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She wont start when hot. cold start is perfect, battery

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she wont start when hot. cold start is perfect
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: battery connections are fine. battery is charged
JA: What is the model/year of your Kia?
Customer: sportage 2006
JA: Are you fixing your Sportage yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i have recently replaced the turn signal relay and all lights. This is a new problem. havent tried anything yet
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

Hi Im David, thank you for visiting the site. have you had the computer scanned for codes yet?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no. not sure what you mean
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
i was thinking that it might be the power relay as relays seem to be failing in the vehicle
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

you can take it to autozone and they will scan the cars computer for free and tell you the fault codes. then you can tell me what they are and we will get rolling on fixing your car

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

checking in to see how its going

Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 28 days ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

There are many things that will cause a no start condition, especially depending on what it's actually doing. If the starter doesn't engage then the starter would be the most likely cause but it could also be an ignition switch issue, transmission range sensor, the engine controller itself, starter relay, wiring; it will take some testing at the time the problem is happening to determine what is going on.

What happens when trying to start the engine?

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