any sticky relasy problems?

Asked by Sep 12, 2013 at 12:41 PM about the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My batt. went dead and when I connected the charger it drew a  strong arc and I heard a relay chattering when I connected the charger to the battery. After I poked around, trying to determine what the problem was, it stopped and I charged the battery and it has been OK since.

3 Answers

Ok, cool. It's okay now. How can we help you?

21,985

Nice that there are no problems, but you are just really lucky- you can mess up a modern car's electrical system by not connecting chargers or battery cables correctly, in the right order- worse, MUCH WORSE, a battery can explode in a your face throwing acid all over the face and into the eyes- could ruin your day- next time, don't be messin' around with batteries if you don't understand the procedures or the consequences

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

I have seen that happen. Guy learned the hard way...I don't like name calling and saying he was stupid, but let's put it this way: he did a stupid thing. Opening caps to check electrolytes with a cigarette hanging from lips, I feel bad for the dude he is literally scarred for life. The H ignited less than 6 inches from his face, he is blind in one eye to boot. I was there, in the shop. horrible

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • ignition coil problem 3 answers

    engine light goes on, number 3 cyl not firing. disconnected battery, engine light goes out. a good month later 2 cyl not firing, just disconneceted battery waiting on result. is it a ignition coil ro...

    2004 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • my 2005 Elantra has a transaxle problem- has there been a recall at all? 1 answer

    When the car is turned on in the morning, there is a whoosing noise, as if the water is going back and forth. Then I started to hear a noise as I slowed down, or took my foot off the brake. My broth...

    2005 Hyundai Elantra

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • having problems filling the fuel tank 2 answers

    fuel dispensing nozzle keeps shutting off while trying to fill tank

    2001 Hyundai Elantra

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2000 Hyundai Elantra GL Diesel problem 1 answer

    Hi. I have a 2000 Hyundai Elantra GL Diesel and recently I've been having some problems. During a long driver hauling a heavily loaded trailer I've noticed a large amount of black smoke coming from t...

    2000 Hyundai Elantra

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Door ajar chime 4 answers

    Does the 2014 Elantra Limited have a door ajar chime when you open the door? I've only had my car two days - I don't remember it chiming every time I opened the door the first day, but it's doing it ...

    2014 Hyundai Elantra Limited

    -

    General

Elantra

Looking for a Used Elantra in your area?

CarGurus has 52,575 nationwide Elantra listings starting at $1,499.

ZIP:

Search Hyundai Elantra Questions

Hyundai Elantra Experts

#1 pittgirl
pittgirl
Reputation 1,990
#2 Carrie Shelton
Carrie Shelton
Reputation 1,370
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,080
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Sonata
774 Great Deals out of 51,051 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Civic
657 Great Deals out of 88,604 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Corolla
785 Great Deals out of 73,830 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Camry
1,002 Great Deals out of 90,919 listings starting at $650
Used Honda Accord
812 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Hyundai Accent
187 Great Deals out of 12,506 listings starting at $1,295
Used Nissan Altima
1,030 Great Deals out of 81,564 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Cruze
882 Great Deals out of 75,037 listings starting at $2,991
Used Kia Optima
459 Great Deals out of 29,999 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Focus
539 Great Deals out of 57,171 listings starting at $1,095
Used Mazda MAZDA3
229 Great Deals out of 31,862 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Sentra
480 Great Deals out of 54,266 listings starting at $900
Used Hyundai Elantra GT
34 Great Deals out of 2,732 listings starting at $8,291
Used Kia Forte
189 Great Deals out of 18,959 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Fusion
1,120 Great Deals out of 83,260 listings starting at $998

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Hyundai Elantra GLS For Sale
45 listings starting at $8,450
2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS For Sale
75 Great Deals out of 2,252 listings starting at $4,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.