Kia Troubleshooting Questions? Ask a Mechanic
Hi im David, thanks for visiting the site,when the car does run, have you checked the voltage at the battery?
and do you remember what it was?
if that was the voltage of the battery while the engine was running then you have a bad alternator. it should be 14.4 volts
check the negative battery cable where it attaches to the engine block. make sure that its free of corrosion and tight.
ok, let me pull up a print of that system......
heres the starting circuit
heres the charging system
you can start the car and do a wiggle test of the wiring to the ignition switch if you can access it. see if it cuts off the car. or you can do a continuity test of the wiring betewen the ignition switch and the battery
keep me posted.
Just checking in to see how its going......
Hi. Have you got your Spectra repaired yet? Or do you need more assistance?