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My 1996 hyundai is in good condition. It has only done 60,000 miles. It has a new battery and is serviced regularly. However, I am having problems starting it. One day it is fine and the next it will not start. There is no pattern to it. I can drive the car to work and then at the end of the day, it will not start again. The engine turns over but it will not start. On several occasions, it has had to be pushed to get it started and then it is fine! Help please!

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  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    i have the same problem. mine is a 96 accent with 96,000 on it.

  • abelcher Nov 20, 2008

    I had the same problem come to find out.... there is a short from my left (10a, red) fuse 5, in the interior of the car. Keep the car running and keep the fuse out and next time u start the car... if it runs you know there is a short insome of the wires directly from that fuse... that's as far as i got. but good luck (the fuse will turn off ur radio, overhead light, and instrument cluster: the RPM n Fuel n temp gauges.)



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Check the ign fuse under the hood in the fuse box by the battery. I had /have the same problem . I checked the fuse, made sure it was not blown or loose and it started right away.

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I had the same problem i found it to be losse fuses

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My key to the ignition tends to have a loose contact, probably due to wear and tear. when inserted to the ignition, i lift the key up or down, depending, and swicth it. It works dat way with my 1996 hyundai accent. hope it works with your car.

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Ignition systems can vary in configuration but operate on the same principal. Ignition systems can consist of a coil, pick up coil, crank angle sensor, cam angle sensor, spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, ignition rotor and a distributor and any variations of these components.
See a basic Ignition System Testing Video

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    Inspect also for Vacuum Leaks:
    Inspect your engine vacuum hoses for tears or ruptures.
    If vacuum from the
    engine is allowed to leak it will cause a lean mixture causing the engine to
    crank excessively before start up, replace any broken or cracked vacuum lines
    with new and recheck system.


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SOURCE: Hi, what does the scheduled 60 000 miles service

Usually, a big service would include a cam-belt change and retiming, brake fluid top up, coolant level check, new oil filter, oil change, new pollen filter, new air filters and a general inspection. This should be no different for an Aston Martin :)

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