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Experience:  Technician at Wile Hyundai
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Replaced battery today, as I connected the negative terminal

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Replaced battery today, as I connected the negative terminal the alarm sounded
JA: Have you tested the battery? Is the battery fluid low?
Customer: Brand new battery, now car turns on but stalls and I smell gas then dies
JA: What is the model/year of your Kia?
Customer: 2011 sorento 4cyl
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing, all I did was change out dead Barretty...I went to start car today and got a clicking battery tested and they said it needed to be replaced
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Is there a engine computer idle speed that needs to be reset
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Andrew Martin replied 1 year ago.

Hello, what you need to do is unhook the battery again. Put the key in the ignition and turn it to the ON position. Then re-connect the battery. The alarm should not sound and you'll be good to go.

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