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My 2004 kia amanti will only make a loud clicking noise when i try to start it. it sounds like the starter is stuck.

Engine will not turn over

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    mike h Jul 29, 2012

    sounds like the engine is seized... is the battery charged?

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You have a bad starter from what you are describing. Did this just happen all of a sudden? Or has it been happening until the car died?

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