Question about 2003 Kia Spectra
TOOK THIS CAR TO A REPAIR SHOP AND THEY HOOKED A TEST MACHINE TO AND IT SAID THAT THE ALTERNATOR IS FAULTY SO THEY TOOK THE ALTERNATOR OFF AND IT TESTED AND IT TESTED GOOD. THEY SOLD ME A NEW ALTERNATOR ANYWAY AND STILL HAVING SAME PROBLEM WITH CAR NOT STARTING WITHOUT JUMP START.
If the alt is working then there may be a draw on the electrcal system when the key is off ,and pulling the charge out of your battery in time,a good way to ck. this is to first unplug the underhood light then unhook the positive battery c able use a 12v.test light between the battery and the unhooked cable if the light is on there is a draw go to the fuse pannels (under hood &under dash)pull one fuse at a time till the test light shuts off,that is the curcut with the draw,then look for shorts ,no ground and ect.
Posted on Mar 22, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi, there are 3 fuses the the alternator needs to charge the battery. These may be inside the car or in a box in the engine compartment. They are named IG1, ECU, and ALT. If you have trouble finding them, please get back to me.
Posted on May 08, 2011
yes yes yes there s a newtral parking switch in those and you eitho bent or broke it off try puting the car in newtral not newtral you can see just go by feel shift the car into l1 try it then l2 try it
then d try it heck even try reverse and newtral
failing that you need a hays manual and a lot of time to crall arround eithor under your dash or hood depending what the book says
happy hunting and good luck
btw thats why all cars come with a parking or hand break dont be afraid to use it b4 you put your car in park it will save you a lot of problems in your tranny like bent parking pins from some moron bumping your car or just a hill or incline.
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
You'll need to have the car scanned and get the OBD II P Code. Most auto parts store will do it for free. That will tell you why the light is on.
Posted on Nov 28, 2009
CHECK ALTERNATOR FUSE AND FUSE LINK ALTERNATOR NOT GETTING NO POWER FROM BATTERY.ALSO CHECK ALTERNATOR WIRES CONNECTORS FOR DAMAGE OR BROKE WIRES IN THE ALTERNATOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS. I HAD SAME PROBLEM WITH CHEVROLET THE VOLTAGE REGULATOR WIRES CAME OUT THE CONNECTOR I HAD TO BUY NEW CONNECTOR CRIMP IT SOLDER THEN SEAL IT WITH ELECTRICAL TAPE IF FUSE AND FUSE LINK OKAY MORE LIKELY YOU HAVE DAMAGED WIRES AT CONNECTOR MAKE SURE DRIVE BELT TIGHT AND NOT SLIPPING.
Posted on Nov 02, 2011
SOURCE: Battery goes dead
2001 sephia changed belts rebuilt altenator and new battery and car still stalls out after an hour or 2 of driving. give it a boost starts...turn it off and its dead again....is it a voltage regulator..need help
Posted on Mar 28, 2012
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