My í97 accent GL with manual transmission at 130,000 kilometers
(thatís around 75,000 miles) started giving me problems last winter.
At first it was every couple of months, then every couple of weeks,
then every couple of days. It would turn over, but not catch. I would
have to crank it up to 24 times before it would start. Iíd crank it 6
or 8 times then let it sit for 15 minutes. It would always start
eventually, and when it did it would be fine for 6 or 8 hours or
sometimes overnite. So I took it to a garage near where I work.
Theyíve been around since the 40s and have an excellent reputation. I
normally would have taken it to the hyundai dealer where I bought it,
but they changed owners last year and the new people are shady. The
garage changed my starter, explaining that my starter wasnít turning
fast enough. I took their word for it and picked it up on a friday,
the 19th of august. They charged me $335 canadian dollars. So it
started up saturday and sunday, but monday morning it took 45 minutes
to start it. Tuesday and wednesday it was fine, but thursday morning
it took 12 cranks or so. Let it sit at work for 6 hours and it did it
again, although only 6 cranks started it. Friday and saturday it was
good, didnít drive it sunday and am about to go to work now, so my
fingers are crossed. The garage wants me to leave it with them which
means Iím looking at 30 mile bus trip to work and back. I got a new
battery last fall as well as new spark plugs and wires. Iíve been
reading topics in this forum and other people have been having the
same problem.Itís been suggested that a bad crank sensor is the
problem, but nobody has come back and said that replacing that solved
their problem. Has anybody that went through what Iím going through
fixed the problem? Except for this, my accent has been excellent.
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