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Battery consistently draining

I have had to Jumpstart and chargemy car battery several times. Once it has a charge it will start up and run. Once I turn car off completely, the engine wont turn over. All lights work and radio as well. 30 day old battery, starter and alternator have been tested which came out fine. So, the van will start one day with no problem, the next day it wont start without a jump start.

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Most likely you've got something draining the battery. Read this post

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Posted on Aug 27, 2017

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SOURCE: 2002 kia sedona van

Hi,

There has been known issues with the alternator on several year/versions of this car. If memory serves me right, there was a TSB for the alternator either over or undercharging.The TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) specifies replacing the alternator and re-flashing the PCM.(Powertrain Control Mudule).

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Car will not start, just makes a clicking sound.

if when you jump it starts its your batt if if keeps dying it your alternator the clicking sound is your statrer which means thats good try the batt when you buy a new one it will have a warranty soo if it dies because the alt you will get a new one batt for free (the alt charges the batt)

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 2003 Kia spectra. The battery died so I

CHECK ALTERNATOR FUSE AND FUSE LINK ALTERNATOR NOT GETTING NO POWER FROM BATTERY.ALSO CHECK ALTERNATOR WIRES CONNECTORS FOR DAMAGE OR BROKE WIRES IN THE ALTERNATOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS. I HAD SAME PROBLEM WITH CHEVROLET THE VOLTAGE REGULATOR WIRES CAME OUT THE CONNECTOR I HAD TO BUY NEW CONNECTOR CRIMP IT SOLDER THEN SEAL IT WITH ELECTRICAL TAPE IF FUSE AND FUSE LINK OKAY MORE LIKELY YOU HAVE DAMAGED WIRES AT CONNECTOR MAKE SURE DRIVE BELT TIGHT AND NOT SLIPPING.

Posted on Nov 02, 2011

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SOURCE: Battery goes dead

2001 sephia changed belts rebuilt altenator and new battery and car still stalls out after an hour or 2 of driving. give it a boost starts...turn it off and its dead again....is it a voltage regulator..need help

Posted on Mar 28, 2012

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SOURCE: Kia Sorento V-6 start-up difficulty

You probably should perform a fuel pressure test to see if the fuel pressure is bleeding off of the fuel rails when the engine is shut off. If it is, you could have a bad fuel pressure regulator or a bad check valve in the fuel pump module (which will require replacement of the module).

One way to test for this condition without any tools is like this:
cycle the key ON, wait about two seconds, then OFF, wait about 2 more seconds, and back ON again. Repeat his 3 or 4 times before turning the key to the CRANK position. If the engine starts immediately every time you do this, then the hard starting is definately caused by the fuel pressure bleeding off.

Posted on Apr 21, 2012

Testimonial: "We will keep this handy if/when the problem reoccurs. Your test procedure seems to force adequate fuel pressure and flow to the injectors prior to attempting a start by having the fuel pumps pre-load the fuel system several times. Good idea. "

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You're late for work and rush out to your car, only to find that it won't start. The headlights are dim and the engine simply refuses to turn over. You realize that your battery is dead. But how did this happen? There are five main causes of car battery drain or failure.

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