Kia Troubleshooting Questions? Ask a Mechanic
Hi im kevin does engine turn over when it doesnt start ?
Ok any click from under bonnett?
Ok we need to test at starter next time this occurrs do youhave voltmeter ?
Can you see starter ?
ok what size engine do you have fitted ?
The test tells us weather the voltage is getting to starter or not but on your car this is not easy to access starter .il opt out see it another tech has any ideas
Is it starting right now or not?
Usually when you get no sounds from the starter at all the issue is in the neutral safety switch on the transmission. Try wiggling the shifter and dropping it down into neutral and see if it will start. If it does, then you will likely need either a new switch or an adjustment on the shift cable. This is the connection between the key and the starter that will completely prevent any power from getting to the starter.
Give it a try and let me know.
So you have rapid clicking going on here?
This could be the starter relay itself causing the issue. If you can, try swapping it with another one in the box to see if the same situation occurs. We are really just trying to get some action out of the starter. Some of these did have issues with the fuse/relay box under the hood. But let's try the relay first. Again, it may not start and that's fine, we just want to hear the starter come to life.
Please try this and let me know.
Is the relay reacting the same way as the original?