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All right guys, I need some help. There I was, driving to a job interview of all things, when My 2002 Santa Fe completely cut out on me with no warning while I was driving. It took me a second to even realize that it had turned off. I coasted over to the shoulder and I haven't been able to start it since. It trys to turn over but will not fire up. any feedback would be extremely appreciated. It is a 4 cylinder, 5 speed manual trans. The oil is fine and it has a full tank of gas.
 

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welcome to the forums :00000732:

there could be a number of causes, the most likely being a broken camshaft belt (what's the mileage? has the belt been changed?) also there could be problems such as no fuel (pump or relay faults) or camshaft sensor etc.

it needs to be diagnosed by someone who knows what there are doing, report back when you have more information
 

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QUOTE (Montego @ May 26 2010, 12:19 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=326616
welcome to the forums :00000732:

there could be a number of causes, the most likely being a broken camshaft belt (what's the mileage? has the belt been changed?) also there could be problems such as no fuel (pump or relay faults) or camshaft sensor etc.

it needs to be diagnosed by someone who knows what there are doing, report back when you have more information




I understand that, I just wanted to try and eliminate the more simple things that I could possibly do myself by process of elimination. Because it will not even start, it will take me well over $100 just to have it towed to the nearest shop. I obviously, didn't expect anyone to give me cure but, perhaps, just help me eliminate the minor things that could be wrong.
 

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QUOTE (avadore @ May 26 2010, 12:41 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=326623
I understand that, I just wanted to try and eliminate the more simple things that I could possibly do myself by process of elimination. Because it will not even start, it will take me well over $100 just to have it towed to the nearest shop. I obviously, didn't expect anyone to give me cure but, perhaps, just help me eliminate the minor things that could be wrong.



It has 130+K miles and I hadn't had a chance to any maintenance on it as I only purchased this car used two months ago.
 

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Sounds to me like your timing belt has broken as it would have been due for its second replacement at 120,000. I would not try to start the car again because if the belt is in fact broken, you're only risking further damage. I would have it towed either to a Hyundai dealer or a reputable local mechanic and have it checked out. Also bear in mind that the 4-cylinder engine has a balance shaft belt which will also need to be replaced.
 

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Lots of possible, and you not going to like this one.....

4cylinder.... lots of miles.... possible balance shaft belt broke, and the remains get caught in the steel rotor at front of motor, the rotor ears bend, and bust the crank position sensor.. seen it tooo many times..

Also the belt remnants get caught in the timing belt and get between the timing belt and crank cog, and will allow the timing belt to skip right out of time by however many teeth it gets away with. Possible teeth fell off timing belt and skipped out of time.. all you can do is replace the belts, crank sensor, rotor, and see if it runs... got away with a couple... had 1 the fella was doing 70+ he claims, the balance belt broke, and the insides of engine grenaded big time, pulled the spark plugs, look down in, seen crank pin.. exhaust manifold full of valve faces, guide chunks, piston chunks that fit through the vavle seats..

Don't try to start the engine, get the upper cover off and verify belt timing last week..

The first pic is of the balance belt broken, see it all bunched up, and the 2 eared rotor is mangled, and the sensor is broken, you can see the 3 electric strips inside it

The second pic is cleaned up, ready for some assemble

Third pic is assembled, note the balance belt in place, the new rotor, and the new crank sensor... this customer got back on the road with a timing belt -balance belt and sensor replace,,,, could have been a lot worse
 

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QUOTE (lovemysantafe @ May 26 2010, 04:56 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=326703
Sounds to me like your timing belt has broken as it would have been due for its second replacement at 120,000. I would not try to start the car again because if the belt is in fact broken, you're only risking further damage. I would have it towed either to a Hyundai dealer or a reputable local mechanic and have it checked out. Also bear in mind that the 4-cylinder engine has a balance shaft belt which will also need to be replaced.




well you were right...I towed it to a shop and it is the timing belt and the balance shaft belt. @It will be $550 to be able to drive again :(


Thanks for the help!
 

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I have a 2002 Hyundai Santa fe will not start what so ever I replace the ALT A120 fuse what was damage and still nothing any suggestions...I also tried to boost it after I replace the fuse and still nothing can anyone help?
 
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