2006 Tucson 67000 miles battery and brake lights flickerlike a loose connection when i hit a bump, sometimes it doesnt happen for a week,, and car seems to lose and gain power when they flicker started 3 weeks ago, today a hot smell cameout of the AC vents. I turned off the ac drove @ 4 miles home, with the motor running I could hear a clinky sort of rattle under the car before I turned the engine off AGHHHH I ve had this vehicle 2 monthsI am extremely financially limited...lisa
Country: United StatesMake: HyundaiModel: TucsonYear: 2006
checked all fluids..cleaned the erosion off the battery posts which were corroded when i bought the vehicle and Prayed MUCH
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I believe this is going to be ok
BJUt we need to check connections at other ends of battery cables. you can use old sand paper to clean them and make sure they are tight. at the starter alternator and the neg ground on vehicle just follow from neg cable to end on vehicle.
do you have an understanding of my problem
\Yes the clinky sort of rattle sounds like a cat convertor issue if it does it in park or drive when at a stop.
if its while over bumps or turning right or left let me know. But the baffles can come loose in there. and you have two options
one is to check that your cat convertor is still under warranty as most emission parts have a 8 year 80,000 mile warranty.
if it doesnt you can replace it your self or have the baffle cut out of there.
having it cut out is cheaper
getting back to battery and brake lights? is this the warning lamps on gauges ?
charging syst warning lights and aparking brake/brake fluid level both flicker at the same time
Ok have you filled fluid for brakes?
the car headlights kind of lose strength and there is sometimes a humming inside the dash board
brake fluid level looks fine from what i can tell.
Ok then I bet your charging is the issue.
Here is the thing to do .
since you are low on funds for just buying the car go to auto zone and have charging test done as its free. Do make sure all connections are clean as can be and tight at starter alternator and ground on vehicle as I have said.
Auto zone usually will have an employee that will take you onder their wing and guide you in a way that is cost affective.
and if you cant do work your self they can recommend lots of friends that can do the work cheaper. If you plan on dong any work your self I can help with procedures online and they can point things out.
You may have a bad alternator though
and thats what is having all the lights flicker
I bet you have a loose connection that can be cleaned though. Lets hope for the best case scenario.
ok i can definitely do that relating tocharging test...however I am concerned about the strong smell from the ac and the clinking noise..is it safe to drive?
The clincking noise tell me more about that.
when does it happen?
I have taken my past deceased dodge caravan to a reputable repair guy but I was concerned that it need s to be a Hyundai dealership which will be very expensive. Im a 58 yr old widow and thot i had just purchased a wonderful vehicle now i am very concerned
your repair guy can still work on this to an extent .
tell me when it clinks
clinking occured today i noticed it avbout 4 miles after the smell, when i pulled in to kroger s,,engin hot gauge was in the middle but not moving toward too hot but engine smelled hot i looked under the hood
was it clinking when in park?
i first thot of throwing a rod cause it hapened on a previous vehicle..i was very concerned to drive
yes in park
and do you think it was clinking light metal expanding and moving
not quite sure.. more like little piece of metal dragging or tapping other metal
You may have a muffler dragging
there are heat shields around certain things like starters and things that may have come loose as they are just pieces of tin to get in between the heat
muffler not dragging just ran out and crawled under the back n felt aroun.. nothing feels loose
so that may not be much. the smell of burning is worring me and I would make sure you dont have a blower motor that is burnt up which could clinck if blower fan is rattleing. so have the auto zone guy kinda smeel as see what he thinks and hears.
I bet you can find a nice person in there.
ok daniel. so as best as you can guess, i could still drive to autozone and/or to hte repair place which is 2 miles away and not do major damage.. just your estimation ,,wont hold you to it
I think you will be fine once it cools down.
and watch gauges
I so much appreciate your patience with my concern and helping me work thro the problems as i see them I have a grasp of wher to start tomorrow Youre a great answer man!! Lisa
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