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2002 kia spectra won't start. I got a jumpstart and it starteded but cut off after about 2 minutes and would not restart.

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Sounds lie the battery is not getting charged by the alternator. If you slow charge the battery overnight and it retains a charge for a while then eventually dies, it may be good and the alternator needs to be replaced. If the battery does not hold a charge, you will need to replace the battery and have the alternator tested to see if it is faulty.

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