Question about 1998 Kia Sportage
My 1998 Kia sportage will not start. Parked it Tues. nite from driving from work and next morn will not crank. Lights on, battery turning over, but seems there is no gas getting to engine???
Posted on Apr 01, 2011
1. the battery is low and not able to send enough power to the starter.
2. Do you hear it humming but not turning the engine?
if so, then chances are your flywheel is missing teeth and the starter doesnt grab hold until you move the vehicle by pusshing it.
3. Your starter or solenoid is bad. Take off the starter and take it to parts store and they will test it for you. You can replace just the solenoid if the starter tests ok. Some manufactures mount the solenoid on the fender well, Ford Does, chevy does not, I am not sure about Kia
Posted on Oct 08, 2009
Check the battery voltage, battery terminals for oxidation, may be you need to service the starter only if battery is OK
Posted on Oct 08, 2009
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If the engine cranks ("rrr-rrr-rrr") when you turn the key, then the problem isn't the starter or the battery.Plan to have at least one person sitting in the driver's seat and one or two persons pushing.Turn off all accessories (radio, wipers, lamps).Turn the key to the "on" position.Depress the clutch pedal with your foot.Put the transmission in first or second gear.Release the hand brake and the foot brake.Note that the people pushing need to get the car rolling as fast as they can. This works best down a hill or an incline.Release the clutch pedal while giving the engine a little gas with the gas pedal once the car is moving about as fast as you can run. The engine should start
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