2005 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7 164K miles
ive searched google and the forums to find an answer, I am at a loss now.
car started for 3 seconds then shut off. turn the key and just makes a clunk sound.
now trying to rule things out.
new battery (other was low and not taking a charge)
new used starter (old one started smoking, this one did too, solenoids are clicking)
all instruments and dash lights/headlights/stereo work fine with key on accessory
when trying to start the headlights don't dim they go completely out.
tried bump start in 2nd gear at around 25 mph, wheels just lock up into a skid
tested the ignition relay and fuel pump relay both checked out.
what do you guys thing this could be?
Sorry, I dropped the ball on following up on this one. I know this is now a month old but, good ole charlie kept you going with sound advice.
IMO, you crossed the point of no return with the text i put in red (see above quote). Meaning, the cost of repairing this engine is probably going to exceed replacing it.
The G6BA 2.7 Delta is very popular, and any salvage yard without one is more than likely a smaller outfit. As mentioned by The_Evenger, car-part is your friend.
If i was in your position, i would assess the over all condition of the vehicle before proceeding. If the rest of the car is as neglected as it sounds, you might want to cut your losses and sell off her valuables to keep the rest of the tibs on the road. Then sell whats left for scrap weight.
On the flip side, you mention it had a clutch put in around 10k miles ago. Not only does that mean someone thought it was worth saving, that's less money needed for the transplant.
Swap the flywheel and clutch disk over. Then replace the pressure plate and throw out bearing, as these two are married (or curse the world while performing the divorce) in order to get a donor engine mounted back in.
The rest is lots of small hidden expenses, and most importantly time. Just because your not an ASE mechanic, your time is still worth something. And even if your not getting paid, the knowledge you gain is worth more than said mechanics flat rate.
There is a write up for about every process on here, and plenty of good folks to help you out if you get stuck!