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2002 Elanta, 125 K miles. Sometimes the car starts up.

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2002 Elanta, 125 K miles. Sometimes the car starts up. othertimes just a click, as if the battery is low, which it is not. What is the most likely or most common cause of this problem...the ignition switch, or the starter relay, or the starter motpr itself?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Hyundai
Expert:  eauto replied 1 year ago.

is the clicking coming from the starter?

Expert:  eauto replied 1 year ago.

sounds like a failed starter by your descripion

Expert:  eauto replied 1 year ago.


  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Remove the speedometer cable and the shift cable.
  3. Disconnect the starter motor connector and terminal.
  4. Remove the starter motor assembly.
  5. Installation is the reverse order of removal