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My Kia seems to be having a hard time starting. I had the battery and alternator (ms?) checked, they were fine, the car had gone crazy (lights flashing battery drained almost) a couple weeks earlier but jumped the car and it was fine. (That is why I thought it was my battery) Now however it start on the first crank if it keeps cranking it slows then will get going faster until it does start. Is this my starter going bad or could it be other things. My odo. is just over 533000. I have not had a tune up either just to add that in their. Any ideas?

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What year of Kia? 2013 Kia/Hyundais have defective starters.Is it the cranking speed that is slow then faster?

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I don't have the solution but a possible help in diagnosing.  If you remove the water temperature sensor connector from the sensor, the glow plug light should stay on when you go to start the car.  Try leaving it on for 15 seconds and then start the car.  If it starts right away, it is your sensor.  If it doesn't, the good luck.  
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I had this problem and had my vehicle towed to two different places and was out a lot of money to find out it was the key. The security code had reset itself and the explorer acted as if it were being stolen therefore not allowing it to start. It has to be fixed by an authorized Ford Dealership. No one else has the ability to fix it. I hope this helps you not to have to pay two machenics for one problem. Thanks

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The car seems to have functioning parts but it is probably a wiring issue - have you done a heater core replacement or anything under the dash/hood in a while (other than "tapping on the starter" <-- which you shouldnt do by the way)

what year is it??

if it is a 1990 the car has a plug undone under the driver side steering column on the "security" and "ignition" wiring circuit - read your FSM (factory service manual) and diagnose the problem. it is definately a short somewhere!

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I would first have the alternator checked by an auto electrician to ensure it is working correctly and is providing the correct volume of current. It may be faulty and when driving you will be drawing battery power instead of power from the alternator to run the electrics. This will drain the battery.

Alternators do not last forever and if you are still running the original unit it is likely to be on it's last legs and you will need a replacement unit.

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