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Old 04-13-2011, 07:31 AM
Nona Nona is offline
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Default My boyfriends 2003 Kia Sorento will crank but wont start?

Okay so my boyfriend has a 2003 Kia Sorento and he has taken it to the shop numerous amount of times and every time he has gone his car works fine for a little bit but after a while it wont start it has a mind of its own lets just say because it starts one day and then the next it wont Please help Thank You :-D 5 stars best answer
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:19 AM
skiller skiller is offline
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Check the battery and the alternator. I think that the battery isn't getting charged by the alternator. While idling the alternator should show a voltage o/p somewhere between 12.5 to 14 volts with 15 being max.

If the car cold starts in the morning and dies down after a small spin then it is a battery/alternator problem if not then also check for coolant levels and any radiator leakage. All cars have temperature controls so if the temperature exceeds the normal limit the car wont start.

Hope this helps

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