Question about 2001 Kia Sephia

1 Answer

Wondering Battery?

I just started having issues with my car not turning over really well. It is trying to turn over put sounds like it just does not have enouph power to do so. Could this be a battery or Spark plug issue or is there something else that I need to get checked out.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 958 Answers

It could be a battery issue, or a starter issue.

you can check if it is the starter by jump starting your vehicle. if it start, then the starter is ok. if it does not start even with a good battery, then the starter is at fault.

tnx 4 using fixya,


Posted on Oct 08, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

3 Answers

Truck wont start

Starter fluid won't work if the starter won't turn the engine over.

Get the battery load may not have enough juice to start the truck but have enough to light up the lights

check your fuses and battery connections at the starter. Is the anti theft light flashing? If it is that's your problem. Wait 10 minutes insert the key...wait for the theft light to go out before trying to start.

if that doesn't work you will need to get the starter checked...which means you will have to take it off.

Sep 01, 2016 | 2001 Oldsmobile Bravada

1 Answer

Starting issues, got a new battery, worked for for a couple weeks, now will not start again

Have you checked the connections at the other end of the battery cables ?

Jan 31, 2014 | Hyundai XG300 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Starter turns over slow when hot

When was the last time you changed your Oil? Friction causes this or a weak starter

Apr 15, 2013 | 2003 Kia Spectra

1 Answer

Lincoln continental battery keeps dying

the altinator should be putting out at least 14 volts,so have it checked out,and if its dead after an hour or so,it sounds like the diode,s gone,so the problem does seem to be the altinator.

Jul 02, 2012 | 1998 Lincoln Continental

2 Answers

2005 FORD EXPLORER DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES 9318, 9352. battery, alternator and starter were checked. these codes show on my message center. car hesitates to start WHAT IS MY POSSSIBLE TROUBLE? car died...

This really sounds like a problem with your battery. I know you said you checked it, but is it really putting out the appropriate voltage (12.66 volts) and CCAs? Even draining the battery once can damage it (especially in cold weather), and cold weather reduces the CCAs a battery can put out. A weak battery can cause those codes. When the vehicle hesitates to start, does that typically happen on colder mornings or after the car sat for longer periods of time? I would double-check your battery. If it's the original, it's near its end of life anyway.

Jan 31, 2011 | 2005 Ford Explorer

2 Answers

I put the key in the ignition and turn it forward to just before it turns over you know when the dash lights come on. i do that then when i try to turn it over all that happens is it clicks then my lights...

Suspect the positive battery terminal is either corroded, or the cable itself has corroded through. If you have a meter or test light, look for voltage at the starter solenoid where the positive battery cable connects to. Have someone try the starter while watching this point. If the voltage disappears during the start attempt, try replacing the positive battery cable. There are replacement ends available (for the battery end), but they are problematic at best. Just remove the old terminal, cut the insulation back somewhat, and mount the replacement on the cable (two small bolts). Hope this helps!

Sep 24, 2010 | 1991 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer

1 Answer

Electrical Issue that started with the CD Changer '05 Equinox

i would say thats your problem sounds like the changer mecanism is sticking and staying engaged causing the battery to run down

Aug 15, 2009 | 2005 Chevrolet Equinox

3 Answers

Aurora won't turn over

If the security light comes on when you try to start it, you may need to wait three minutes to try to start it again. If the "computer chip" in the ignition key was not making good contact in the steering column when it was inserted. If the "security" light comes on after you initially try to start it, then wait three minutes, and try it again when the light goes off, if this is the problem. It happens occasionally with my piece of ---- Aurora. It may need to have a new key programmed.

Jul 01, 2008 | 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Kia Sephia Logo

Related Topics:

79 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kia Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers


Level 3 Expert

77499 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Kia Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides