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I have a 2004 Kia Spectra. It starts fine when the engine is cold. But won't start when the engine is at running temperature. Can be push started but not jump.

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Possible starter motor problem poling out when hot and drawing so much current that current for the ignition is not sufficient to generate a spark
push starting means that full battrey voltage is available for the ignition circuit so it starts
take it to an accredited auto electrician and have the starter bench tested to determine if it has a fault

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Sounds like your starter is goin bad.

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