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I have a 2006 Kia Sportage that started, sputtered then

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I have a 2006 Kia Sportage that started, sputtered then turned it off. Tried to start it again and it tried to turn over but didn't start. Now it just clicks. The battery is at 11.3 volts with repeated attempts to start.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.
HI,
Ok, even though it has just enough voltage to start it, it may not have enough amperage. It needs at the very least 350 cranking amps. If you have an ammeter, check the cranking amps. If not, you need to take the battery to a shop or a parts store and have amperage checked.
You may just need a new battery.
So before we go further into diagnosing, you need to have the amperage of the battery checked first, otherwise we can be chasing our tails for the cause without checking the first thing we always check
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.
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