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Why Won'T It Start

February 8, 2013 about Hyundai Sonata

Sometimes I turn the key and it won't start. I'm in park, all the dash lights go on... but nothing will crank over. I run through the gears. Rub the key on my fleece. Wait. And then eventually it will start. I took it back to the dealership. They couldn't find anything wrong so they couldn't fix it. I've seen the issue on Google and people have different voodoo solutions. But it's still a mystery. A pain in the neck mystery. Other than that, great car.

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February 11, 2013 by Battery?

Old car battery? Not turning the key far enough?

March 7, 2013 by .

I've had this problem with my car too (97 Sable) and despite having the mechanic look it over at least four times this year alone, no dice. We replaced the battery twice, disabled some faulty electrical connections... these things just happen I guess :/

March 7, 2013 by Key itself

Does your key have a chip on it? If so, it might not be working right. Try it for a while with a spare key and see if it makes any difference

April 1, 2013 by Ibrahim

Most likely reosan is the is bad, just because the radio will come on doesn't mean the battery is good.A starter requires more juice(amperage) than anything else on the car. Once you replace the battery or install a known good battery and the problem still exists. Make sure all battery connections are good. Now with someone holding the key in start position check for battery voltage on the S terminal on the starter. If you see battery voltage.. replace the starter. If there is no voltage, trace the wiring back through the neutral switch and ignition switch.

April 1, 2013 by Ibrahim

Most likely reosan is the is bad, just because the radio will come on doesn't mean the battery is good.A starter requires more juice(amperage) than anything else on the car. Once you replace the battery or install a known good battery and the problem still exists. Make sure all battery connections are good. Now with someone holding the key in start position check for battery voltage on the S terminal on the starter. If you see battery voltage.. replace the starter. If there is no voltage, trace the wiring back through the neutral switch and ignition switch.

April 1, 2013 by Ibrahim

Most likely reosan is the is bad, just because the radio will come on doesn't mean the battery is good.A starter requires more juice(amperage) than anything else on the car. Once you replace the battery or install a known good battery and the problem still exists. Make sure all battery connections are good. Now with someone holding the key in start position check for battery voltage on the S terminal on the starter. If you see battery voltage.. replace the starter. If there is no voltage, trace the wiring back through the neutral switch and ignition switch.

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