2003 Kia Optima Died While running

Tiny
ROGER40
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  • 2003 KIA OPTIMA
Engine Mechanical problem
2003 Kia Optima 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

The car died after running I know the battery is bad it was 5 year's old bad cell. But after replaceing the battery it still will not start. Working on car's my past expierince tells me this is an alternator or it could be the starter possibly. But will a car die if the cylonoid is going bad on the starter? And is another way I can find out which if either it is?
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Roger Doss
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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 AT 1:57 PM

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Tiny
DAVE H
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Jump start the vehicle. Put a voltmeter across battery terminals. You should get a reading of around 13.5 volts @ idle. If you are getting less than 13 volts check wiring to alternator or replace the alternator !
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Thursday, February 19th, 2009 AT 6:47 PM

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