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    1st RubenX(TM) Mechanic Adventure/Mystery of 2012 (waka waka click click click)

    Yesterday morning I tried to start the Hyundai and it cranked for like a second (waka waka), but then stop cranking and made a "click click click" sound. I thought it was the battery so I took it out and got it tested... battery is good. Put battery back in and tried again. It made *one* waka, then just click click click.

    "The starter must be bad" I thought. Took the starter/solenoid assembly out and got it tested at the auto-shop... starter runs just fine. Came back and installed the assembly back in, turned the key and just "click click click", no waka, let alone a single puff.

    At this point I said "Oh crap, Engine must be seized/stuck" and called a mechanic to take a look. Guy comes in and says, the click comes from the solenoid so, solenoid is good. He uses a jumper cable from the battery to the Starter's "connector" and voila..."waka waka puf puf puf broom... brooom", and the car started.

    I then checked the battery terminal. Looked good outside but the inside was rusted, right where the starter's cable comes in... sounds like that's it. On my way now to get a new connector. :\
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    I don't understand how your battery terminal became so rusty...
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    Me neither. I could swear mine's copper and lead...
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    My first quess would have been bad battery and then bad wiring. The stuff they use these days is not very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    I don't understand how your battery terminal became so rusty...
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    Me neither. I could swear mine's copper and lead...

    It's a Hyundai, guys!!

    Probably corroded is the correct word. But I could have told you THAT Ruben! Next time just call me, okay? Geeze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    Yesterday morning I tried to start the Hyundai and it cranked for like a second (waka waka), but then stop cranking and made a "click click click" sound. I thought it was the battery so I took it out and got it tested... battery is good. Put battery back in and tried again. It made *one* waka, then just click click click.

    "The starter must be bad" I thought. Took the starter/solenoid assembly out and got it tested at the auto-shop... starter runs just fine. Came back and installed the assembly back in, turned the key and just "click click click", no waka, let alone a single puff.

    At this point I said "Oh crap, Engine must be seized/stuck" and called a mechanic to take a look. Guy comes in and says, the click comes from the solenoid so, solenoid is good. He uses a jumper cable from the battery to the Starter's "connector" and voila..."waka waka puf puf puf broom... brooom", and the car started.

    I then checked the battery terminal. Looked good outside but the inside was rusted, right where the starter's cable comes in... sounds like that's it. On my way now to get a new connector. :\
    Ahhhhhh, from your cars battery to the starter, I thought I read from his battery to the starter. Ignore above post.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    It's a Hyundai, guys!!

    Probably corroded is the correct word. But I could have told you THAT Ruben! Next time just call me, okay? Geeze.
    Incorrect Siu,not a Hyundai issue.
    The Rubester lives by saltwater/ocean breezes and smart mechanics put grease /vasoline on battery cable connections,even at the block.

    Time to lube things up Rubster
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    There is a good chance Rube tried to drive back to PR for iguana meat and incurred some saltwater damage.
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    :SMACK: for the Rube for not tracing the short with a volt/amp-meter according to the procedure in the
    "Haynes Manual"he bought.
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    ruben needs a steam powered car, or a horse and carriage. Would love to see what the contents of a RubenX™ waka waka puf puf thread would contain were he to have a horse and buggy.

    On second thought, not sure I would LOVE it, but I would read it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    :SMACK: for the Rube for not tracing the short with a volt/amp-meter according to the procedure in the
    "Haynes Manual"he bought.
    Yeah... I know... It's step one on the Manual :\ Oh well, replaced terminal... waka waka puf puf broom... success. I change the spark plugs too, like half the noises went away... still weak and very rough when starting (even for a Hyundai). But it's running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    ruben needs a steam powered car, or a horse and carriage. Would love to see what the contents of a RubenX™ waka waka puf puf thread would contain were he to have a horse and buggy.

    On second thought, not sure I would LOVE it, but I would read it.
    The horse would get shot down there,too big of a target.
    A steam engine would blow up every summer in Wintergarden.
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    Have you ever thought of checking out the Car Free Living forum? Just the threat might straighten up that Hyundai.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Have you ever thought of checking out the Car Free Living forum? Just the threat might straighten up that Hyundai.
    It's all commies in there.
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    ^ And probably try to make me eat veggies.
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    ...along with other things.
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    Try it now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    Yesterday morning I tried to start the Hyundai and it cranked for like a second (waka waka), but then stop cranking and made a "click click click" sound. I thought it was the battery so I took it out and got it tested... battery is good. Put battery back in and tried again. It made *one* waka, then just click click click.
    So exactly how was this battery tested? Those digital-testers at auto-parts stores are useless as they don't really apply any load to the battery. Just about as useless as testing it with a voltmeter.

    The true test of a battery's power-output is total CCA or watts output under full load. This means short-circuiting the +positive to the -negative terminals with some triple-naught cabling and measuring the current-flow. It's doubtful that you have an meter that can measure +500amps, so the next best thing is to measure the voltage-drop when you're cranking the car. Need an assistant to crank the car while you monitor the battery-voltage with the voltmeter. Here are some states you want to see:

    1. A full-charged battery just off the charger will be in the +14.0-14.4v range
    2. A rested battery state (stabilized after +6hrs) will be in the 12.6-12.8v range
    3. cranking voltage while the starter is engaged should be AT LEAST 9.5-10v for a good battery, anything less shows a worn-out battery with questionable life left.

    So, charge up your battery to 14v, then let it sit for +6hrs and see what it's voltage is. Then measure voltage when your assistant engages the starter. These three pieces of data will give you a lot of information that will save you a tonne of time and headaches in running around. Also, auto batteries are ancient-tech; would be good idea to carry one of these new Lithium batteries in your glove box. Heck, the 1-lb battery I have in my motorcycle will start a V8 engine in sub-zero temps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    Incorrect Siu,not a Hyundai issue.
    The Rubester lives by saltwater/ocean breezes and smart mechanics put grease /vasoline on battery cable connections,even at the block.

    Time to lube things up Rubster
    I seem to hear of a LOT of Korean vehicles having wiring problems. Your advice is sound though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    I don't understand how your battery terminal became so rusty...
    It probably got wet from being splashed on the kitchen table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    It's all commies in there.
    Not to mention the dateless losers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by waynesworld View Post
    I seem to hear of a LOT of Korean vehicles having wiring problems. Your advice is sound though.
    Puertoricans are to blame on this one. The original battery terminal broke years when I was using an appropriate tool (a hammer) to take it out. I replace it with cheap one. The big starter cable (o gauge I think) comes into the terminal and bare copper wires are sandwiched in between 2 metal plates that are bolted together. Dirt collects between the wires, humidity collects on the dirt, corrosion happens.

    I should have installed a proper cable connector, soldered, and then put that on the terminal... something like this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Not to mention the dateless losers...
    I resemble that remark.

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