I recently had a new starter motor fitted on my Sedona when re connecting the battery it blew the ECU(i thinks thats what it's called) which I also had to replace, since having this work done I am having endless trouble with Battery drain I charge it up and the next day the battery is dead, there is nothing left on in the car (interior lights etc) that is causing this and have had several mechanics look at it who said the battery is the problem , so i have now replaced the battery and it is still doing the same thing, has anyone else had a similar problem or can anyone point me in the right direction of what it could be . Someone said it could be a faulty DVD player thats draining the Battery which was a problem with Sedonas, any help is appreciated . Many Thanks Mike
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Re: KIa Sedona Battery Problem
Mike , if you have and can use a digital multi meter with amps ,
disconnect the negitive battery cable , set your multi meter to dc amps
, connect it inbtween the battery neg cable and the battery neg post on
battery , we are looking for a draw of over 30 miliamps , that is
acceptable . keep the car doors closed while doing this test , under
the hood find the fuse box and start pulling fuses 1 at a time , note
any decrease in draw , lets say you hook up meter and see 300 miliamp
draw , not acceptable , pull a fuse and wait for a moment , if no
decrease reinstall that fuse and go to the next , if by pulling all
fuses you haven't found the problem circuit , the altenator is a good
sourse of drain sometimes , disconnect all the wires to the altenator ,
note any change . remember 30 miliamps is acceptable on a kia. post
results when done .
cheers , you found the problem circuit , will you continue diagnostics or call it fixed ?
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Battery cables could cause this problem . To test the starter circuit we do voltage drop testing with DVOM - digital volt ohm meter . Corrosion can get down inside the battery cables an cause a drop of voltage in the circuit . Starter Voltage Drop
yes you can if you have some knowledge .
disconnect battery making sure you have radio codes before disconecting
take picture of wiring with camera phone if possible on starter or mark position and write down
mark starter position that is starter to housing to facilite installation of new starter
remove bolts from starter normally 2 or 3 bolts holding it in position
remove and fit in reverse order
Hi, Check the solenoid on or near the starter. I have a feeling that it is bad. Replace it.
You could be right that the starter is at fault too. Clean all connections before installing new parts. Check and/or replace. Good luck
The starter can be removed from under the vehicle.
But before doing anything,first disconnect the negative terminal of the car battery.Do start the procedure with battery connected.
The starter is located on the frame rail on the driver's side. Lift the car up on jack stands.Give proper support to the car before working under the car to locate and remove the starter.Now before removing the starter you will have to remove the upper intake manifold bracket .This manifold bracket is held by 4 screws,remove those screws first to loose the upper intake manifold bracket.Then remove the wiring connections from starter solenoid mounted on the top of the starter motor.There are two wiring connectors remove both.Both the wiring connectors are fitted by a nut.Remove both the nuts and loosen both the wiring connector.Now loosen the starter connecting bolts and remove the starter carefully from the engine compartment.In the reverse procedure reconnect the new/replacement starter and complete the procedure.-------Keep updated for any more queries.Thanks.
Disconnect the positive battery terminal. You'll need to remove the 3 bolts holding on the heat sheild to the starter, also remove the lower heat sheild on the exhaust manifold. You'll need diconnect to 2 wires attached to the starter and unbolt the 2 bolts holding the starter to the transmission/engine.
hi, it could be down to a couple of things the first could be that your battery is flat you can test this by turning the head lights on full beam and if they are really bright then turn the key to start the car if the lights go out or go dim then this indicates your battery is flat and will either need charging or replacing.
If the lights stay bright and the battery is charged then this would indicate that you have problems with the starter motor and this could need replaicing.
Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok
1. Check that the battery connections are both clean and tight on the battery.
2. Check water level in the battery is above the plates that you can see in the filler holes.
(Handle the battery with care as the water in the battery has been charged and becone sulphuric acid which will burn your skin. Do not get this in your eyes.)
3. Turn the headlights on then start the vehicle, and if:
a) the lights dim the battery is not connecting properly or faulty, or:
b) the lights stay on full it would the starter motor relay or solenoid (part of the starter motor).