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2004 Kia Optima Question: Car shuts off while driving. Won't turn over and start...

 

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zlubeck, 2.7L V6, Scotts Valley, CA, December 09, 2013, 13:05
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This vehicle was purchased from a family member and this is the second time it's done this. The first time they took car back and apparently put in New alternator and battery. This time vehicle stopped running while driving on why 17. The vehicle was towed and when the key is turned the lights and electric comes on but it won't start. How do I troubleshoot and find out what this could be.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (14224 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper December 09, 2013, 13:20
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    scan codes and post if any so we can adv

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    zlubeck, December 09, 2013, 13:25
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    Don't have a scanner or way to get them

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    G. T. Service Center (4231 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236
    ProfessorG December 09, 2013, 16:15
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    When you say lights, do you mean the starter doesn't turn the engine? or is the engine spinning and the engine won't run?

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    zlubeck, December 09, 2013, 18:10
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    I mean started doesn't turn the engine but we are getting power

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    ProfessorG, December 09, 2013, 18:13
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    What about the ground side. Check the engine ground from the battery cable and grounds to the body as well.

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