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#1 Old 03-02-2012, 12:48 PM
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I have acquired a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. For about a month now the car has been working perfectly. The car had a quick start but failed to start with the first crank two days ago. Now the car experiences irregular starting problems. When it is cranked the engine starts. At other times it will not start at all. After an hour it starts and then works perfectly. Then the whole cycle of problem begins. Please I need a solution to this problem.
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USA had pump recall years ago..

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Hi there...

If wondering, I have my eyes set on a 2008 Hyundai Elantra with 26,000 KMs (16,500 miles) that does the same thing. The owner has brought their '08 to the dealer several times and they still cannot find the problem. re: Sometimes it starts right up. But other times (espeically when sitting 4+ hours), its engine cranks and cranks. But, it won't fire up. Then, it fires up - like nothing was wrong with it. NO computer code errors either. Last I heard, their dealer mechanics were going to stop using their computer diagnostic tools and go back to "old school" manual diagnostic methods. For example, when it will NOT start, is there spark? When it will NOT start, is there strong 12V juice going to the fuel pump wires? When it will NOT start, is there fuel pressure (meaning the fuel pump is mechanically working) as well? It's either lack of spark (ignition) or lack of gas (proper pressure). Hopefully, they can diagnos its cold starting problems as well. If not, we're not buying that low KMs/Miles 2008 vehicle.

If / when you do find the starting problems soluton(s) with your 2007 Hyundai Elantra, please advise me ASAP. Perhaps your vehicle has the same start problems as the 2008 Hyundai Elantra (that we have our eye's set on buying). And, I will share the starting problem fix on the '08 Elantra with you...

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Hi pulu1973.

I called the 2008 Elantra owner a few moments ago. After another dealer visit (that makes 4 visits in total) and 4 days later, they found the problem (for its sluggish cold starts). For it, the problem was a sluggish fuel pump. They replaced its fuel pump. Now, it fires / starts under 2 seconds - with hot or cold engine. Been testing it all weekend and day 5 with perfect / consistent starts. Seems the old fuel pump would get stuck in OFF state - when it sat more then 4 hours. When it ran under 4 hour intervals, it would start great. And, it had good fuel pressure as well. But from a cold state (re: sitting for 4+ hours), its pump would sometimes be stuck (in the non working state). Perhaps same "cold start" problem with your 07 Elantra as well?

If wondering, we offered a good price to buy this '08 Elantra (that is now fixed). They are now thinking and will probably "counter off" - in mid price range.

Hope this helps..
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Hi there...

If wondering, I have my eyes set on a 2008 Hyundai Elantra with 26,000 KMs (16,500 miles) that does the same thing. The owner has brought their '08 to the dealer several times and they still cannot find the problem. re: Sometimes it starts right up. But other times (espeically when sitting 4+ hours), its engine cranks and cranks. But, it won't fire up. Then, it fires up - like nothing was wrong with it. NO computer code errors either. Last I heard, their dealer mechanics were going to stop using their computer diagnostic tools and go back to "old school" manual diagnostic methods. For example, when it will NOT start, is there spark? When it will NOT start, is there strong 12V juice going to the fuel pump wires? When it will NOT start, is there fuel pressure (meaning the fuel pump is mechanically working) as well? It's either lack of spark (ignition) or lack of gas (proper pressure). Hopefully, they can diagnos its cold starting problems as well. If not, we're not buying that low KMs/Miles 2008 vehicle.
We're having the exact same issues right now with our 2008 Elantra which has 67,000 kms. Started doing this a few months ago. Seems like 6 out of 10 times, the car wont fire on the first turn of the key. We have to turn the key for 1-2 seconds, let go, wait 1-2 seconds and turn the key again, It almost always fires right away on the second try. I have not noticed wether it starts better within 4 hours of being shut off or not, but I will monitor that over the next few days. I had the battery and altenator tested, both were fine. Mechanic said it didnt think it was the starter, as it SOUNDS like its turning over just fine, but wont fire. I was going to pull the spark plugs and check them, but maybe I too should be looking at the fuel pump!
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I had similar starting issue. Would crank the first time but not start, Always started on the second try though. Turned out to be the receiver coil for the transponder according to the agents.
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Does anyone have diagrams or pics to share, on replacing the fuel pump in a 2007 Elantra 2.0.
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Does anyone have diagrams or pics to share, on replacing the fuel pump in a 2007 Elantra 2.0.
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Nothing special about the job, other than you need appropiate tool to unscrew the pump module retaining ring..

Remove rear seat bottom.. remove that black cover on the floor, unplug tubes and connectors as required to get out of way, unscrew the ring, lift pump module out.

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I checked my records and yes I had to replace the fuel pump sub-assembly as part of a recall in October of 2008. Could be your problem?
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