How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask K. Wiggins Your Own Question
K. Wiggins
K. Wiggins, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Kia
Satisfied Customers: 2516
Experience:  Asian Import Specialist, AA in automotive Technology, 15+ years in the trade
68360881
Type Your Kia Question Here...
K. Wiggins is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Bob. My daughters Kia Spectra 2007 starts when in drive,

Customer Question

Bob. My daughters Kia Spectra 2007 starts when in drive, park, neutral and even if the key is not in the ignition. burned up 3 starters, 2 shops and no one can tell me what is the problem.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 1 year ago.

Hello, have they checked or replaced the starter relay?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No. Just the starter. They mentioned that the voltage was high going to the starter. Also the resistor in the fuse box is hot. not warm.
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 1 year ago.

I would start there, you can swap out the starter relay with the fan one for a quick check. I'll post the locations below.

Let me know how that works out and if needed we can work further.

Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 1 year ago.

Also look in the starter relay cavity for any burning of the contacts.

Related Kia Questions