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2000 kia sportage 2L 4wd, key turns, dash lights, engine

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2000 kia sportage 2L 4wd , key turns, dash lights, engine doesnt turn over. Sudden event with no prior issues.
Submitted: 1 year ago via
Category: Kia
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

Do you hear a click or anything when you try to start it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, there is no sound what so ever which is the oddest thing. All accessories work fine, radio plays, etc. Just does not crank over.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Ok, is it an automatic or manual?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.


Try shifting the car into neutral and starting it. Usually if you have no clicking at all then the issue is with the switch on the transmission. So, try putting it down into neutral and see if it will crank, if not, back into park and see if it will. If it still won't then we need to take a test light or volt meter and check the switch.

Please try this and let me know.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
WIll do. Have additional issues for another time. Hope you are able to assist with those as well.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

I likely can, JA prefers one question at a time, then posting a new one of course, so lets get this resolved and see what we can do :)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Reinstalled battery. Have lights camera and full power but still will not turn over even in neutral.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Ok, do you have a test light or volt meter so we can do some testing?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not at this time. Will have to run out and get one. Will advise.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

k, Before you go, check the 40 amp fuse labeled IGN in the fuse box under the hood. This fuse supplies power to the starter through the neutral safety switch. If it's blown it won't try to start. Might get lucky

Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Do you need further assistance with this?