Question about 2009 Kia Rio
I've never had a problem with this before in my car, yesterday I got in the car to head to work and the key wouldn't turn. (I tried with the regular key and two duplicates as well). I hear two very subtle clicks when I try to turn the key. The battery is at 100% and the steering wheel is not locked.
Has to be a bad connection somewhere. Try some of this procedure:
Make sure the positive cable, makes a good connection at the battery and at the starter. Make sure the negative cable makes a good ground connection at the battery and (preferably) at the engine.
If the starter spins and no crank, the problem is most likely the Solenoid's bendix gear is stuck.
Have someone hit (not too hard) the starter while you try to start the car. This usually works by dislodging a stuck bendix gear.
Posted on Apr 19, 2015
Try having the alternator checked
Posted on Dec 02, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i am having the same problem, thought it was ful pump, no go, I heard they had problms with the fuse box and wiring harness, my mechanic messed with mine a few days ago and it has not did it since, but I am looking at changing that. GL
Posted on Sep 14, 2008
You may need a starter. My 99 Kia would get me places and would refuse to start. Someone hit the starter with a wrench and it started right up. I had to hit the starter to get my Kia to start until I replaced it.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
SOURCE: Car jerks to left w/no warning
My opinion, not a good car. But that is a different story. It would be easiest to bring the car in for an alignment. The technician will tell you what the car needs to do the alignment. But if you want to do it yourself then you will need to inspect all the steering componants (tie-rods,struts, lower ball joint, wheel bearings, brakes, wheels, tire wear,tread pattern, and tire pressure, and lug nuts (loose or overtightened). Good luck.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
My 2004 Kia Rio just started losing compression and died on me. I tried starting it and it only clicks. I checked the battery cables and they are not corroded and very tight. Could it be the battery or the alternator not charging the battery? there is no water in the oil and it's not the water pump.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
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