2002 Kia Sportage 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 90000 miles
I went out this morning got in the car, turned the key and it was dead.
So I checked the battery terminals and they weren't all that tight, so I thought, maybe my battery died because they were lose and hadn't charged the battery in a while?
So I got a friend to give me a jump, and after 30 minutes connected! It wasn't any better.
So I got suspicious. The windows went up and down very slow. Like a VERYYY weak battery.
So I turned the key off and then to the Just before Turning over position, and low and behold, the clock got bright like normal, and the windows worked at a completely normal speed like a fully charged battery. So then I thought wonderful! Let's crank er' over.
As soon as I went to start it any and all dash lights went out, the clock went out, the windows went back to slow again until I turn the key of and on a few times and then it just brightens back up.
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Ok, So here's an update, I've been working on it all day, took the whole dash apart practically (all around the steering column and when I turn the key you can hear a clicking sound. Well I got to the clicking sound and it's near this huge relay looking thing called a Unit Flasher? Big grey box about 4" x 2" x 1"thick. There are 2 other relays with that one.
I have never even had a HINT of an issue or mis-start or dragging or sticking or anything with the starter.
have the same problem?
Saturday, March 27th, 2010 AT 2:27 PM