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2005 Kia Sedonia will not start. Battery is up. Lights turn,

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2005 Kia Sedonia will...

2005 Kia Sedonia will not start. Battery is up. Lights turn, on all gauges and dash lights pop on. Turn key to start and nothing other then lights dim out and no starter action.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?

No

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Sedona yourself? What have you tried so far?

My son just checked connection under the hood,

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Kia
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Kia Mechanic: jacksonsm21, Mechanic replied 10 months ago
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Kia Mechanic: jacksonsm21, Mechanic replied 10 months ago
Do you have a volt meter or a test light....you will need to check for power at the starter while you have an assistant turn the key to the crank position
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I do not have any tools. I just by looking t a diagram know where the starter is but am not able to physically check it out. age 72 and ............
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I have heard this problem could be a tech problem security safe guard gone bad............I owned a car once that had a key the had a security chip n it but my keys do nt look the like that key so I rules that out but what do you think
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
What I am after is knowledge to prevent getting ripped off
Kia Mechanic: jacksonsm21, Mechanic replied 10 months ago
The fact that your lights dim when you try to start it tells me that it is trying to do something (something is drawing currant). My guess without any testing would be that your starter has failed
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Kia Mechanic: jacksonsm21, Mechanic replied 10 months ago
Just wanted to check in with you and see how you made out?
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