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2002 kia sedona just bought a new battery and the car will not turn over, battery is fully charged and all connections are in great condition. How do I check and see if the starter selinoid is bad. I can hear clicking from behind the engine near the winshield, however I have not removed the cover, since the car died at work.

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Yes you need to remove the starter and have it checked, But do your self a favor and buy a good one, like Napa or carquest, not the zone or kragans, checker, ect. I know you only want to replace it once.

Posted on Oct 11, 2009

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