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I have a 2002 Hyundai SantaFe and it won't start all of a…

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I have a 2002 Hyundai...
I have a 2002 Hyundai SantaFe and it won't start all of a sudden. It started and drove great the last time it got parked.
Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Hyundai
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
The vehicle was involved in a front and rear accident. The exhaust system is broken and is currently hanging down. I don't believe this could have an effect on startup. Also what would be the best way to put pag oil back into the system once i R & R the AC condenser ?
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Hyundai Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer! I apologize for the extended wait time you experienced, I've only just come online now and would like to assist you with your question.

There are quite a few things that can cause a no start condition and it's going to require some testing to determine what is wrong. The problem may be wiring damage due to the body damage if it was severe enough, the engine may be disabled by the airbag system, you may have a sensor issue or the engine controller itself may have failed.

Did the airbags or seatbelt pretensioners deploy?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
THE SRS system didn't deployed anything, airbags are intact. The only front end damage is the AC condenser that got pierced and i will be replacing the re bar that is slight bent. The vehicle was driving find until i parked it and let it sit for about 2 months. The battery has 12.8v and is very good.
Hyundai Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Does the fuel pump run when the key is first turned on?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I hear the fuel pump activate when i activate from my scanner only. I tried to listen, but i can't really hear it with turning the key, only with activation from the scanner.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I also don't have any codes.
Hyundai Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Are cam and crank signals present and in sync?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
i don't know how to check for those , but i did think about them.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
isn't there a way that i can test for fuel pressure and spark at the engine ?
Hyundai Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

YOu can test for fuel pressure with a fuel pressure gauge. Your first post said you checked for spark and found none. If that was not true then you do need to check for spark also.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I don't see a fuel rail with a shrader on this engine so i don't know how to test for gas at the engine and is my method correct for testing for spark ?
Hyundai Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

An adapter at the fuel line can be used to connect the gauge.

An adjustable spark tester is the best way to check for spark.

https://www.autozone.com/test-scan-and-specialty-tools/ignition-tester/great-neck-adjustable-ignition-spark-tester/10257_0_0

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
ok be patient with me, tomorrow i will go to Harbor freight and buy these tools. In the mean time i also suspect a a bad computer under the dash in the center of the car.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
what kind of gas adapter should i buy, can you send a link for it on the harbor freight site instead of Autozone
Hyundai Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

This kit would be adaptable to pretty much any vehicle.

https://www.harborfreight.com/master-fuel-injection-pressure-test-kit-62788.html

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
that is out of my budget for now, but i will just say the fuel pump works because i am definitely hearing it activate with my scanner. I am hearing the pump prime because i can control it with an on/off feature from the AUTEL
Hyundai Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

You may hear it running but that doesn't mean it is creating enough pressure to start the engine. Start by addressing spark though.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
ok. i will check it in the day and get back to you. please be patient i will be back soon
Hyundai Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Ok.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
hi, i did not get the time to go to harbor freight yet and i just wanted to let you know that i will still need your help. i will come back as soon as i get the tester
Hyundai Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Ok.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I bought a spark plug tester from harbor freight and the rubber boot is too short and flimsy, it can't go all the way down to connect on the spark plug. Will have to return and buy somewhere else.
Hyundai Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Ok.

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