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2004 kia sedona no fuel, no fire, after chanding starter. but will start when crossing over MAIN relay..????

I have a 04 kia Sedona 3.5 I changed the starter, then couldn't get it to start. no fuel . no fire. nothing, I have found a way to make it start and run,, Im having to cross over the MAIN relay, by poping the cover off the relay, and installing a penny, in between the connections, and then it will start , run turn on and off , but I have to pop the hood and remove the penny every time the van sits for a while, or it will drain the battry, due to constant power through the relay, what could cause the main relay not to work????

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Also keep in mind if any one of 23 items is not working correctly, and the main computer reads that, it will shut down the entire vehicle. The starter still runs but does not turn over when this happens. I would try a computer diagnostic test to see what it says.

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I hope that you disconnected the battery before you replaced the starter. If not then you may have damaged the engine controller. On new cars the engine controller is what enables the relays and other electronics. First check all your fuses not visually but with a meter. There are cases where the bigger fuses 30 amp and above may not look bad but are open somewhere in the fuse not visible. Any cloudy fuses should be replaced. If you are lucky that is all that is wrong. If you are not then you should get it towed to a reputable mechanic for further diagnosis,. Engine controllers can be expensive to replace.

Posted on Feb 13, 2014

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    mrjesseallen Feb 13, 2014

    yes i disconnected pos and neg.

  • John Bond Feb 13, 2014

    I would suspect that you have a blown fuse or bad connection on the starter. There may be a sensor or feedback that the ECM is looking for and is missing. I would check a couple of Kia dealers parts departments to see if there is something special that the factory starters have the aftermarket starters may be missing

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SOURCE: 2004 Kia Sedona trying to find the starter.

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SOURCE: 2004 Kia Sedona wont start but i can hear starter.

if the starter is revving very slowly it is the battery, charge battery. if not, It can be three things happing. 1 no spark 2 no fuel 3 no crank signal or the car computer is bad- you will need to unplug one of the spark wires and remove the spark plug and put the spark plug in the spark plug wire boot, and touch the spark plug on any metal on the car and have some start the car. donot touch the spark plug itself and see if there is a spark. if spark is bright, then it is not spark plug and wires but if no or spark is not bright, check the spark plug wires by applying a little bit of water on the spark plug wire and take a 12v test light, connect the clap to ground and and have some one to crank the vehicle, touch allover the spark plug wires with the tip of the test light, if you see spark, replace the wires and change the plugs.. they are not good. if spark is present, check for fuel by removing any one of the spark plugs and see if it is wet. if wet fuel pump is ok but if not go look for the fuel pump fuse and relay. is fuse blown, replace, check the relay resistor with a volt meter. it should be around 40 to 80 ohm. if everything is good from this point check the fuel pump itself by disconnecting the connector to the pump and apply 12v and ground using jumper wires or some wires to the fuel pump if you donot hear the pump,replace pump. if you, the crank signal or computer may be the problem

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