy goes bad...still wont crank...the next day it cranks. i am about to redy to give up.....but it has low miles. need some help.
Posted on Apr 04, 2011
SOURCE: Car ran fine earlier today.
Sound like a starter go to bad or died. You can do a few tests to diagnose a starting system problem without
any tools or measuring equipment. Turn on the headlights and start
cranking. If lights go out, you probably have a poor battery cable
connection that is impeeding the flow of current. Start checking battery
posts and battery cables for tightness and corrosion. A very thin film
of oxide between the terminal and cable clamp can choke off most of
current. Clean battery posts and cable terminals. Make sure all
connections are tight. Also check connections to the starter and
solenoid and engine-to-chassis grounding cables.
If headlights continue to shine brightly and nothing happens, voltage is probably not reaching the starter. Usual suspects here include a problem with the park/neutral or ignition circuit switches.
If lights go dim and the cranking action is sluggish, first suspect a low battery.
Starting problems especially in cold weather on a system that worked well last summer can often be traced to a weak battery. Sub-zero temperatures can cut a battery's amperage output by more than half. Check out the battery condition. If the battery checks out okay, look for a locked or dragging starter, a starter with high internal resistance, worn brushes or open circuits in starter's windings or armature. Additional details in this link: how_to_test_a_starter_motor.
Other posibilitie, the ignition switch.
Keep us updated.
Posted on May 06, 2011
SOURCE: 2007 chevy cobalt ls won't
Ignition relay or fuse could be the problem. When you turn the key to start do you hear a fuel pump kicking on and or do you have spark when you hot wire the starter (I know it's hard to check while trying to start it)? You can email me back and I might be able to pinpoint it more.
Posted on Jun 06, 2011
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