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Collidided with median ca rand will not start. car will turn

Customer Question

collidided with median ca rand will not start. car will turn over but turnover. any ideas?
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: yes. battery has been replaced and connection checkhed.
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 204 kia spectra ex.
JA: What year is your Spectra?
Customer: 2004
JA: Are you fixing your Spectra yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes.yes. still no start.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: new batterey. collision with median possible minor leakage,appearseminor.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 7 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 7 months ago.

Hey how are you

1- if it turns over and crank but no start,means we missing fuel or spark or both ?

2- spray starting fluid in the intake or at TB throttle body and then try to start it ,if it starts we have fuel issue

3- ckp ( crank shaft position sensor ) sensor is common for no spark or the ecm if no ground to injectors

have you had a diagnostic scan and retrieved the fault codes ?

We need correct Fuel pressure & good Spark for the engine to run correctly ?

Do you have a test light so we can check for spark ?

Do you have fuel pressure tester to check for fuel ?

are you looking at fixing this yourself or looking to know the most possible cause of this issue and taking it to repair shop for the work ?

Do you have any prior experience in electrical troubleshooting and testing with a test light for power & ground ?

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician