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My kia mentor 1997 cant start - battery connectors getting very hot when I try and start??? I got a mechanic to come and have a look but the minute he saw the connectors were hot he said it is an electrical problem and he may do more harm than good?

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Thanks for using FixYa. First of all you’ll need to check battery voltage, recharge it if it is low or jump start with another battery charger. Inspect, clean and tight both ends of all battery cables. Also check, clean and tight wiring connections. Check for voltage at relay. If relay has voltage but there is no "click" when key is turned to start, replace relay. Remove starter and inspect drive gear and flywheel teeth, replace damaged parts if necessary. Check to see if voltage reaches starter relay/solenoid when turn to start. If not, check for open P/N switch and brake or clutch pedal switch. Replace the parts which are defective. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


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