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AAA 2 jump,but starter bad.Replaced.AAA left off battery terminal cap. Locked radiator fan.No AC.Replaced compressor & drove 4 miles home.AC fuse blew. Then ALT fuse. Replaced, blew again. Pls help

04 Santa Fe 3.5L 110,000 miles all scheduled maintenance performed Burning smell during the time the cap was turning in the rad fan before lodging and locking up AAA also arched battery during their attempt to start, leaving scorch marks. AAA adjuster sees no connection

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I can't see how a battery vent cap could take out your AC compressor.

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Sounds like it might be either the fuel filter or the fuel pump, cause if you ran the tank down, you probably had sludge in the bottom of the tank that you sucked into the engine, you can try using a fuel system cleaner, you may have sucked sludge into the injectors running it, Zmax sells a fuel system cleaner, or there is one called RUN RIGHT, I would try putting some of that in letting it sit a few min then after it sat a few to soak in and break down the sludge, then start the car up, kick your idle up to around 1500 RPM do not go higher then that cause you will damage the engine, try that and see if that works for you, if not then I is probably the fuel pump or filter.
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The starter is not the problem. Replace the engine crank sensor and you should be fine. Unless your battery was at the end of its life it probably just needed to be re-charged. If the crank sensor is bad it will appear to drain your battery so you think its dead but it really isn't. You can start the car by jumping it but when you turn it off it will slow crank again or not at all which makes it seem like a dead battery. The Most likely cause will be the crank sensor.

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