Question about Kia Optima
Intermittently over the past 2 mos my 2009 kia optima would not start. it was as if the battery was dead (all of the lights worked, etc.) but after 1-4 attempts to start it, it would start and maybe no problems with it for a few hours or sometimes a few days or week. I brought it to the dealer about a mo ago and they said I needed a new battery. I bought one but the problem continued. I don't know if it is a coincidence but on 7/13 my ignition seized up. I had the car towed to the dealer who replaced the ignition cylinder. Since I got my car back, the original problem continued intermittently. this afternoon it didn't start, I had it towed to a different KIA dealer. Any ideas what the problem could be?
Posted by Anonymous on
Could be a lose wire on the starter or a bad starter selonoid.
Posted on Mar 25, 2017
I'm pretty sure that the charging system was checked by now & they should have checked it for an electrical short & the ignition system should have been checked. It may be an electrical short in the ignition system, bad/ erratic starter or relay. I advise u to get in touch w the dealer & inform them the problem is still happening & see what they have to say, or get a auto tech to check it & get a warrantee w the work. The dealer should be standing behind their work already. Good Luck. CALL BACK THAT DEALER, U PAID THEM TO FIX THIS PROBLEM ALREADY. Ive dealt w consumers for 21 years & auto repair.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Most likely it was just the loose , dirty cables. It is very crucial for the elec needs of a vehical to have perfect connections . Ign housing has a small magnetic type bar on the housing that the ecu needs to recognise to allow the car to start, and changingh this may cause the theft light to activate. Its called P.A.T.S or , passive anti theft secuity and
Posted on Jul 25, 2009
Ditto here on a 2005 jeep. We bought it new and found the battery dead on a few mornings the first year. Nothing left on. Did the new alternator thing about 2 yrs. ago and a few batteries along the way. This is what we noticed..... If you leave a CD in the CD player, that is the prime little devil that sucks out the juice. Now, we never turn off the car while a CD is in the dash. Now, maybe not necessary every time, but always overnight and now by habit, all the time, we make sure there is no CD inserted when the car is off. Hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
Then you have a intermittent spark . Now do you have a spark tester to test spark. Its okay if you dont we have one . Oh by the way you did the fuel pump yourself. if you can do a fuel pump then you can do this to solve the no start problem. No spark tester? okay we will use that tachometer (RPM gauge). crank the engine does the tach meter reads zero at all times while cranking, if it does youll need a crank sensor. Here the story Rough running conditions and or stalling was caused by a faulty crank sensor, try shaking the connector or wiggle the crank connector then see if it starts. Youll need to inspect the connection for proper male to female connection these have been the most suspectable failure of KIA. If you decide to replace this sensor make sure connections are good, more than likely this was the problem and not the fuel pump
Posted on Apr 27, 2011
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