car wont start

Asked by Sep 04, 2007 at 01:35 PM about the 2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

car overheated,replaced thermostate,ratiator and head gasket,it is very hard to start it sounds and idles fine but cannot get a restart.

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Hi Francis ... You didn't say the magic word ... Warped head. Did you have the integrity of the head checked. Even one moderately severe overheating can warp it fairly easily. Have the head checked out before you spend another cent on it. Good luck!

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I have replaced head gasket and had heads done. The car starts fine when it is cold but when it is warm it does not want to start. Let it cool down 15-20 minutes and it started. When you first turn the key when warmed up it sound like it wants to start but then just turns over.

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I had a friend with a car that did the same thing. It was his starter. Dont know all your details, but maybe you have the same problem??

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