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2002 kia sportage stopped and would not restart while driving

While driving my 2002 kia sportage stopped and would not restart, it acts like it wants to turn over but it won't

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  • bge4166 Dec 27, 2008

    I was driving and the engine siimply loss power and would not start. sounds as though it is turning over but sounds diff. from before.

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Loosen the belt on the alternator and see if it will turn! A siezed bearing could be the prob!

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

  • frankster016 Nov 23, 2008

    Your prob could be so many things! See if you can turn the engine over by hand. this is not a simple task. You may need to use a socket wrench on the front pulley nut, Do Not force it!!! turn it one way and should it become hard, turn the other way. Listen for clunks or nasty sounds. If any, you have a major prob! If not, do the one second battery check, turn the headlights on and try the horn. The sound will tell you the state of the battery. [If fact, you should do this first!] Weak sound, recharge or replace the battery. Sounds normal, check the connections at battery and starter. Besure starter bolts are not loose! Really need more info to offer any more help. Frankster

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If it wont turn over and all that happens is the starter makes noise, it could be an alternator issue. If your alternator is bad, then you battery wont recharge and eventually it wont have enough power to restart the engine.

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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