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My hyundai is a '02 elantra. Turn the key and all

My hyundai is a '02 elantra. Turn the key and all lights work and fuel pump hums but nothing. I tried to jump start and failed. It push starts really easy and have been driving the car for 2 weeks this way. I just park where its easy to push start. I put in a new starter with no luck. I have tried holding the clutch at different points while starting and nothing.

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  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2010

    You suggested that I test the relay and here are my findings. I have power to the main cable to the starter but there is no power from the starter relay to the starter. I tore into the fuse box next to the battery and pulled the starter relay and did some testing but I need help translating test results to find the problem. The starter relay has 4 legs that plug into the fuse box. As you are standing at the left tire looking in the engine compartment the back leg is the power coming from the battery and it is hot. The front leg goes to the starter and is not hot (obviously). The left leg is a thin guage black wire that goes into the wire harness off to who knows where. The right leg is a thin guage grey wire and it goes underneath the fuse box and back up again into a collection of wires that plug into the top of the fuse box then you can follow the grey wire into a harness that goes through the firewall and into the dash. With a helper seated in the drivers seat trying to start the car I tested the right leg to see if there was any volts at all coming into the relay from the dash and nothing. I don't know if there is suppose to be power there or not. I am guessing that there should be some sort of power coming from the ignition to move the points inside of the relay to complete the circuit to the solenoid????? Or am I wrong there. Also I checked to see if there was a broken circuit from the left to right legs on the relay and that is a complete circuit. At this point my gut feeling is that the relay is good and the problem may be in the ignition switch. Could the switch be broken so that when you turn the key on the power that should be going to the relay is not leaving the ignition?? Any help will be very appreciated.

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2010

    BTW I just wanted to add how this was resoved. I ended up pulling the relay out completely and ran 2 wires through the firewall and into the dash and hooked them up with a ground to a switch that is now on my dash. Waa Laa I have a push button start that bypasses the clutch pedal switch and ignition bull crap. So far it works great.



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Check the starter relay.

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  • henryj1953 Jan 30, 2010

    You were right. The Black wire is ground. The Hot wire is supposed to be the One that you found no voltage is the lug that should go to the starter Solenoid. So.. when the switeh is activated there should be current flow to the relay to make it trip sending the "HOT" current to the starter. Neutral safety switch and/or the clutch pedal switch would be the "interrupter". One other scenario,,,,,,, ANTI-theft. I haven't personally worked on KIA or Hyundai electrical,,, but its always possible they use 'negative' to interrupt. Make sure 1 of the relay lugs does have the ground side of power.



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