2009 Hyundai Santa Fe won't start.

Asked by Aug 12, 2016 at 03:23 PM about the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Dash lights work and vehicle makes clicking sound but won't crank.  
Replaced battery--same result.  Tested 12V Starter Relay--good.  Will start
with a jump, but won't start again after.  Tried everything I've read---starting
in N---shifting in and out of park, etc.  Previous answers are confusing as
I've read everything from the ignition, the starter, the alternator and read
that folks have replaced all of them and still have a problem.  Anyone
successfully overcome this issue?

2 Answers

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you said it starts when you jump it. when you jump it are the jumper cables hooked to the battery cables or is there a separate point of contact for jump starting? if there is a separate point away from the battery where you jump it from most likely you have a broken or corroded battery cable but if you jump it while connected to the battery cable where it meets the battery its gonna be a loose or very weak contact with the cables and the battery maybe even some corrosion, which could cleaned up by taking the cables off the battery and cleaning both sides properly then putting them back together

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Thank you for the response. It was the starter. Replaced the starter and it's been fine so far.

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