2001 KIA SPORTAGE WON'T START

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  • bearbackcowboy
  • 2001 Kia Sportage

Electrical problem
2001 Kia Sportage 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 105000 miles

I have a 2001 Kia sportage. It won't start and the hold button on the dash flashes. When you hit the hold button on the shifter it will not come off. Is there a way you can reset this without spending a arm an a leg at a dealership? Could this problem cause the car not to start? The starter tries to crank.

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Sunday, July 20th, 2008 AT 6:06 AM

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  • KHLow2008
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Hi bearbackcowboy,

When the HOLD light is flashing, something is wrong and preventing the engine from starting. It could be anything so you need a scan to find out what is wrong.

How much it is going to cost will depend on what is wrong.

Try disconnecting the battery negative terminal for a few mins and see if you can get it started after reconnecting.

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Sunday, July 20th, 2008 AT 10:00 AM
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I have tried pulling the battery cable and that hasn't worked. I am going to have it scanned. Thank you for your help.

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Sunday, July 20th, 2008 AT 12:16 PM

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