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I have a 2009 Kia Sportage. When I start it and sometimes…

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I have a 2009 Kia...
I have a 2009 Kia Sportage. When I start it and sometimes when just sitting there with the vehicle on at idle it makes a grinding noise like when you start your car and you hold the key for too long and sometimes I can smell a burning smell when it happens. I changed the starter and the problem is still present. Any ideas? Problem is intermittent.
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Kia Mechanic: fix it man, Master Technician  replied 2 years ago
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Hello, my name is***** for the question. Can you tell me if the engine vibrates when the noise occurs?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No the engine does not vibrate
Kia Mechanic: fix it man, Master Technician  replied 2 years ago

Thank you. If the noise you are hearing sounds like the starter is trying to engage again then it is typically either a failing starter relay or ignition switch. Do any of the dash lights change when this occurs?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok well I put a new starter and relay in it and it still continues. What do you mean by do any of the dash lights change? If I replace the ignition switch and it continues can I message you again?
Kia Mechanic: fix it man, Master Technician  replied 2 years ago

When I talk about the dash I mean do any of the warning lights turn on when the noise occurs?

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Kia Mechanic: fix it man, Master Technician  replied 2 years ago

And yes. We can continue however long it takes. Even after eating.

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