Question about 2004 Kia Optima
I have a 2001 kia optima 2.5l v6 and it has a hard time trying to start now lately it will not start and it has a vary load grindding sound from the starter and it has been draining the battery
The teeth on your flywheel or the teeth on your starter are chewed up. Since the teeth are chewed up but stiil present, they put a heavy load on the starter which in turn will draw a lot of power from the battery. If you have the ways and means take the starter out and inspect the teeth that attach to the flywheel. If they are stripped/worn/chewed up replace the starter if that doesn't work, take a flashlight and take a look in the little hole where the starter gear goes and take a look at your flywheel. If the teeth are real shiny take a look at your flywheel. Sometimes the starter will strip the teeth off of the flywheel, sometimes vise versa.
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
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