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I have a 2004 Santa fe with the 2.4 motor. I bought it not

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I have a 2004 Santa fe with the 2.4 motor. I bought it not running and it will not get spark. Has fuel, I took the timing cover off and the crank position sensor is new.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Hyundai
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

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I believe I can help on this concern, but I see you have been waiting a long time. I need to know first off do you still need help?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hey Chris yes I still need help. I have no power to either coil. I plugged a good snap on scanner in and cranked for 15 seconds and it gave me no codes. Trying to figure out why I have no spark.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** the wire diagram for this circuit.

At the coil is black wire a good ground?

At the ignition failure sensor, is the pink/black wire powered with the key on?

At the ignition failure sensor is the black wire ground?

At the ignition failure sensor is the tan/black wire powered while cranking?


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Thanks Chris

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
All tests I can answer yes to except voltage while cranking on ignition failure sensor. It has zero volts and one volt while cranking. This test was done with the connector unhooked from the sensor.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Can you do the test for power at the failure sensor again. The failure sensor powers the coil so we need to see what it is plugged up.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
With the connector plugged in there is just under 12 volts with the key on and about 9.5 while cranking. I'm assuming because the battery is a little weak from cranking
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Actually nevermind the tan/black has no voltage while key is on or cranking
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I also have continuity between tan/black to ground at cool plug and ign failure plug. I traced the wire back to the big 11 pin connector that's just behind the valve cover and there is continuity to ground there as well.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Unplug the failure sensor, jump a wire from tan/black to pink/black at that connector.

Is there now key on power to the coil?

Will it now start?

If so then replace the failure sensor.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tried it, no luck.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Since there is now power to the coil from this test and still there is no spark verified occurring. That means its time to see if the computer is getting a CKP signal that is accurate when cranking. If so then check for a ground pulse signal from the computer to the coils.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What would be considered a accurate ckp signal for this car and what will be the way to test coil pulse?
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

A noid light like used to check fuel injector pulse can be used to check coil pulse.

Engine cranking speed is about 250 rpms, the reading would be similar to the CMP reading.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

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Thanks Chris

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Chris, been extremely busy just now getting back to the car. Here's what I have found. My jumper wire I used before must not have been great. I tried jumping the ignition failure sensor again and it started. Also noticed the sensor is new so im guessing something is taking the sensor out, don't want to replace it just to ruin another one. Any thoughts?
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 11 months ago.

Possible causes for a failure sensor to go bad are wiring issues effecting the power and ground to it and feedback from the coils effecting it. You will need to check all this with a new functioning failure sensor on the vehicle.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 11 months ago.

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Thanks Chris