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2002 kia rio won't start

Engine won't turn over. checked battery, starter, and checked for loose wires. light will come on and horn will blow. I was thinking maybe the ignition switch. but don't know how to test it. the wire portion or the key portion. please help you can.

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  • Anonymous Oct 03, 2008

    mine did the same thing, wont even turn over or jump start? sounds like its siezed up or something...

  • FixItEd Jan 09, 2009

    I have the identical problem - as if the motor is seized - was an actual solution posted for this?

  • sealdep82 Jan 26, 2009

    I also have this problem my car turned off as i was driving as i accelerated the rpms dropped then didn't want to turn on i got the cables, starter, alternator, timing belt, battery checked everything good car wont start just clicks.

  • kenwickbrown Mar 16, 2009

    Attempted to start but all I get is a clicking sound. The horn blows and the lights still shine bright. The battery seems to be o.k..

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Kia won't start


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