Please help!

Asked by Mar 19, 2017 at 08:06 PM about the 2001 Kia Sephia LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Replaced the starter because my car would not
start. But would start if pushed started. The
alternator and battery were already replaced a few
months ago. But it still after replacing the starter
still just click and nothing, it won't turn over. Dash
lights come on and battery is full charged. Please
help.

7 Answers

73,055

Try replacing the starter relay.

Ok

Done checked it and switched it out and still not starting.

73,055

Make sure the ground wire is clean on both ends, check the battery cables. Is it the starter itself making the clicking sound?

Yes and in the fuse/relay box under the hood

73,055

Was the relay replaced? There sounds like a bad connection somewhere.

I know the answer to your problem it happened to me, I have a 1999 Kia sephia I figured it out, your problem is your ignition wiring coming out of the ignition switch, it's gone bad there is two remedies one is to replace that part with a new one or use a zip tie with the existing one, what you want to do is remove the one screw that holds it in place and zip tie all 6-7 wires tight to the steering wheel column as tight as you can get it and that will fix your problem for good.

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