I have a 2002 KIA sedona, the battery went dead.When I changed it and went to start it, it cranked for about 3 seconds and died as if I turned off the key. It turns over fine but will not start. Please HELP.
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Re: Turns over but wont start
Some questions to help in the analysis........
You say "it cranked for about 3 seconds and died as if I turned off the key" did it actually start and then die? Have there been any clues (unusual happenings) recently that might relate to the current problem?
Is there a reason the battery went dead? was something left on? Lights, etc?
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Hi Michelle, if this is a fully charged new battery fitted then the problem is the connection from the battery, check the earth strap is making a good contact on the chassis and the terminals are connected correctly and making a good contact with the battery posts!
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