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The battery is good ,the start relay and main relay clicks…

The battery is good...

The battery is good ,the start relay and main relay clicks but sometimes ,it won't crank. sometimes it does if you do snapping motion to the ignition key

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Has the car been starting normally?

203,450

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car?

Normally it does, just started yesterday.its a 2008 kia Sorrento.3.3 liter auto trans 6 cylinder

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

Hoping its just a dirty contacts on either relays and not the ignition key

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That's about it .the horn ,lights, radio power lock works, appreciate any suggestions thanks in advance

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have a VOM. The fuses are good.

When it will not start. Wih the key held in the start position and the starter relay removed. At the relay slot check these pins. 30 and 86 power, 85 ground. Do you get those results?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Power on 30 none on 86

Does the ST fuse under the dash have power when trying to start?

If it does not then the ignition switch or the wiring from the switch to the fuse to the relay is faulty.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
where is the st fuse under the dash?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I ve checked that fuse days ago.Ithought there was another fuse under the dash. That's ok I,m towing the vehicle to the shop.

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