Question about 2002 Kia Spectra
Been having problems with possible energy drain from battery while parked. Not starting colder than -5 without battery warmer, starter seeming to pull way too much power to start at anytime of the year. But I think this a different problem as there are no dash lights or anything when key turned on. Battery has been charged and attempt to boost and still no dashboard lights or any evidence of electricity getting to car. Is there a main breaker or fuse?
No idea without head under the bonnet but somewhere their is a power take off cable for the ignition system and i dont know where it wouild be on this vehicle but firstly i would look at the battery terminal then follow it back to starter motor and between these two points either the battery end or the starter end their will be a power take off cable which i would suspect needs cleaning .Just have to follow your nose and look iam afraid as iam not as dealer fitter who only works on one brand of vehicle.As for the battery going flat then i would need to examine and check out battery with a drop tester and a induction type amp meter on the earth cable when the starter is engaged as it could ba either one of these problems also of course the earth cable from the engine to the chassis,as for warming the battery ? well then my first suspect is a old battery with no reserve amp hour capacity.but again as stated i would need my head under the bonnet to say for definate
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: won't start
What rat tat tat? If you mean the clicking sound, that means that the battery connection is probably corroded or the cable is bad. Clean it up with a tool. Any auto parts store ... about $3. If it is a whine, the starter is bad. If there is a solid click and no turnover, it might be the solenoid relay...but I doubt it. How to get an idea: turn on the headlights and hit the key...if the lights dim significantly, your battery might be bad. If not, check for corrosion or that solenoid. Find out why that light is on!
Posted on Aug 11, 2008
sir , the altenator has 3 wires at the connector correct ? a white/red , a green/white and a black , the white/red wire is involved with a 10 amp fuse to do with the charging meter / gauge , the fuse located behind left side of dash .. the green/white wire is is involved with 2 fuses , a 10 amp ECU fuse and a 25 amp Main fuse located at left rear of engine compartment main box , and the black wire is involved with a main 80 amp fuse at the main box also . both of these 2 wires end up at the positive side of the battery , please verify all these fuses are good . if they are indeed good , then open wiring would be next step verify continuity on black and the white/green wires . i would post a link to diagram but autozone repair info site is down at this time . if ya need more help , please ask .
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
SOURCE: Can't get car out of park!!
This may seem like a silly solution but it's worth a try if it gets you out of this jam. I believe the Kia has a safety feature where it won't let you shift the car out of park unless the break peddle is fully depressed. Try stomping on the break peddle while you start the car. Then see if it will let you shift out of park. If this doesn't work try pumping the break peddle a few times and try it again. If this doesn't work check the fuse box. Maybe the fuse for the actuator in the gear shift lever that lets you take it out of park is burnt out. I hope this helps you out.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
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