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KIA spectra 07makes clicking sound and starts today it made sound then died then I charged the battery but under hood it smells like burning rubber,electric, or coolent it turned on and drove

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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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  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2015

    I just changed the starter and got a new battery its started fine drove about 15 miles parked. As I was leaving I turned on the car started good then about 12 secs it made a really bad solid screaching/clicking noise I paniced and turned the car off then I tried again And it did the same thing tried the 3rd time and it was OK took it home and now I don't even want to turn it on because I don't want to damage the car even more !!! Help me !!!!

  • steve Apr 10, 2015

    as it drove fine i'd be surprised if there was anything internal to engine/gearbox so that leave's the external components, did the screeching sound get worse or even start when you revved the engine to pull away ? if so i'd get the drive belts and what they drive inspected for condition , a worn drive belt for the power steering , a/c ,alternator ,can make a terrible noise and not always (which is the annoying thing when trying to diagnose) if belts are ok get the driven pulleys and bearings checked , is there the burning smell you mentioned in your original post ? When you next start the engine , sorry but you are going to have too, have the hood open a have some one loking at engine when starting , they may be able to pinpoint the noise as it is nearly impossable to locate from the inside and hood down , hope this helps , keep me posted

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2015

    i finally found fixed the problem and it was my ignition ,starter,and battery !! thanks for all your help


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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.

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SOURCE: '91 honda accord battery light on with new battery.

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

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SOURCE: Burning rubber smell inside car-2003 CTS Cadillac

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

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SOURCE: battery draining with ignition off, clicking sound

Find the relay making the clicking noise by setting your finger on top lightly, then check map on under side of cover for identification.

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SOURCE: Heard a grinding sound under hood. Car then died.

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?

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