Question about 2007 Kia Spectra
Posted by Anonymous on
I would have a very closed inspection of all the wiring and pipe work in the engine bay , when engine is cold and make sure there are no wire's of piping touching anything that gets hot ie the exhaust, also check the condition of the drive belts for the alternator, power steering , a/c if installed and make sure there in good condition, if all looks ok then i'd get the alternator checked for charge rate and the starter motor for condition and power draw on start up , hope this helps give you a place to start
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Car ran fine earlier today.
Sound like a starter go to bad or died. You can do a few tests to diagnose a starting system problem without
any tools or measuring equipment. Turn on the headlights and start
cranking. If lights go out, you probably have a poor battery cable
connection that is impeeding the flow of current. Start checking battery
posts and battery cables for tightness and corrosion. A very thin film
of oxide between the terminal and cable clamp can choke off most of
current. Clean battery posts and cable terminals. Make sure all
connections are tight. Also check connections to the starter and
solenoid and engine-to-chassis grounding cables.
If headlights continue to shine brightly and nothing happens, voltage is probably not reaching the starter. Usual suspects here include a problem with the park/neutral or ignition circuit switches.
If lights go dim and the cranking action is sluggish, first suspect a low battery.
Starting problems especially in cold weather on a system that worked well last summer can often be traced to a weak battery. Sub-zero temperatures can cut a battery's amperage output by more than half. Check out the battery condition. If the battery checks out okay, look for a locked or dragging starter, a starter with high internal resistance, worn brushes or open circuits in starter's windings or armature. Additional details in this link: how_to_test_a_starter_motor.
Other posibilitie, the ignition switch.
Keep us updated.
Posted on May 06, 2011
either your alternator has gone or your fan belt is not there which helps the alternator to charge the battery get a volt meter on your alternator to see if it is kicking out what it should be
Posted on Dec 06, 2008
Diagnosing this will be subject to a process of elimination. It could be the radio, blower motor or any other accessory particularly ones with moving parts; Try switching those off and try to note when this problem occurs and what is on/whatyou are doing. Something is getting hot causing the smell so it will be a situation where the accessory will have to run a while before doing it. It is a possibility that there is an electical curcuit overheating, but less likely. Lets rule out accessories first and give us an update. GL
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
Find the relay making the clicking noise by setting your finger on top lightly, then check map on under side of cover for identification.
Posted on Jul 17, 2009
So does the a/c still work, maybe your compressor is bad? Top off your oil and run the engine and see if you can find out where the oil came from?
Posted on Mar 13, 2010
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