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I have a 2009 Spectra. It randomly won't start if it's under…

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I have a 2009 Spectra...
I have a 2009 Spectra. It randomly won't start if it's under 10 degrees. I replaced the battery 2 weeks ago, but it wouldn't start this morning, just clicked but nothing worked. I'm not sure what is going on, but have seen that this is a problem for other Kia owners. Any advice?
It worked great last year even with a worse/colder winter.
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Kia Mechanic: Jerry, Master Mechanic replied 2 years ago
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Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** you for visiting the site.

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Do you know if there is power to the starter solenoid when the key is turned to start?

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Have you tested the starter relay? (is there power to it)

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have no idea where either of those things are, so it's safe to say, "no". How do you test them?
Kia Mechanic: Jerry, Master Mechanic replied 2 years ago

I see, thanks. The starter relay is in the under hood fuse/relay panel, (see attached diagrams). The starter w/solenoid is at the back side of the engine, (on the side) and bolted to the trans.

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If you accept my additional service request for your email address, you can give me your email in a private info box and I'll send you the test instructions in a PDF file, the file is rather large.

You will just have to accept the additional service offer and ENTER your email address in the “ENTER CONTACT INFO” section so that I can see it, Thanks

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I'll bring it in to Advanced Auto and have them test them.
Kia Mechanic: Jerry, Master Mechanic replied 2 years ago

Not sure they do that but okay, thanks.

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