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Turns over but wont start

I have a 2002 KIA sedona, the battery went dead.When I changed it and went to start it, it cranked for about 3 seconds and died as if I turned off the key. It turns over fine but will not start. Please HELP.

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  • brianntara Nov 09, 2008

    The battery was abot four years old. Yes sir it did start for about 3 to 5 seconds and then died. There were no problems before I changed the batt. or no indications of any thing wrong it was running fine before.



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Some questions to help in the analysis........

You say "it cranked for about 3 seconds and died as if I turned off the key" did it actually start and then die?
Have there been any clues (unusual happenings) recently that might relate to the current problem?

Is there a reason the battery went dead? was something left on? Lights, etc?

How old is the battery?


Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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    Loringh Nov 09, 2008

    OK, It "turns over fine but won't start".

    if it's cranking and won't start, that has to mean it is not getting gas into the cylinders and/or no spark to the plugs.

    Suggest the following: To test the no gas theory. Try to squirt some starter spray into the air intake.
    You can get some at an auto parts store
    To test the no spark theory. See if you have a spark by disconnecting one of the spark wires at a plug hold it close to the engine and have someone crank the engine. You should see a spark jump from the wire to the engine frame

    Hope this helps Loringh



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