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Just put alternator on 2005 Kia serneto. Now lights, windshield wipers work but still doesn't start. Sounds like clock ticking when trying to start. What am I missing? or what else could this be

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Check the kia forums I googled kia 2002 electrical problems and it seems that electrical problems are common my magentis is having the same problem just replaced the alternator on the way to work clock lights dimmed speedometer stopped working headlights and dash lights died then car died and would not start. apparently problem may be tied to using the ac. but its electrical.

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