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Hello,

I have a 2004 Elantra XD sedan with a 2.0L Beta engine (automatic).
The interior is totally stripped out
(Happy to answer unrelated questions about my car until I get this "no-starting" issue solved)
(And yes! it's Right-Hand drive).

The car cranks as seen from the video (attached in the link below). I have another vehicle jump starting it as the battery is dead.
Once the car is turned on, the lights illuminate on the gauge cluster with the absence of the CHECK ENGINE light.
The fuel pump can also be heard priming in the video (attached in the link below), so I am not concerned with the fuel delivery in this car.
Although, I may inspect that further If I can't find any other solutions.

From this, I am led to believe that there may be an issue with the ECU getting power, which is the reason the check engine light does not appear and relating to the ignition to not create spark. The car also has new fuel in the tank.

The car has been sitting for a while, approximately a year without being started.

-car started and drove (just fine) beforehand

The car now has…
  • no check engine light
  • no spark
  • the fuel pump primes though

I would really appreciate If group members could open the link to my YouTube video showcasing the issue, in the following link ( Elantra XD starting issue - YouTube ). This video shows me trying to start the car and the fuel pump priming, which can be heard although, may be difficult to hear over the other car idling in the background.

If anyone has encountered this problem of not being able to start the car, please let me know how to fix it. I would really like to get this Elantra going.


Thanks,


Elantra XD starting issue - YouTube
(^^^this is another link to the same video)

UPDATE:

ECU works, just getting no spark. Believe it to be ignition coils (hopefully).
 

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You need to use an OBD2 scanner, it's not uncommon for the bulb for check engine to burn out if it's been on alot. If you don't want to buy one, you could unplug the map/maf sensor and it will run rich, but it will throw a code. If you do that and it doesn't turn the check engine light on, then you know the bulb is burned out and you need to read the codes. But also I have no idea what is going on with your car because it's striped down. Are you rebuilding this car or what? I'm confused how your seemingly rebuilding a car without the ability to diagnose a simple issue unless you know the wiring is messed up.
 

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1. The bulb is not burnt out. I placed a working bulb into the position of the CEL, it did not illuminate.

2. If the PCM does not have power, it cannot communicate with the OBD2.

3. As for the wiring, the only thing messed around with was unplugging equipment. I have not added anything to the vehicles wiring as of yet.

If anyone has any ideas on how to regain power to the PCM/BCM/ECU or has encountered this issue, please let me know.
 

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I still do not understand your situation. It sounds like you know your problem. Most of us have cars that weren't striped down to the chassis, it's most likely an electrical gremlin. Good luck, without the obd2 port functioning you're in the dark.
 
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