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starter engages randomly

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Old 07-06-2013, 07:48 PM
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09 Sonata, 5 speed, 4 cylinder 72K miles

Over the last few weeks I have had instances where the starter engages randomly for a monent or two as I am shifting. It seems as though I may have a problem with my ignition switch. It only engages during a shift since that is when the clutch is in.

Is this considered drivetrain and therefore covered under warantee?
 
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:05 PM
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It is definitely a screwed up ignition switch. When I release the key, after starting, the starter remains engaged. If I twist it counter clockwise a bit, it disengages. It really is annoying and when my wife drives it, she has issues and I am concerned that I will end up knocking teeth off the flywheel if it is not fixed soon.

Is the ignition switch considered "drivetrain"? I hope so as that would be covered by warranty.

If not, how difficult is it to change? If I must replace it, can I keep the same key?
 
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:05 AM
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The ignition would be covered under the 5y/60k mile warranty. So it's not covered anymore. If you don't want to go to a dealer, I'd suggest going to a locksmith that deals with automobile locks.
 

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Old 07-11-2013, 05:58 PM
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that's what I figured. Oh well.

how difficult is it to remove? does it take specialty tools?

maybe it is best to just let a locksmith do it.
 
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:25 AM
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Components


1. Steering wheel
2. Key lock assembly
3. Dust cover assembly
4. Universal joint assembly
5. Steering column shaft mounting bolt
6. Steering colum shaft assembly
7. Tilt lever
8. Steering column lower shroud
9. Multifunction switch
10. Clock spring
11. Steering column upper shroud



1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.

2. Remove the crash pad side cover (A).



3. Remove the ignition switch (A) after loosening the screw and disconnecting the 6P connector.



4. Remove the key warning switch and key illumination lamp (A) after loosening the screws and disconnecting the 6P connector.



5. If it is necessary to remove the key lock cylinder (A), Remove the key lock cylinder (A) after pushing lock pin (B) with key ON.



6. Installation is the reverse of removal procedure.
 
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