Will not start just clicks

Tiny
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  • 2006 KIA SORENTO
  • 3.5L
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 126,000 MILES
Plenty of power, battery is good, checked starter it is good. When I turn the key nothing happens expect a quiet clicking around the column.
Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 AT 3:17 PM

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Tiny
KEN L
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Hello,

Can I ask if then security light is flashing when you you are trying the crank the engine cover? If not then I would check the starter relay.

Here is a guide and the relay location and you should check the fuses as well:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

Please let us know what happens.
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Friday, January 12th, 2018 AT 11:30 AM
Tiny
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The security light is not flashing and the relay is good, I have already swapped it. I have kind of been seen some stuff online saying it is a very common problem with these things. There are a bunch of jerry rigged ways they say to fix it like pulling fuses and finding some ignition alternator fuse located under the column. Is there any truth to this stuff? I do not want to mess up something else.
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Friday, January 12th, 2018 AT 11:51 AM
Tiny
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I have not heard of a rigged way which I wouldn't do anyway. The next test is a simple one let use a test light and problem the trigger wire/terminal (small) at the starter to see if it gets power when the key is in the start position.

Here is a guide look toward the bottom.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.
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Friday, January 12th, 2018 AT 5:06 PM

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