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2008 kia spectra. New battery fully charged but car will not

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2008 kia spectra. New battery fully charged but car will not start and has no power. When jumper cables is hooked up. Car beeps loudly like alarm is going off…
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Andrew Martin replied 10 months ago.

Hello, do you have any power in the vehicle without jumping it?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Have. No power
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Can't rate you until I get an answer to my 1uestion.
Expert:  Andrew Martin replied 10 months ago.

What is your question? If you have no power then you need to test the battery

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
battery shows a full chargee but car will not start and alarm beeps loudly and will not stop until jumper cable is disconnected.
Expert:  Andrew Martin replied 10 months ago.

Why are you connecting jumper cables if the battery is fully charged?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Just to see if it will start with cables attached.
Expert:  Andrew Martin replied 10 months ago.

Ok, if the cables are not attached, do the lights on the dash come on and does the car crank over when you turn the key?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It just sets off the alarm and still I don't even get a click sound out of the engine.
Expert:  Andrew Martin replied 10 months ago.

Do you have any kind of aftermarket alarm installed?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Nothing comes on when cables are attached or not attached. Have no power at all.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
OK. I bought a new battery. When I connected both the positive and negative cables the alarm started beeping loudly, the dash lights all started flashing but the engine would not turn over. After leaving the positive cable only attached for sometime I touched the negative cable again. The alarm beeped once and then the car started. After several days of not starting the car the same thing is going on. Tried to attach cableJumper cables and the alarm is beeping and the car will not start.
Expert:  Andrew Martin replied 10 months ago.

Ok. Do you have an aftermarket alarm installed?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No aftermarket equipment.
Expert:  Andrew Martin replied 10 months ago.

Hook the battery up, put the key in the driver door and lock/unlock the door. The alarm should turn off and the car should start after the alarm disarms

Expert:  Andrew Martin replied 9 months ago.

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