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2002 Hyundai Elantra Electrical Issue

zooba72zooba72 Posts: 1
edited January 2016 in Hyundai
Hello Everyone,

I'm hoping someone can provide an opinion on an issue that I'm having with my 2002 Hyundai Elantra. Yesterday, my car died completely soon after starting it up. When I turned the wheel, the lights were dimming and then it finally died and couldn’t be restarted… There was no power at all. After a couple of minutes It started back up and ran fine for about 5 minutes and died again; and I believe it was a hard turn of the wheel that caused it. It appears that any large draw on the battery, lights, steering pump, etc… causes the car to stall. Alternator belt is spinning and the battery connections seem tight. I jumped the car this morning and it started right up, but died again after driving it for a few minutes. It’s almost behaving like an intermittent battery connection or something like that. I connected an OBD scanner and it didn’t indicate any issues.

One other piece of information – I recently used my car to jump my boat battery which was completely dead (actually is might have been defective). I tried starting the boat for about 2 or 3 minutes before giving up. It’s seems very coincidental that this problem is occurring immediately following that incident. I’m wondering whether I fried something. I know that my battery is old and the alternator has never been replaced. The battery was showing about 12v with a multi-meter. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Thank you
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