WHERE IS THE STARTER

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JUSTIN BOLDON
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  • 2004 KIA OPTIMA
Can you tell me where the start is on my car?
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Thursday, September 24th, 2009 AT 6:48 PM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hey Justin,

Starter motor is located on the lower left or right side of engine. Here is a guide that will walk you through the steps.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-starter-motor

You will need to raise the car up to do the job.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/jack-up-and-lift-your-car-safely

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Monday, December 12th, 2016 AT 5:49 PM
Tiny
MELANIE MOUSER
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We're is the starter in a 2005 Kia lx
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Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 AT 2:17 PM
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Good afternoon my name is Roy and I will assist

What model is your Kia? Sedona or Optima?

I need this to get your location.
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Sunday, December 17th, 2017 AT 10:06 AM
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STACY GOSA
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  • 2006 KIA OPTIMA
  • 2.7L
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
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  • 122,000 MILES
I am trying to replace my starter but I have no idea where it is located and how to start.
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 6:10 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

Yes the starter is under the car near the front. You will need to start by lifting the car and disconnecting the battery. Here some diagrams and guides to help you get the job done.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/jack-up-and-lift-your-car-safely

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-starter-motor

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 6:10 PM (Merged)
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TAMIA09
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2006 Kia Optima 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

Where is the starter located?
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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If you follow the battery positive cable back to the engine it wiil take you straight to it
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
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BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Just follow positive battery cable down through engine compartment, it leads straight to starter motor.
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
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FOBBIO33
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Where is starter located on kia optima?
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
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BLUELIGHTNIN6
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It is on the front of the transmission. Must take exhaust manifold heat shield off and you will see starter under exhaust manifold
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
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2CARPROS-ARCHIVES
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Where is the starter at
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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Which engine do you have?
If you follow the positive cable from the battery, you should reach the starter at the end of the cable.
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
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DATNIGG
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Engine Mechanical problem
2003 Kia Optima 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I have a 2003 Kia Optima with a bad starter. I see the location but dont know which bolts to remove to release it. Can you pleasehelp me out.
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
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BMRFIXIT
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Use the new starter to compare with the old starter

STARTER
Removal & Installation
Disconnect the battery ground cable.
Remove the speedometer cable and the shift cable.
Disconnect the starter motor connector and terminal.
Remove the starter motor assembly.
To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts and nuts to specification
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)

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