I recently bought a 98 Kia Sephia that seems to be experiencing something similar. When trying to get the starter to turn over, it's very sluggish, like a drained battery. I took to battery in to be tested, and it checked out fine. I checked the fuses and relays under the hood (drivers side, near the dashboard), and didn't see anything blown or burnt. In my case, if I give it about an hour, chances are that it will start again. Once it has sit for a little while, I'm going to try starting it uo, and oulling the cables from the battery terminals to see if it dies. If so, it's probably the alternator (just replaced the belt yesterday). The other odd, thing is that it will with littke hesitation when jumped? I'll report back in a few.
Thursday, August 18th, 2011 AT 12:44 AM