Elantra only cranks after suddenly shutting off.
My car has 203K Miles on it and today when I left for work, it started up after a few more cranks than normal, sputtered a bit and then stalled. I then went to start it again and it would only crank. The fuel was low, but not empty. Normally, the car will have a hard time starting like that when the fuel is low. It is getting colder and those issue are normally amplified. I will list my recent issues with the car below:
• Speedometer jumps all over the place most of the time. Only under throttle does it fixate on the correct speed.
• Check engine light came on a couple of months ago and it was gas cap related. Also related to the fuel tank charcoal filter. After a couple of full tank fill-ups, it went away.
Now, I checked all of the fuses and belts. I pulled the Fuel Pump relay and smelled it and shook it. The one for AC next to it was the same one, so I put it in place of the fuel pump and went to start the car. It had very little power to crank suddenly. So I went back out and placed the relays back in their respective spots. Then I tried to start the car and it cranked even slower until the battery died it seems and the car now has fast clicks when trying to crank.
I could use some serious help getting this poor girl running again. I was unemployed for about 9 months and recently started a new business that is doing well, but I am still strapped for cash and catching up. I also take care of my father at my home who is sick. So, I cant really afford to throw parts at the car and was hoping someone with a little more knowledge could assist me.