Car won't do anything when you try to start it, happens intermittently, not always.

debss
0

Asked by debss Mar 08, 2013 at 08:32 PM about the 2007 Hyundai Sonata

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hyundai starting problem-simply no action on the ignition switch but power to all other systems appears fine.  Replaced electrical and mechanical side of ignition switch.  Also tore apart and tested all of starter and bought a new battery.  Took to a Hyundai dealership mechanic and they did not have any ideas on problem.  We thought perhaps replacing the key cylinder would finally fix the problem but it appears it not as the problem is starting to occur again.  Not sure what to try next????

7 Answers

judge_roy
Not Active

...at this point am going to have to recommend that you get a copy of the schematic, a set of wire piercers for testing the wires, both when the problem is occuring and when it's not occurring...with the piercers, you don't have to disconnect anything, makin testing a jif-

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
7jimmy7
10,885

theirs a reley for that you know,may have dirty points in relay

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.
judge_roy
Not Active

Jim. dig deeper clue us one or two~

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
mrmoony
2,020

My guess is the starter is being starved of enough amperage. It may, like the rest of the cars electric system be getting some amps along with 12volts, but not enough "juice". If the starter itself has a marginal ground I.e. loose bolts or even a oily mounting flange, it won't allow the current to go through the system.

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
7jimmy7
10,885

bobby you know you could write a book on possibles,and create confusion,look at the simple first! and move thrue

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Michaelocar
20

Could it be worn cylinders in the ignition switch?

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
cma901
0

any updates on this problem? my 2013 sonata is doing the same thing

Your Answer

Related Questions

  • car won't start after you have driven it 5 answers

    once you drive somewhere, car won't start again for an hour, doesn't matter how long or far you went, turns over but won't start and once you try it smells flooded

    2001 Hyundai Sonata

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2012 Hyundai Sonata Accelerating Problem 7 answers

    The car has been doing this since I got the car, brand new. Randomly when I start my car, always when its been sitting overnight or all day, it won't really accelerate. It will slowly but if i give ga...

    2012 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Limited

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • my 06 sonata has started hesitating to start 5 answers

    it turns over, but won't start up, if i turn it to where the gauges power up, it will start right up. I have used pure gas for over 4 years now, but put ethanol in it twice before this started happeni...

    2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1999 Hyundai Sonata - Strange start up issue 4 answers

    This is a bit difficult to describe, but I will do my best. Sometimes, when I start my Sonata, it will shake a lot or feel like it's pulling/jolting. It will do this constant shaking or occasional p...

    1999 Hyundai Sonata

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • sonata 2013, anyone see hesitation when starting out or after slowing and resuming speed at stop 8 answers

    my 2013 sonata hesitates after resuming after stopping at a stop sign or slowing down. its intermittent but about half the time. dealer could not duplicate i was told.

    2013 Hyundai Sonata SE

    -

    General

Sonata
Looking for a Used Sonata in your area?
CarGurus has 48,654 nationwide Sonata listings starting at $1,400.
ZIP:

Search Hyundai Sonata Questions

Hyundai Sonata Experts

#1 James Warner
James Warner
Reputation 490
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 480
#3 Joe Finis Sr.
Joe Finis Sr.
Reputation 350
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Elantra"
719 Great Deals out of 46,959 listings starting at $1,595
Used Honda Accord"
1,407 Great Deals out of 79,793 listings starting at $1,000
Used Kia Optima"
515 Great Deals out of 35,196 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Camry"
2,012 Great Deals out of 76,099 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Altima"
1,730 Great Deals out of 73,784 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Fusion"
1,925 Great Deals out of 72,545 listings starting at $2,995
Used Honda Civic"
891 Great Deals out of 47,674 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Santa Fe"
481 Great Deals out of 22,492 listings starting at $1,989
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,230 Great Deals out of 45,459 listings starting at $990
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,643 Great Deals out of 61,400 listings starting at $1,940
Used Nissan Maxima"
720 Great Deals out of 20,183 listings starting at $946
Used Mazda MAZDA6"
275 Great Deals out of 13,611 listings starting at $1,500
Used Mazda MAZDA3"
523 Great Deals out of 26,878 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Hyundai Sonata For Sale
74 Great Deals out of 8,777 listings starting at $13,977
2013 Hyundai Sonata For Sale
287 Great Deals out of 5,686 listings starting at $12,200
2012 Hyundai Sonata For Sale
167 Great Deals out of 3,461 listings starting at $10,000
2011 Hyundai Sonata For Sale
328 Great Deals out of 5,236 listings starting at $7,766