2003 Kia Sorento Q&A
2003 Kia Sorento Question: my kia won't start
Ok, i'll start with that. It has been 20- 30 degrees here for 2 weeks, I drove the car last friday, then went to get in it that night and it wouldn't start. just click click click sound. I jumped it, still same click click click. Battery read 12.5 V, so I assumed starteter and had that replaced. STILL same noise!! then I jumped it , leaving cables on for 1/2 hr. then engine turned slowly a little then click click click.... Does this sound like a battery issue? did I need to replace the starter? Also, now the key won't turn to off position to remove it, as well as the shift lever will not move out of park. Any ideas, thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, Thanks. - johnnieD
Hello,, lets start with the basics , even though your battery reads 12.5 volts , under a load it may fail. I would replace the battery , before i would go to the extent of replacing the starter , im not sure how you tested the battery, but if you hook a volt meter to the battery and then try to crank the engine , if the voltage drop is considerable , i would start there , make sure the connections are clean and tight. The starter is highly unlikely at this point , however is still a poss cause. - mastertech154
we have a 2005 kia and when the battery is dead it will NOT shift in or out of park whatever gear it is in is where it will stay until it get power again. try changing the battery or put a small heater under the front of the car for about an hour this will help it start alot easier. - gofastwithchevy
When my 2005 Kia wouldn't start, the dealership ended up machining and cleaning the heads due to excessive carbon buildup. Started right up after that repair. - Visitor
Have battery and starter checked out, either by a diagonostic which can be a little costly at a shop or you can do a process of elimination by removing the battery and have it tested at a parts store such as autozone free of charge. They may have to fully charge it before testing it which may take a couple of hours and if it checks good, andf you have mechanic ability, you could remove the starter and have it bench tested at the parts store also, make sure the battery connections are disconnected from battery before removing starter. also this Kia may have a programmed key which may be disfuctional and need to be reprogrammed at a dealer but try a spare key first before assuming this to be the problem. I hope this helps. - Visitor
TRY WATINNG AND CHANGE FUEL PUMP THEN TRY - Visitor
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Heres the vin kndjc736175672120
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