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2003 kia sorento will not...
2003 kia sorento will not turn over ,have a light clicking sound under dash when operating key. had starter checked auto zone.checked all fuses.when problem first started?maybee? the car started like the battery was going down. battery shows 12volts.tryed starting car with cable to frame ground. no sound from starter solenoid.help
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Kia Mechanic: EricFromCT, Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hi. Have you just tried jump starting the battery? Have you checked the starter relay?

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Kia Mechanic: EricFromCT, Technician replied 2 years ago

Have you checked for power on the small wire at the starter with the key in the CRANK position?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
no power at small wire on starter
Kia Mechanic: EricFromCT, Technician replied 2 years ago

Have you checked fuse IGN 2 (30amp) under the hood yet?

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Kia Mechanic: EricFromCT, Technician replied 2 years ago

If that fuse is good, you need to remove the starter relay. You should have power on 1 terminal with the key on. And with the key in START/CRANK, a different terminal will have power. That is what you would need to check next.

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