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2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan Manual

2000 Hyundai Elantra
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
24 mpg city / 33 mpg hwy
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November 28, 2012, 4:17 pm

Jamy M

Question: what do i do when the car wont start

it did start all of the time, then it just would not start one day, so i sprayed gas into the carb and it started. it was good for a week,then it did it agan. i tryed sprayed gas into the carb agan and it started agan. and it was ok for three days,and it did it agan. so i sprayed gas into the carb agan and now it wont start.

December 1, 2012, 11:02 am

Ron W
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A 2000 doesn't have a carburetor. You are probably spraying gas into the throttle plates which normally only meter air so I wouldn't recommend do that.

From you description, I would suspect either the fuel pump is failing or the fuel filter is plugged. A fuel pressure and flow test can determine which one it is.

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