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I bought a 2001 kia rio which will turn over but has no spark going to the plugs.The guy I bought it from said he arched a pair of pliers from the positive poston the battery to a battery hold down(not original equipment) So there was a spark made from the positive post to a ground. But the headlights wont work the wipers wont work the radio works and interior lights Work ,and it will turn over but no start. I checked all the fuses that I can visually inspect and they were good.The square( breakers) i call them looks ok but how do you test them? I put a screw driver inside a plug wire where the plug hooks up and held it next to a ground and turned it over but no spark jumped. Ok i could understand if he sparked across to another eletrical device under the hood but he just crossed the positive post of the battery with a bolt that was oviosly grounded. I dont understand how this would cause such a electrical desterbance with the cars system. It will also not go out of gear its in park and pressing the brake with the key on or off doesnt change a thing. I drug it onto the trailer to get it home.Its a automatic by the way. I hope this info is enough I havent played with it but 30 minutes or so before it got too dark today.
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Kia Mechanic: Cardoctor69, ASE Certified Technician  replied 8 years ago
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How many miles on the car ? Was the car in an accident or any aftermarket electronics added?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
260,000 on car but 60,000 on rebuilt engine with a fresh timing belt. no accidents or electronics as far as I know pretty sure on accidents, but origional engine was overheating really bad, previous owner said engine head and block looked like a melted piece of alluminu.
Kia Mechanic: Cardoctor69, ASE Certified Technician  replied 8 years ago
So this motor was replaced?
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