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Car won't start had alternator replaced yesterday and it

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Car won't start had alternator replaced yesterday and it started clicking like the starter but mechanic said to just let the computer adjust just hit the start button. Few times and it will correct it self and yes it started this morning just a little click but won't start Kia Optima 2013 never had a problem with car 95,000 ***** *****
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Customer: Car won't start
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  internal88 replied 9 months ago.

Hello, I'm Brandon - Kia tech.

The car does not adjust itself? If the engine did not even crank then the starter motor is the problem. This is the problem.

Just make sure the battery is fully charged. If the battery is OK then it is the problem of the starter. The job should be around $300-400.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Is it possible for both alternator and starter to go out together/
/ the alternator was definitely not working and making a noise like bearing bad that went away
Expert:  internal88 replied 9 months ago.

Yes, the starter can go at the same time. Just make sure the battery terminal and the battery itself is good. It should be at 12.6 V.