Kia Troubleshooting Questions? Ask a Mechanic
Hello, I will try my best to help you with your concern
based on the symptoms you describe, it sounds like the starter is faulty.
no they didn't actually. They couldn't recreate the problem. You said it started everytime for them! This does not mean that the starter is not the issue.
to really be able to diagnose it correctly the problem has to become more frequent. when it does happen some one hopefully will be able to be there with a volt meter to check for proper voltage signals at the starter. Then you will know for sure if its a starter issue or a relay or whatever.
From my experience I have replaced several starters on Sedonas, so they have failed before
I am a little confused especially after you wrote this in your original post:
"Kia has looked at the car a few weeks ago and could find nothing wrong - of course it started every time for them!!!"
there is no final solution to this issue unless you can duplicate the problem and diagnose it at the same time. I can give you things and voltages to look for when the problem occurs and then we will be able to come up with a solution.
let me look at the wiring schematic to see if I have any suggestions
there is a technical bulletin concerning intermittent no start conditions. The problem was a faulty anti-theft relay which is internal to the fuse panel.
Has anyone addressed this yet?