My car won't start or crank

Asked by Sep 12, 2017 at 04:30 PM about the 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car won't start the battery was ran dead
charged it and it won't crank or click or
anything lights all work but stereo don't and
the dinger don't either it started fine before it
went dead any suggestions?

2 Answers


Often when batteries die they can short out the terminal wires to starter power wire and/or frame ground wire may be bad. Check your fuses under dash & hood for bad fuses to get the radio & dinger going. Look for bad battery terminal wires & terminal connectors to battery for corrosion, melted looking, frayed ect, sometimes the insulation hides the true condition of the internal wire, also have the battery load tested and alternator if battery died while driving or running the engine, May try to use a jumper box to crank it up or jumper cables.


Other possible issues is the ignition switch or Starter solenoid, basically the starter and solenoid as most often they are replaced as a unit.

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