2004 Kia Optima Won't Start

Tiny
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  • 2004 KIA OPTIMA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 10,000 MILES
When I stopped my 2004 Kia to go into the store, and came back out it wouldn't start.
The engine won't turn over. When you turn over the ignition, it turns for a short one second weak 1/2 turn, nothing else.
The battery is only a month old.
The battery terminals seem to be clean and tight. With the headlights on, and you try to start it, they go out.
I'm also having trouble locating the starter.
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Friday, July 11th, 2008 AT 5:29 PM

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Tiny
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Get the battery and alternator load tested-double check all connections leading to and from the battery and alternator-also check for excessive parastic draw on the electrical system before we get into the start circuit
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Friday, July 11th, 2008 AT 5:48 PM
Tiny
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Can you tell me where the starter is located?
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Saturday, July 12th, 2008 AT 6:53 AM
Tiny
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The timing belt has been replaced twice in thie vehicle. Could it be the timing belt again?
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Saturday, July 12th, 2008 AT 6:55 AM
Tiny
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Not familiar with your vehicle but start at the battery positive terminal/cable follow it till it dead ends on the battery terminal of the starter
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Saturday, July 12th, 2008 AT 8:29 AM

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