Kia Troubleshooting Questions? Ask a Mechanic
Hello, did the mechanic mention what he did? Was it a new or remnufactured starter?
Thanks, ***** ***** of the remanufactured ones carry a lifetime warranty but also fail in the span of a few months is why I mentioned it.
He either may be replacing the failed unit or tightening loose connections. If the conections are loosening he needs to use the factory type locking washers (which often don't get put back on) or blue loctite.
What model is you 2006 KIA? I'll pull the diagram for you on what to check
Is it a Rio, amanti, sedona etc?
Thanks, ***** ***** a couple of fuses to check
Key SW #2 30 amp in the underhood fuse box
Start 7.5 amp Instrument panel fuse box
Also the start relay and burgler alarm relay (if equipped)
I'll post a wiring diagram below. Do you happen to have a test lgiht or volt meter available if it is not the fuses/relay to do some testing?
Easiest way to test the relay is swap it with the horn relay. I'll be around tommorrow if you need further help