Car starting

Asked by Jan 06, 2016 at 03:37 PM about the 2002 Kia Spectra Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car is not starting I have a brand new starter
and brand new battery installed the battery voltage
is 12.6 volts prior to starting and while running is
14 6 volts however I have to jump it in order to get
it to start and it will last for the day sometimes
somebody please help

3 Answers

71,445

All your test show good. There must be a parasitic draw on the battery when the car is shut off. To test this remove the neg. battery cable and with a volt / ohm digital multi meter put the positive lead of the meter on the neg. bat. cable, negative lead of meter on the bat. post. Have the meter set to read Amps. There should be no more than 50 um (micro amps.) draw on the battery.

Rowefast thank you for your advice however there was no parasitic draw it was the battery cables that were full of corrosion causing the power not to get to the starter I already check for parasitic draw prior to making my post i should have clarified that better make sure that wasn't the issue it took a second pair of eyes on it last night to find out that there was enormous amounts of corrosion.

71,445

Glad you got her! Thanks for posting.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Car starting 3 answers

    My car is not starting I have a brand new starter and brand new battery installed the battery voltage is 12.6 volts prior to starting and while running is 14 6 volts however I have to jump it in or...

    2002 Kia Spectra Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why isn't my Kia starting up? 10 answers

    I have a Kia Spectra 2004 1.8 4 cylinder . I was using it and then parked it and then never touched it for 3 to 4 years . I have replaced the battery with brand-new one fully charged , replace th...

    2004 Kia Spectra LS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Car electric system will not work when car off 3 answers

    Don't get me wrong. Here is what happens. Everytime I turn car on the aftermarket stereo that came with the car when i bought it used needs to be reset as none of the stations stick. Also the origi...

    2005 Kia Spectra SX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • will my car work properly if i remove 1 of the front brake calipers? 17 answers

    i went to replace my brake pads andthe caliper on my driver side seized and will no longer compress i need to know if the car wil operate properly without one of the front caipers

    2009 Kia Spectra EX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I replaced my stereo system in my kia spectra 2008, and now my car won't start. 3 answers

    I had a friend of mine come over to help me replace a radio in my car. Everything went smoothly for the most part, only to find out now that my car won't start. Think he might have crossed some wire...

    2008 Kia Spectra

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Spectra

Looking for a Used Spectra in your area?

CarGurus has 932 nationwide Spectra listings starting at $2,250.

ZIP:

Search Kia Spectra Questions

Kia Spectra Experts

#1 Jeffrey Foster
Jeffrey Foster
Reputation 420
#2 Christina Ruggiero
Christina Ruggiero
Reputation 410
#3 Christopher Taza
Christopher Taza
Reputation 210
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Corolla
947 Great Deals out of 70,489 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Civic
866 Great Deals out of 89,075 listings starting at $1,299
Used Honda Accord
1,041 Great Deals out of 77,387 listings starting at $999
Used Kia Optima
504 Great Deals out of 29,741 listings starting at $1,750
Used Kia Rio
118 Great Deals out of 7,552 listings starting at $1,700
Used Hyundai Elantra
637 Great Deals out of 42,607 listings starting at $700
Used Toyota Camry
1,116 Great Deals out of 91,351 listings starting at $1,222
Used Hyundai Sonata
902 Great Deals out of 46,535 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Focus
694 Great Deals out of 57,469 listings starting at $795
Used Kia Sportage
259 Great Deals out of 18,316 listings starting at $1,800
Used Nissan Sentra
560 Great Deals out of 52,420 listings starting at $2,000
Used Kia Sorento
486 Great Deals out of 29,668 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Altima
1,256 Great Deals out of 79,773 listings starting at $1,500
Used Kia Sedona
121 Great Deals out of 8,768 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2009 Kia Spectra For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 180 listings starting at $2,988
2008 Kia Spectra For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 179 listings starting at $2,250
2007 Kia Spectra For Sale
146 listings starting at $3,768

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.