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My 2004 kia rio wont start it just clicks when trying. we changed the starter and it didnt fix it

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I had the same problem with my Kia Rio, and it was just a loose battery cable. I had changed the battery a while ago and didn't tighten the bolt enough, and overtime it came loose.

So I tightened it, got a jump start to start it, and then took it for a drive and the alternator charged it. Now I have no problems.



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Use a multimeter to test the main wire that goes to the starter that should have 12v all the time. The small wire that goes to solenoid should have 12v when you crank, which sounds like you are getting because the solenoid is what clicks. So it may just be a bad connection between the positive cable and the connection to the starter. Test everything with a multimeter then let me know and I will respond promptly.
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