'99 Hyundai Elantra won't start on Fridays

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#1

Last Friday my 99 Hyundai Elantra refused to start after having been off for 5 minutes at a gas station. It would not jump, I had it towed and paid $300 for a new starter. Ran great for a week, and today (a week later) same thing happened. I drove to a restaurant, ate dinner and when I came out it wouldn’t start. When I turn the key nothing happens, although the dashboard lights come on and there is a soft clicking noise coming from around the engine. Did I get a bad starter job or is there something more serious going on here? Anyone had similar problems?


#2

if it’s clicking it’s probably the starter again.i would suggest taking it back to the shop that did the work and have them check it out.


#3

check your battery. Clicking is usually a dead battery


#4

My son’s Mazda pickup wouldn’t start one day. It just clicked. So he went to Advance Auto, got a new starter, and installed it himself. When he turned the key he just got the clicking noise. That’s when he had to break down and finally give me a call.

So I came over, checked his connections. Everything looked okay. But all you got was the clicking. So I attached my jumper cables from my car to his. He turned the key and just got clicking.

So I started my engine and told him to wait a few minutes while we transferred some charge. About three minutes later he turned the key and… his pickup roared to life!

He drove to Advance Auto and bought a new battery. He has had no trouble since. He also now has a perfectly good starter sitting on a shelf in the garage.


#5

A battery’s life is about 4, or 5, or 6 years. If your battery has a few years on it, it could be ready for retirement. Many auto parts stores will do a battery and alternator check for you IN THE CAR. Let them check those.