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Old 07-02-2011, 04:27 PM
Fernie Sanchez Fernie Sanchez is offline
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Default I have a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe that won't crank up.?

The problem started one day when my wife called me and told me that the car wouldn't start. I told her I would be right over. She called me back 5 min later and told me that it had started, but it kind of dragged a little. I told her to drive it to Sam's where they checked it and said the battery was strong but they suggested that it might be a problem with the alarm and security system. I began to use the vehicle and had no problems for about 3 weeks. Then one day the it wouldn't crank up at all. There was power to everything. The lights were bright and the radio worked. I waited for about 15 minutes until it finally cranked right up like as if there was no problem. About a week later it did the same thing except it took about 30 min. Then 2 days later the same thing but it took about an hour. This hhappened three more times but the times went to 3 hrs then 5 hrs until it no longer cranks up. The battery is still strong and it has sat there idle for about a month with no cranking up. There was no clicking sound like when you hear a bad starter or a solenoid switch. I have asked 3 mechanics about the problem and they have no answers. If no one has an answer I guess I'll have to tow it to the dealer that is about 100 miles away. Any ideas?
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