Sign in | Register | My account |

Electrical maybe alternator? Or battery?

Jules Lindberg
0

Asked by Jules Sep 19, 2013 at 10:30 PM about the 1999 Hyundai Accent 2 Dr L Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My battery and emergency brake lights came on but only dimly lit, then the stereo
started turning on and off, then the lights and signals started blinking really fast, then I
lost power steering and the car died. Cleaned off the battery post which had a fair
amount of battery acid on it and recharged the battery. Car ran for two days no
problems and suddenly again  all the same problems showed up. Checked the water in
the battery, everything is good. So now im looking into alternator problems, everything
looks connected fine. I just replaced the alternator in January of 2012 so just over a
year and a half ago. Does anyone know if this sounds like an alternator problem or just
an electrical problem? -Thanks Jules.

1 Answer

judge_roy
Not Active

The battery is like asking your grandpa to take your barbell collection to the attic...in short these days batteries have NO LEAD, but tin/antimony alloy..and only last around five years before they stop accepting a charge....10% per year is what the Engineers say...so get a NEW battery...when you do grab a coarse wirebrush and take off the lug at the end of the black cable, the one that attaches to the fender/ground/chassis and wirebrush that spot too...till shiny and happy to take on a 300 amp connection...more amps = fatter wires...else the wire will start welding and turn red setting everything on fire~! so clean the cable end to the chassis...this will restore grounding to the fuel pump, the ignition and the ECU~

Your Answer

Related Questions

  • Could a short in the wiper motor cause my alternator to die? 8 answers

    I bought a brand new alternator two months ago, the battery now wont hold a charge, and the alternator doesn't work. The wipers haven't worked for a few months, previously they wouldn't turn off u...

    1999 Hyundai Accent 2 Dr L Hatchback

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why wont my car start after changing the alternator 2 answers

    I replaced the battery and the alternator and it still wont start

    2005 Hyundai Accent GLS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have a 2001 hyundai accent gl 1.6 crank no start 1 answer

    , and I just replaced the fuel pump and filter, replaced the cam sensor i turn the key and i hear the IAC clicking, I dont wanna through a 200 IAC sensor at it, before i can test to confirm. but i d...

    2001 Hyundai Accent GL

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Check Engine Light 26 answers

    My car sputters and the CHECK ENGINE LIGHTS goes on and off intermittently.

    Hyundai Accent

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Does anyone know where the alternator is located on a 2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS? 2 answers

    My car won't start unless I jump start the battery, then it only stays charged for a limited time. So I bought a brand new battery and the vehicle stayed charged overnight and then was dead this morni...

    2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Hyundai Accent Questions

Hyundai Accent Experts

#1 dvigano
dvigano
Reputation 670
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 240
#3 Mike Bonnell
Mike Bonnell
Reputation 190
View All