Car won't start but starts again later

Asked by Guru92HVVG Sep 11, 2022 at 06:18 PM about the 2008 Kia Spectra EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I tried to start my car after driving it and there was not even a click when I
turned the key. An hour later, I turned the key and it started. What's happening?

2 Answers


I'm guessing the engine had been run, as opposed to being cold, and when you went back to start it, there was no sound at all. That's a common occurrence when battery cables have a lot of corrosion on their connections; it's resistance that stops the electrical flow. And this can happen even with a good battery..... To fix this, first get a memory saver and connect it prior to removing battery cable connections. Remove cable connections at the battery and at the opposite ends and clean them.

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