I know this is a reoccuring theme on this site. It actually appears to be the most popular topic in this forum. My situation is similar to the one posted just a few days ago. Here it is ...
I have a 2002 Hyundai Accent GSI with the 1.6L. It won't start. Over the last month or so I noticed that I had to"double" start the car to get it running. By double start, I mean I would crank the engine a few times, stop it and then crank it again. It always fired to lifewith the second turn of the key. To me this sympton is similar to the failing fuel pressure regulators I used to have in my Volvos ... the fuel would drain back to the tank after the car was parked and you had to crank the engine for a bit so the pump could fill the linesback up.That was the first symptom.
I went out to the car yesterday and low and beholdit didn't start. I pulled the plugs after cranking the engine. There was fuel on the tips of the plugs so I can't blame it on a pump or clogged filter. I changed the filter anyway to be safe. Then Ichecked for a spark at the plugs ... no spark. I replaced the coil packs (both), wires and plugs. I had them anyway, so I had nothing to loose. Still no spark.
My next step was www.hmaservice.com
. I tested the crank position sensor. Both connector leads checked were o.k. (i.e. no short to ground). The resistance in the sensor was 0.861 k ohms. The shop manual says it should be between 0.4 and 0.6 ohms. If it is outside that range it says to replaced it. So I went out bought a new one from the dealer. I opened the packaging and tested the resistance ... 0.869 k ohms! You gotta be kidding me. So the hmaservice bulletin is wrong. I ended up installing the new one anyway (because you can't return opened electronics). No change ... still no spark.
I then tested the camshaft position sensor according to the hmaservce.com procedures. IT checked out. I checked all of the ECU fuses. They are o.k.
Any other ideas? You help is greatly appreciated. It seems that 9/10 times this problems is solved by replacing the crank position sensor. I couldn't find any posts that go beyond where I am now.
Thanks in advance!