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2006 Kia Sportage Question: Car does not start

 

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kia_1, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Tucson, AZ, February 10, 2009, 06:32
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I tried starting my car and it does not do anything when I start it. The radio, lights and all else works. Is it the starter or the starter switch?

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    February 10, 2009, 12:16
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    Could be the transponder in the key, the ignition switch, wiring, transmission gear position switch, starter, battery cables...many things could cause this.

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    Visitor, May 23, 2010, 08:20

    First you have to tell us if the engine cranks or not.

    If there is no sounv
    when the key is turned to the crank position, you have a battery, connection, or a starter problem.

    check the battery for correct voltage-- should be 12.0v or higher.

    Next, check the connection at the battery, be sure it is tight, both terminal/

    next then check the starter by tapping on it with a metal object.

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