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I have a 97 Sonata. I recently had my car NOT turn over at all. I replaced the battery and still nothing. I then jumped on the internet and I read about listening for a "Click" when trying to turn over the engine. I needed a new starter. Once replaced, they changed the alternator belt as well and the car started right up. Maybe a new starter is all you need. (My car also has 170k miles on it and was told it was a very good mile to get a starter replacement. 250.00 bucks for all I believe....

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Q: If the alternator in a 1989 Hyundai Sonata went out and after you replaced it and charged the battery it will not start what could be wrong?
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